Calculators at the ready: take five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes, and times it by 20.
The enormous figure you’re left with is the number of minutes of RENT being celebrated in this spectacular production, the first photos of which have now been released for us to peruse. If you’re going to stage a 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson’s seminal rock musical, then an incredible design like the above is one way to go to get fans of the show jumping in anticipation.
Currently touring the UK until May 2017, London theatregoers will be delighted to know that RENT is due to play at the St James Theatre over Christmas, between 8 December and 28 January 2017.
Jonathan Larson’s musical, inspired by Puccini’s opera La Bohème, won four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996. RENT ran on Broadway for 12 years, from 1996 to 2008, and premiered in London’s West End in 1998 at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where it ran for 18 months.
Larson’s world is inhabited by a group of bohemian artists who struggle to maintain their friendships and their non-conformist ideals in New York’s East Village. Facing their problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life. The much-loved score features songs such as Seasons Of Love, Take Me Or Leave Me and One Song Glory.
To book your tickets for the show at the St James Theatre, visit the venue’s website.