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Rent 5 out of 5 stars I was part of the RENT musical in Basel I loooove the story and it s one of my favourite musicals EVER It really is so so good 525 600 minutes525 000 moments so dear525 600 minutesHow do you measure, measure a year Rent A brilliant musical with a brilliant book It deals with taboo issues such as grieving, loss, sexuality, gender and HIV AIDS In keeping with these themes, the music is rather raw and emotional with songs like I ll Cover You Reprise and What You Own being personally tear worthy A criticism is that, while the plot is strong, the characterisation is rather weak Mark s character s plot line, being the main character and narrator, is only vaguely touched upon in the first act, in La Vie Boheme w A brilliant musical with a brilliant book It deals with taboo issues such as grieving, loss, sexuality, gender and HIV AIDS In keeping with these themes, the music is rather raw and emotional with songs like I ll Cover You Reprise and What You Own being personally tear worthy A criticism is that, while the plot is strong, the characterisation is rather weak Mark s character s plot line, being the main character and narrator, is only vaguely touched upon in the first act, in La Vie Boheme with the mucho masturbation and then in the lines prior to Take Me Or Leave Me with and me I m nowhere It culminates in a fight between Mark and Roger in which his character motivations are revealed The characters areone dimensional and areor less defined by one characteristic or one trait.Irregardless, I find this a brilliant, moving musical that is well worthy of the accolades and successes it has garnered in the last twenty years Congratulations to Jonathan Larson for his brilliant piece of writing and the success he never managed to see through The Rent Bible is the perfect book to prop open immerse yourself into the world of Rent The photos are amazing There s a full libretto Much muchIf you re a Renthead, you must pick this book up The Rent Bible is the perfect book to prop open immerse yourself into the world of Rent The photos are amazing There s a full libretto Much muchIf you re a Renthead, you must pick this book up Jonathan Larson 1960 1996 Stay true to yourself and to your dreams and know they can come true JL At some point in their lives, most creative people have to decide whether to apply their talents to a moneymaking career, or pour them purely into artistic en devours and pay their bills with a day job Art is about love the love you never got as a child, the love you can t give as an adult the love you can only give your work JL Does anyone really appreciate life when they re living it Jonathan Larson 1960 1996 Stay true to yourself and to your dreams and know they can come true JL At some point in their lives, most creative people have to decide whether to apply their talents to a moneymaking career, or pour them purely into artistic en devours and pay their bills with a day job Art is about love the love you never got as a child, the love you can t give as an adult the love you can only give your work JL Does anyone really appreciate life when they re living it Thorton Wilder, Our Town Who am I What am I made up of What do I want and how do I do it when everybody else is making it so difficult Rent means torn apart, community, roughness Friends In Deed RENT took JL 7 years to write, from start to Broadway Adam Pascal didn t have any previous theatrical training Glory was originally called Right Brain Take Me or Leave Me was the last song JL wrote Over the Moon was influenced by Harold and the Purple Crayon, Laurie Anderson, and Yoko Ono Movement and costumes were the actors own free La Via Boheme all of JL s favorite things Writing order RENT, Santa Fe, I Should Tell You Seasons of Love is the cast asking the audience questions and suggesting answers JL said he would only change one scene in RENT JL died the night of RENT s open dress rehearsal at NYTW of a burst aorta Cast did not know him well It s not how long you re here, but what you do while you re here JL hours before he died Life Support scene names of the characters changed each night to represent a friend of the company s the died of AIDS 4 Tony Awards Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Featured Actor In a Musical Wilson Heredia as Angel RENT is the anthem of all artists Wilson Heredia Maureen was influenced by Patti Smith Character facts Mimi left home at the age of 15, Benny and Mark were college roommates at Brown University, Roger s band was called The Well Hungarians The beauty of theatre, unlike film, is that it is always evolving and changing Allan Gordon Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Norbert Leo Butz was the understudy for Roger Idina Menzel RENT was the first time I didn t feel alone I change everyday as a person, so my character changes Bryon Utley That s the beauty of being in theater not having to go thru the motions every night In these dangerous times, where it seems that the world is ripping apart at the seams, we all can learn how to survive from those who stare death squarly in the face everyday, and we should reach out to each other and bond as a community rather than hide from the terrors of life at the end of the millennium JL I m a huge fan so this was a beautifully illustrated insight into Jonathan Larson who is one of my heroes. Who do I give my left kidney to to direct a run of this show My favorite show for a reason So here s the thing Rent is kinda shitty Like, this play actually deeply hurts and offends me.Sure, the music s nice and all well, some of the time but honestly its attempts at updating Puccini s La Boheme to fit AIDS crisis era New York are actually seriously surface level and are I hate to be that person actually kinda simplify the whole issue to the point that it s basically rewriting a VERY ugly part of history to be this horribly sanitised piece of fluff This musical is to the AIDS p So here s the thing Rent is kinda shitty Like, this play actually deeply hurts and offends me.Sure, the music s nice and all well, some of the time but honestly its attempts at updating Puccini s La Boheme to fit AIDS crisis era New York are actually seriously surface level and are I hate to be that person actually kinda simplify the whole issue to the point that it s basically rewriting a VERY ugly part of history to be this horribly sanitised piece of fluff This musical is to the AIDS pandemic what Disney s Pocahontas is to the colonisation of America Go watch David France s documentary How To Survive A Plague and then tell me that Rent is an adequate representation of its time and the people who lived through it.Also and it does feel a little weak to bring it up after accusing the play of committing a truly heinous act of historical vandalism but the characters in this play are actually the scum of the Earth and I hate them all As someone who runs in artsy circles and is friends with filmmakers, actors, musicians, writers, painters, poets, etc this play feels like an ode to the most overly ponderous and pretentiously painful pitifully talentless moronic trust fund baby pseudobohemian yuppies who make having a fine arts degree a mark of shame and not a badge of honour Fuck This Play In These Pages, Rent Offers What Most Theater Books Can T A Chance To Step Behind The Curtain And Feel The Electricity Of A Stage Phenomenon As It UnfoldsRent Has Single Handedly Reinvigorated Broadway And Taken America By Storm Sweeping All Major Theater Awards, Including The Pulitzer Prize For Drama, As Well As Four Tony Awards Including Best Musical, Best Book, And Best Score For A Musical, Rent Captures The Heart And Spirit Of A Generation, Refleting It Onstage Through The Emotion Of Its Stirring Words And Music, And The Energy Of Its Young Cast Now, For The First Time, Rent Comes To Life On The Page Through Vivid Color Photographs, The Full Libretto, And An Utterly Compelling Behind The Scenes Oral History Of The Show S Creation Here Is The Exclusive And Absolutely Complete Companion To Rent, Told In The Voices Of The Extraordinary Talent Behind Its Success The Actors, The Director, The Producers, And The Librettist And Composer Himself, Jonathan Larson, Whose Sudden Death, On The Eve Of The First Performance, Has Made Rent S Life Affirming Message All The Poignant I don t get it Rent is loved by so many for its music, its themes, and its outlook, so I don t want to besmirch something that clearly brings others joy Suffice it to say, while Larson had musical talent, I find both the libretto and the lyrics to be quite amateur, and I think it does little justice to the characters involved.Or maybe I m just too hopelessly bourgeois As a creative myself, I find the idea of people refusing to get real jobs to support their artistic careers to be just to I don t get it Rent is loved by so many for its music, its themes, and its outlook, so I don t want to besmirch something that clearly brings others joy Suffice it to say, while Larson had musical talent, I find both the libretto and the lyrics to be quite amateur, and I think it does little justice to the characters involved.Or maybe I m just too hopelessly bourgeois As a creative myself, I find the idea of people refusing to get real jobs to support their artistic careers to be just too idealistic I know it s not Larson s personal belief, since he himself had a day job until the documented, tear inducing moment when Rent was picked up to be produced Yet, it still makes the characters less than sympathetic for me I should just go back to La Boheme and keep quiet


About the Author: Jonathan Larson

Jonathan Larson was an American Tony Award winning composer and playwright who lived in New York City and authored musicals, including Rent and Tick, Tick BOOMThese musicals tackle serious issues such as multiculturalism, addiction, homophobia, and the AIDS epidemic His artistic vision and goal was to fuse Generation X and the MTV Generation with the world of musical theatre in his work This mission was accomplished by his magnum opus, Rent, for which he was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won four Tony Awards.


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