"Seasons of Love": A Rent Timeline

News   "Seasons of Love": A Rent Timeline The following Rent timeline appears in the Playbill for the final performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sept. 7 at the Nederlander Theatre.

Jonathan Larson
Jonathan Larson

1993
6/17/93 First staged reading of RENT at the New York Theater Workshop

1994
10/29-11/6/94
Studio workshop producition at NYTW

1995
12/19/95
First rehearsal for the Off-Broadway Production at NYTW

1996
1/9/96
The RENT band begins rehearsals

1/20/96
Acting company & band first rehearsal together on stage at NYTW 1/24/96
Final dress rehearsal at NYTW

1/25/96
Jonathan Larson [2/4/60 - 1/25/96]
First scheduled preview replaced by memorial performance

1/26/96
First preview at NYTW

2/13/96
Opening night at NYTW

3/21/96
Tech load-in begins at the Nederlander Theatre

3/27/96
Filmed "B" roll at NYTW

3/31/96
NYTW closing night
(69 performances over 10 weeks)

4/2/96
First rehearsal for Broadway transfer

4/9/96
RENT wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

4/10/96
First technical rehearsal on stage at the Nederlander Theatre with acting company & band

4/16/96
First preview on Broadway (16 previews)

 

4/29/96
RENT opens on Broadway the same night it wins three Obie Awards: Outstanding Ensemble Performance; Outstanding Direction; Outstanding Book, Music & Lyrics

6/2/96
RENT wins four Tony Awards: Best Musical; Best Book of a Musical; Best Score of a Musical; Featured Actor in a Musical--Wilson Jermaine Heredia

8/26/96
RENT performs at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago

8/27/96
RENT Cast Album is released

11/18/96
First National Tour ("Angel" Company) opens at the Shubert Theatre in Boston

1997
9/28/97
Second National Tour ("Benny" Company) opens in Los Angeles

11/97
RENT opens at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Canada

1998
5/12/98
RENT opens in London

9/20/98
The 1,000th performance on Broadway

9/24/98
RENT opens in Japan

10/19/98
RENT commercial filmed at 54 Bond Street

2001
2/11/01
The 2,000th performance on Broadway

2003
7/11/03
The 3,000th performance on Broadway

2005
12/10/05
The 4,000th performance on Broadway

2006
3/5/06
RENT passes Miss Saigon to become the seventh-longest running show in Broadway history

2008
5/23/08
The 5,000th performance on Broadway

9/7/08
Closing night at the Nederlander Theatre (5,124 performances, 16 previews)