Rent (musical)

rock musical, loosely based on La Bohème, set in New York during the AIDS Crisis

Rent is a rock musical. The music and lyrics were written by Jonathan Larson. The musical is based on the Italian opera, La bohème. The musical opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre on 29 April 1996. It closed on 7 September 2008 after a run of 5,123 performances. It opened on the West End in 2008. In 2005, it was adapted to a movie. Rent won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

MusicJonathan Larson
LyricsJonathan Larson
BasisLa bohème, opera by Puccini
ProductionsBroadway (1996)
West End (2008)
Movie (2005)
AwardsTony Award for Best Musical
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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