Rent the musical is a show about love, struggling artists, and how HIV and AIDS affect people's lives.
A modern take on Puccini's La Bohème, the production deals with powerful themes and issues. It first ran for a limited three-week production in 1994, but opened off-Broadway in 1996. The show's creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly the night before its premiere — but the show went on to win a Pulitzer Prize and the production became a smash hit, eventually moving to Broadway. Rent won a Tony Award for Best Musical, and went on to tour the nation, eventually inspiring a 2005 film of the same name.
Rent takes place in the East Village of NYC. The musical focuses on a community of young artists. They are struggling with poverty, and some of them are dealing with AIDS. The creator of the show, Jonathan Larson, died of heart failure after the final dress rehearsal. Yet he inspired an incredible performance, and his legacy lives on in the current productions. Audiences love songs like "Seasons of Love," so find Rent tickets at TicketNetwork.