October 10, 2015

  RSS Twitter Facebook Pinterest Tumblr

Playbill Digital

Michael Greif and the Evolution of Rent

Michael Greif, the director of the original Off-Broadway/Broadway production of Rent in 1996, talks about the steps he took to make his current Off-Broadway revival of the rock musical clear and relevant to a 21st-century audience. He talked history with his young cast, making sure they knew what was happening in New York in the late '80s and early '90s — in the first decade of the age of AIDS — when the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is set. He also introduced his troupe to the family of late Rent composer-lyricist-librettist Jonathan Larson. To see interviews with the cast of Rent, click here.

Related Information
Multimedia Multimedia
Email Email


25 Sep 2015
Pasek and Paul's Musical Dear Evan Hansen Sets New York Dates

25 Sep 2015
Complete Cast Revealed for If/Then Tour With Idina Menzel

08 Sep 2015
Winner of Actors' Equity's Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award Named

31 Aug 2015
If/Then Recording, With Idina Menzel, Will Be Released on Vinyl

27 Aug 2015
Almost 20 Years Since Rent Opened, Anthony Rapp Reflects as It Takes the Stage in Scotland

Playbill Club Featured Offer
Hand to God

Mild-mannered Jason unhappily has to participate in a Jesus-themed puppet show at his church. However, he soon discovers that his puppet, Tyrone, has a mind of its own.

Click here for details.