RENT by Jonathan Larson at the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway (4/29/1996 – 9/07/2008). Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème”.
Produced by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
Directed by Michael Greif; Choreographed by Marlies Yearby; Scenic Design by Paul Clay; Costume Design by Angela Wendt; Lighting Design by Blake Burba; Sound Design by Kurt Fischer; Wig, Hair and Make-Up Designer: David Santana.
Starring Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Fredi Walker.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, friends in Manhattan’s East Village struggle to build the lives of their dreams. Pennilessness, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, social tension, and political unrest, among other hardships, challenge the group physically and emotionally. Facing the problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life.