‘RENT’ 20th Anniversary Tour Announced: Celebrating 10,512,000 Moments So Dear
RENT is coming back to a stage hopefully somewhere close to you, this fall. That is right, in celebration of 10,512,000 moments so dear, and 20 years of still owed back rent, the beloved Broadway musical is going back on tour. RENT took Puccini's opera La Bohème and centered it in New York City circa the 1990’s amidst the AIDS crisis.
Following the lives of seven friends and one frenemy, RENT took us into a new decade and all the trials that come with it. Written by Jonathan Larson, the cast of the original production included Anthony Rapp (Little Shop of Horrors, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown), Adam Pascal (Aidia, Disaster), Daphne Rebin-Vega (Rocky Horror Show), Jesse L Martin (Law & Order, The Flash), Wilson Jermaine Heredia (San Francisco Playhouse's Camelot),Fredi Walker (The Lion King) Idina Menzel (Wicked, Frozen, If/Then) and Taye Diggs (Hedwig & The Angry Inch, The Wild Party).
Producer Stephen Gabriel spoke to Broadway World about the upcoming 20th anniversary tour:
"For the past 20 years, RENT has touched the lives of audiences around the world from Broadway to regional productions to high school auditoriums. We're thrilled to introduce a new generation to this timeless story of love, friendship and community."
The 20th Anniversary tour of RENT will be directed by Evan Ensign based on the original production direction by Michael Greif.
What is your favorite RENT memory? Have you gotten a chance to the show live? Are you planning to go see it again? Share your RENT experience with us in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
The RENT Tour will kick off this fall.