THE SCREENING ROOM: Remembering Jonathan Larson and Rent 16 Years Later

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January 25, 2012, marks the 16-year anniversary of the death of 35-year-old Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent author Jonathan Larson – who died one day before his landmark musical would open Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop and change the world.

Larson's legacy lives on in the multitude of productions of Rent, which is currently enjoying an Off-Broadway revival, as well as his autobiographical musical Tick, Tick... Boom!

The Jonathan Larson Foundation, which supports the work of emerging musical theatre writers, also ensures that the theatre will never be without new vital voices.

Playbill.com has put together a handful of videos from the man who taught us to measure a year in love and that there's no day but today.

In a nod to Stephen Sondheim, Larson performs his brunch-themed "Sunday" from Tick, Tick... Boom!

The original Broadway cast of Rent performs at the 1996 Tony Awards, where Rent would take Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

The original Broadway cast of Rent reunited with members of the 2008 Broadway company for a special Tony Awards performance.

Much of the Broadway cast reunited for the film version of "Rent." Here's "Seasons of Love."

Audio of Larson performing Roger's driven ballad, "One Song Glory."

Playbill.com's highlights of the current Off-Broadway revival.


 

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