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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | TV Movie 24 September 2008
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Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Written by Anonymous

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The characters of Ali, Gordon, Pam, and Sue in the Life Support meeting are named after HIV-positive friends of writer Jonathan Larson. The real "Ali" was Alison Gertz, a young woman who contracted HIV in the early 1980s and became well-known later in the decade as an AIDS activist. A TV movie about her life, Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992), starred Molly Ringwald as Ali. See more »

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When Collins is holding the long note towards the end of the musical "I'll Cover You (Reprise)," he stops short while the voice track continues on. See more »

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My favorite rock opera, in it's entirety
9 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

RENT is an updated version of "La Boheme" about a group of bohemian artists striving for their art while facing the dangers of paying the rent, poverty, illness, and the AIDS epidemic.

My first introduction to RENT was through the Chris Columbus film. I thought it was wonderful, and even since I saw that version, I've wanted to see the stage production. But seeing as where I live, it was impossible. Then learning that it was closing on Broadway, it broke my heart even more. But then, I learned that the final performance was going to be filmed. I was so happy, that I wanted to see it, but other things got in the way. After a while, I thought I would never see it, until it came out on DVD on February 3rd. I rented it, and I saw it, and I loved it. It feels so good to see the stage production that it's all I watch now. I won't even disregard Columbus' film, but there's something about this one that just stayed with me. Plus, I, of course, cried like a baby watching.

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