This Tony-Award-Winning rock opera turned Broadway on its ear as it follows the lives of struggling artists living in New York’s Alphabet City.
Possibly no other musical in recent Broadway history received such anticipation for its opening or such immediate stardom after its very first performance than RENT. Rolling Stone, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and even the front cover of Newsweek all heralded RENT as THE modern musical of our time. It went on to win 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and a Pulitzer Prize.
Based on the experiences of creator Jonathan Larson – and loosely based on the opera La Boheme – RENT immerses you in the lives of 8 young artists and musicians living in the Lower East Side of the Bohemian Alphabet City. From a poet and a musician to a lawyer and a drag queen, their lives are intertwined as they fight to survive in the Big Apple and, in some cases, fight for their mortality from HIV. In the end, it’s friendship, love and the ability to maintain their individuality that keeps these souls together.
The music is a myriad of styles from rock and funk to gospel and heart-aching ballads. The stage is filled with extraordinary dance numbers celebrating life and mourning mistakes. And when the curtain goes down, RENT will revitalize your soul.
Meet the Team
Meghan Murphy *
previously in The Who’s Tommy and Rent
previously in Rent, The Who’s Tommy & Les Misérables
Aaron Conklin *
previously in Annie, Oklahoma, Miss Saigon & Rent
* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)