PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Backstage at Bristol Riverside Theatre's Rent

News   PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Backstage at Bristol Riverside Theatre's Rent James LaRosa, currently starring as Mark Cohen in Bristol Riverside Theatre's staging of Rent, offers an exclusive backstage look at the production.

Channeling his documentary filmmaker character, LaRosa shares images spanning from his arrival in Bristol all the way through opening night.

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 25th anniversary season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Jonathan Larson musical Rent, which runs through June 3.

Directed by Jose Zayas, the cast features Julian Alvarez, Mark Willis Borum, Tracie Franklin, James LaRosa, Meera Mohan, Brendan Norton, Tyrone Roberson, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Tara Tagliaferro, Brit West and Nadine Zahr with local actors Michael Hogan, Joseph Michael O’Brien and Carl Nathaniel Smith.

Rent, according to production notes, "tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS."

The creative team also includes set designer Jason Simms, lighting designer Ryan O’Gara, costume designer Carla Bellisio and choreographer Stephen Casey.

Tickets are available from $30-$50, with discounts for students, military and groups. Tickets are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the BRT Box Office at (215) 785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, PA.

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