Twenty Years of Rent
By most measures, Jonathan Larson’s musical play RENT is the game-changing show that changed the face of Broadway musicals forever when it was first staged back in 1996. Albuquerqueans can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning production right here at home, as the tour stops at Popejoy Hall Friday Feb. 15 at 7:30pm; Saturday Feb. 16 at 2 and 8pm; and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1pm. RENT is a creative re-imagining of the classic Puccini opera, La Bohème, and follows seven struggling artists in lower Manhattan’s East Village over the course of one year. The tragic backstory of RENT is that Larson died suddenly from an undiagnosed genetic heart problem the night before the show opened off-Broadway. He never got to see its incredible success; but you can, for a price. Tickets are $48 to $83. (Alisa Valdes)
Sunday Feb 17, 2019
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A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.