A cast of Broadway actors will perform a concert version of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning musical Rent September 16 at 7 PM and September 17 at 2 PM at The Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City, New York.
The late Larson graduated from Adelphi in 1982. The two concerts will be held on the Westermann Stage at the Concert Hall in the Adelphi PAC.
With a band led by original Rent associate conductor Daniel Weiss, the Broadway company's original Joanne Fredi Walker-Browne will be joined by Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Aida, Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Civil War), Felicia Boswell (Shuffle Along, Memphis, Motown: The Musical), Sydney James Harcourt (Hamilton, American Idiot, Bells Are Ringing), Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants, Wicked, Spring Awakening), Danielle L. Greaves (A Streetcar Named Desire, Hairspray, Rent, Show Boat, Sunset Boulevard), Douglas Lyons (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon), MJ Rodriguez (Rent Off-Broadway), Mike Squillante (NBC's The Voice), and more to be announced.
Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
T. Oliver Reid will produce and direct the concert.
Tickets for September 16 are priced $55-$100, and tickets for September 17 are priced $50-$55. The $100 VIP tickets include premium seating and an invitation to the post-show reception with the cast and other special guests in celebration of the start of the Adelphi PAC’s 10th anniversary season.
Tickets are currently on sale, and discounts are available to seniors, students, and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.