MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play June 16-18 at the Orpheum Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now and available at the Orpheum box office (203 S. Main St), Ticketmaster, by visiting www.orpheum-memphis.com or by calling 901-525-3000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 901-529-4226. The 2016-2017 Orpheum Broadway Season is generously sponsored by Bank of America and Memphis Area Honda Dealers.
Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on Feb. 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT is winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is one of only five musicals to win both awards.
Based on the original direction by Michael Greif, Evan Ensign will restage this 20th anniversary tour. Marlies Yearby will serve as choreographer.
The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, MAMMA MIA!, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Vocalosity, and Crazy For You.
About the Orpheum Theatre Group
The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.
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