“DECEMBER 24TH, 9PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME. FROM HERE ON IN I SHOOT WITHOUT A SCRIPT…”. Who watches RENT each year at this time on this day each year?
The video below is the original production of the Award winning smash hit Jonathan Larson musical which was captured on film during it’s 5,123rd and final Broadway performance at the Nederlander Theatre on September 13th, 2007. It was shown live in Movie Theaters before being released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Majority of the cast performing you might recognize some now familiar Broadway faces including Adam Kantor as Mark, Will Chase as Roger, now Tony winner Ren?e Elise Goldsberry as Mimi, Eden Espinosa as Maureen, Tracie Thoms reprising her performance from the 2005 film version as Joanne, Telly Leung in the Ensemble, and more. Plus a special appearance by majority of the original Broadway cast.
For all you RENTheads out there, we at New York Broadway Tours have launched our all new INSPIRATION OF RENT Walking Tour earlier this year taking you guys around the East Village to key places whether mentioned in the show or places that Jonathan Larson was inspired by to write for the musical.
Thank You Jonathan Larson!