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New World Stages - Stage One

Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winner reinvented musicals when it debuted in 1996. An inspiring story about friends and artists struggling in New York City’s East Village, Rent tackles addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love.

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Performances ended on Sept. 9, 2012.

New World Stages - Stage One

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019

Previews Jul 14, 2011
Opening Aug 11, 2011
Closing Sep 09, 2012

Story

What Is the Story of Rent?
Loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished friends struggling to survive and create in New York’s gritty Alphabet City in 1991. Over the course of one year, Rent follows these starving artists as they strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness, impending gentrification and the AIDS epidemic.
 

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