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