Director Michael Greif and the cast of the new Off-Broadway production of Rent took a break from rehearsals Aug. 1 to chat about their approach to Jonathan Larson's 1996 rock musical about friends, artists and lovers expressing themselves in the age of AIDS. They talk about their first encounters with the groundbreaking musical, and what the Pulitzer Prize-winning show means to them. The newly-conceived incarnation opens Aug. 11 at New World Stages. To see an interview with director Michael Greif, click here.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.