Rent

Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and MISS SAIGON take his limo from Manhattan to the struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, to see a high school production of LES MISERABLES? To see the show performed by the astoundingly successful theater company at Harry S Truman High School, run [...]

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Entertainment Weekly recently released a special issue of The 100 All-Time Greatest in Movies, TV, Music, Books and Plays.  This issue included a Top 10 Greatest Musicals List.  Of the top ten listed, four of the musicals were MTI titles – including RENT, WEST SIDE STORY, SWEENEY TODD and the number one musical, GUYS AND [...]

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Thirty is usually the first birthday that any of us dreads. Twenty-nine year-old Jonathan Larson did as well in 1990 – especially because he’d been trying to get a foothold on Broadway for years and he seemed to be getting nowhere. “I’m older than my dad was when I was born,” he rued. Of course, [...]

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The Season 1 finale of NBC’s Smash featured the first Boston preview of Bombshell with Karen stepping into the leading role at the last minute.  The episode ended with Karen giving the preview of Bombshell and a fantastic ending with “Don’t Forget About Me.” We certainly haven’t forgotten about you Karen Cartwright!  As we begin [...]

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The following article originally appeared in “Behind the Scenes” – the official Newsletter of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS… “Seasons of Love,” Jonathan Larson’s unforgettable anthem from his groundbreaking musical Rent, has helped more than $21,000 worth of love flow to thousands affected by HIV/AIDS over the last year, thanks to the generosity, creativity [...]

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A Collection of Shows as Diverse in Their Stories as Any In Our Extensive Catalogue! These are shows that move audiences to the edge of their seats with excitement and anticipation, pushing the envelope beyond the edge of the traditional into the realm of the innovative and the groundbreaking.  They have prompted audiences to fall [...]

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On Thursday, July 14, Jonathan Larson‘s beloved and award-winning musical, RENT, opened for previews at New World Stages in New York City. While it has not yet been formally reviewed, audiences and press are buzzing about this revival. See the Photos While the producers and creative team stay relatively the same from the Broadway production [...]

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MTI wishes to address an important copyright issue surrounding a recent production of RENT at Maryland's Towson University in which director Diane Smith-Sadak cut lines from the show creating an alternate ending. BroadwayWorld.com reported on the controversy this morning, after being made aware of the issue from the activity it generated on their message boards.  [...]

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RENT returns to New York City's New World Stages this summer, and www.siteforrent.com is letting you in on the action! define expository essay “MAKE RENT YOURS” Video Contest Calling all aspiring filmmakers, animators, and artists! Over 15,000 people have seen the “RENT RETURNS” announcement video on YouTube. Now it's YOUR turn to create a teaser [...]

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expository essays The American Theatre Wing's Jonathan Larson® Grants are given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, help to continue Tony Award®-winning composer Jonathan Larson’s dream of infusing musical theatre with a contemporary, joyful, urban vitality.  The American Theatre Wing awards the Larson Grants to artists to recognize and showcase their work [...]

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