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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,"... See full summary »

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Christmas Caroler / Mr. Jefferson / Pastor / Ensemble
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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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Rodney Hicks (Benjamin Coffin III) and Gwen Stewart (Mrs. Jefferson/others) are the only members from the original Broadway cast to be part of the closing cast for the show and film. Stewart returned to the cast in the same role she played in the original cast ("Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others," including the solo in "Seasons of Love"). Hicks also returned to his original cast role, in a way--when the show first opened, he had played "Paul, a cop, and others," and had also been the understudy for the role of Benjamin Coffin III, which was then usually played by Taye Diggs. See more »

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When the squeegee man is saying "honest living" repeatedly during the musical number "Christmas Bells," he underestimates the number of repetitions and has to catch up to the voice track. 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.

Please see this.


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