Rent opened on Broadway in April 1996 and ran for over 5,000 performances.
The cast included Gilles Chiasson, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rodney Hicks, Kristen Lee Kelly, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Aiko Nakasone, Timothy Britten Parker, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gwen Stewart, Byron Utley, and Fredi Walker.
The musical garnered 10 Tony Award nominations, winning four. It also took home the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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After 5,123 performances, the show took its final bow September 7, 2008.
Flip through photos of the original cast below:
Rent on Broadway