A play about a bunch of self-obsessed jackasses who whine about not having any money for food, heat, or rent while simultaneously whining about how they're too good to get jobs to support themselves. The supposed 'villain' of the play is the one guy who goes out, gets a job and--get this--has the nerve to SELL the building that they live in just because they haven't paid their rent in a year and they've turned the building into a drug distribution center/whorehouse/flophouse for the homeless, even though he was only letting them stay there at drastically reduced rent out of the goodness of his heart and for the sake of their friendship.
This play is very popular with young, pretentious assholes.
Have you seen RENT? It's life changing.
Yeah I saw it. Since when is getting a job and using protection during sex a bad thing?
Broadway musical written by the late, great Jonathan Larson — who, for the record, was neither HIV-positive nor gay. Debuted in 1996 and still going strong. Essentially a modern re-write of Giacomo Puccini's beloved opera La Boheme
, but with a happier ending and a score influenced heavily by pop, rock, and techno.
The main differences between La Boheme and Rent:
Paris in the early 19th century becomes New York in the early 90s
Rodolfo the playwright becomes Roger Davis the HIV-positive musician, former heroin junkie, looking to write one hit song before succumbing to the virus he contracted from his dead girlfriend (first played by Adam Pascal)
Marcello the painter becomes Mark Cohen the filmmaker, trying to make it big (first played by Anthony Rapp, once played by Joey Fatone of N'Sync)
Benoit the landlord becomes real estate mogul Benjamin Coffin III, former roomate to Mark and Roger and a symbol of the coming gentrification of the neighborhood and the eventual death or commercialization of Bohemia (first played by Taye Diggs)
Colline the philosopher becomes Tom Collins the HIV-positive anarchist, a computer geek who sabotaged MIT's virtual reality software and teaches part-time at NYU (first played by Jesse L. Martin of Law & Order fame)
Shaunard the violinist becomes Angel Dumot Schunard the street musician, an HIV-positive sometimes-transvestite and lover to Collins (first p...
The best Broadway musical that exists. It debuted in 1996, and is still running today.
"Rent is about being young in New York; being brave and being scared; being in love and being in trouble; viewing hope for today and faith for tomorrow."
word of the day: June 06, 2005
Your Biological parents, or care takers.
Mom and Pop.
The Damn rents are home this weekend so the party can't be here.
Awesome Broadway musical about love, AIDS, life... very touching. Kind of depressing. Inspiring... has an obsessive fan base known as the "RENTheads."
RENT the movie is coming out later this year. *dies happy*
Life-changing musical. It's not one of those chorus-line, "let's do the can-can" musicals AT ALL. It will make you embrace life, and the music is pretty cool, too.
"How we gonna pa-a-ay last year's rent? This year's rent? Next year's rent? Rent, rent, rent, re-ent, rent..."
when in script form, the Bible itself.
You can light my candle, Adam Pascal!!
The greatest musical i have ever seen. I dont really know how to explain it but it made me cry. But i would cry during the happy parts and the sad parts. I saw it with the original cast and the cast that is touring right now and it is still amazing. It is like nothing you will ever see.
um my favorite scene is the La Vie Boheme scene and the Christmas Bells scenebut i adored them all