Rent to Open Off-Broadway in 2011

News   Rent to Open Off-Broadway in 2011
The late Jonathan Larson's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent is headed back to the New York stage, according to the New York Post.

Michael Greif, who directed the original, acclaimed production, will also helm the revival, which will play New World Stages.

The production, which will feature a cast of unknowns, will open at the Off-Broadway venue in June 2011. The new mounting will be capitalized at $1.5 million, the New York daily states.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent by composer-lyricist-librettist Larson concerns a group of bohemians who fall in and out of love in the age of AIDS. The Broadway production of Rent closed in September 2008 after 12 years of performances at the Nederlander Theatre. A film version was directed by Chris Columbus; the final Broadway performances were also filmed for cinematic release.

No official announcement about the production has been made.

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