The best musical ever written. It came out in early 1996, and went to Broadway within a month. Its creator is Jonathan Larson, who died of an aneurysm the night before the first showing. Rent is the seventh longest running Broadway show ever, and closed in the September of 2008. A movie was made in 2005 with all of the OBC except for Daphne Rubin Vega and Fredi Walker.
Rent-hater: Rent is about gay people with AIDS who sing.
Renthead: No it isn't. It is about life, friends, and accepting people for who they are.