September 2024

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson

Additional Lyrics: Billy Aronson

Based on: La bohème by Giacomo Puccini

Premiere Performance: January 25, 1996—New York Theatre Workshop

Broadway Premiere: April 29, 1996—Nederlander Theatre, New York

This production of RENT was licensed by Music Theatre International. RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera La bohème, Rent is the story of one year in  the lives of poor, defiant, young artists as they find their creative voices and learn to love. Set in New York City’s East Village, Rent  reflects the agony of the 80s, a time shattered by the HIV/AIDS epidemic“Light My Candle,” “Goodbye Love,” and “Take Me or Leave Me,” broke new ground on Broadway with music that resonates even today.

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Performance runtime: approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes—Act I: 70 minutes | Intermission: 25 minutes | Act II: 60 minutes

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Roger Davis
Benjamin "Benny" Coffin, III
Angel Dumott Schunard
Mimi Marquez
Marueen Johnson


Co-Director, Set & Projection Designer
Associate Director, Choreographer
Assistant Director
Costume Designer
Wig & Makeup Designer
Lighting Designer
Projection Programmer
Associate Lighting Designer
Wig & Makeup Designer
Assistant Scenic Designer
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Jonathan Larson

Book, Music, & Lyrics

Jonathan Larson received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for RENT. He also won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1994 Richard Rodgers Award for RENT and twice received The Gilman & Gonzales-Falla Theatre Foundation’s Comendation Award. In 1989 he was granted the Stephen Sondheim Award from American Music Theatre Festival, where he contributed to the musical Sitting on the Edge of the Future. In 1988 he won the Richard Rodgers Development Grant for his rock musical Superbia, which was staged at Playwrights Horizon. He composed the score for the musical J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation, which was presented by En Garde Arts in 1995. Mr. Larson performed his rock monologue tick, tick… BOOM! at Second Stage Theatre, The Village Gate and New York Theatre Workshop. Mr. Larson died unexpectedly of an aortic aneurysm on January 25, 1996, ten days before his 36th birthday.

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