RENT

By : Jonathan Larson

Summary

Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians. The musical was first seen in a limited three-week workshop production.

Facts

  • Tony award for best score
  • Drama desk for outstanding musical.
  • Jonathan Larson died January 25, 1996 and wasn't able to see the show/musical
  • Tony award for best musical
  • Pulitzer prize for drama

Actors


  • Mark Cohen
  • Roger Davis


Songs

  • "Light my candle "
  • "Over the moon "
  • "Seasons of Love "


Awards

  • Tony award for best musical
  • Pulitzer prize for drama
  • Tony award for best book


Interesting Facts

  • Jonathan Larson dies the night before the premiere
  • The Broadway production closed on September 7 , 2008 after a 12- year run of 5,123 performances
  • The success of the show led to several national tours