THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Tony and Pulitzer-Winning Musical Rent (Video)

By Playbill Staff
April 29, 2013

The Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Rent, a work that broke ground in the contemporary musical theatre, opened on Broadway 17 years ago on April 29, 1996. Here, Playbill.com celebrates the iconic piece by the late Jonathan Larson.



Larson's legacy lives on in the multitude of productions of Rent, which recently enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at New World Stages. Here are performances from the Off-Broadway revival, original Broadway production, 2005 feature film adaptation, concert outings, tenth anniversary and more.

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

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The cast of Rent performs at the Tony Awards:

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp performing "What You Own" at Joe's Pub:

"What You Own" from the Rent film adaptation:

Pascal and Rapp performing "Seasons of Love" at the Bay Street Theatre:

Pascal and Rapp's performance of "Rent" from the film:

"Goodbye Love," the deleted scene from the "Rent" film:

Pascal's performance of "One Song Glory" from Rent:

Rapp singing "Losing My Religion," the song he auditioned with for Rent:

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.

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

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

 

"Take Me Or Leave Me" from the film:

The cast of Off-Broadway's Rent pays tribute to Regis Philbin with "Seasons of Love":

Neil Patrick Harris and Christian Mena performing "What You Own":

"La Vie Boheme" at the Hollywood Bowl:

The title song from Rent's 10th anniversary:

"I'll Cover You" from Rent's 10th anniversary:

"La Vie Boheme" from Rent's 10th anniversary:

"I'll Cover You (Reprise)" from Rent's 10th anniversary:

"Take Me Or Leave Me" from Rent's 10th anniversary:

"Out Tonight" and "Another Day" from Rent's final performance on Broadway:

"La Vie Boheme" from Rent's final performance on Broadway: