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You can catch Rent at the Count Basie Theatre, showing April 3 - 4, 2018

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Closed September 7, 2008

Why See Rent?

Rent is the smash hit musical that's infusing and reinventing Broadway nightly it with its own brand of youthful energy. Jonathan Larson's rock musical is the joyous, breathtaking and inspiring story of a group of New York City East Village artists struggling to find their voices and find love in today's tough times.

Based on Giacomo Puccini's classic 1896 opera, La Boheme, Rent boasts a talented and hot young cast singing some of Broadway's most powerful songs, broaching controversial themes like homelessness, AIDS and drug addiction with compassion, and thrilling audiences of all ages with its moving tale of hopes and dreams.

The show burst upon the theater scene after its creator, Larson, died suddenly on the eve of the show's first performance off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in January 1996. The show then opened to raves on Broadway, winning that year's Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. New York Times critic Ben Brantley raved that Rent "shimmers with hope for the future of the American musical." Rent sings of our time, of facing an uncertain future with courage, humor, loyalty and love. Come celebrate the seasons of love.

Previews from : 16th April 1996
Opened : 29th April 1996
Closed : 7 September 2008

Audience:  Rent may be inappropriate for children aged 7 and under.  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Nederlander Theater.

Run time:  2 hours 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 2 pm
Evening 8 pm 8 pm - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 7 pm

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Opening night: 16 April 1996


Winner of FOUR 1996 Tony Awards

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Gabrielle Solies: “Rent rocks”

Rent is the most amazing show i have ever seen. Theres finally a show... more

Carmela Ottaviano: “No day but today!!”

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