Rent The Musical Is Coming Down In New York City

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It is difficult to conduct any online search containing the word rent without returning a result which relates to the long running Broadway show of the same name. We’ve heard that from many folks who find Rent It Today online when searching for rental providers.

Rent Will Close Off Broadway In September

Rent Broadway Musical PosterAn off-Broadway revival of Rent that opened three years after the original show tearfully closed up shop on Broadway has now ended its lease term as well, according to various news sources.

On July 3rd Rent producers said the show currently playing at New World Stages will close Sept. 9th after having played 32 previews and 450 performances.

The book, music and lyrics for Rent were all written by Jonathan Larson, who died in January 1996, just before the show premiered. Rent is the story of friends and artists struggling to make a home in New York City’s East Village in the early 1990s. Inspired by Puccini’s opera La Boheme, Rent follows a group of impoverished friends struggling to survive and create in The Big Apple’s gritty Alphabet City. Over the span of a year, these struggling artists strive for success and acceptance while battling the obstacles of poverty, illness, urban gentrification and the AIDS epidemic.

The original Rent, which was followed  up by a movie version, closed in 2008 after more than 5,100 performances – the ninth longest running show in Broadway history.

Stages and Costumes Can Be Rented

The show will undoubtedly continue to be produced on theater and school stages across the country. Did you know you can rent a stage? Find a stage for rent at Rent It Today. And if your production requires costumes, you can find costumes for rent as well.

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