Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story which resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
Performances are set for Thursdays to Sundays, July 21 to Aug. 7. Showtimes: Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Donations will be accepted for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at each performance.
Admission: $25. Click here for tickets.
The character of Gordon was based on a former Youth on Stage performer, Gordon Rogers, who was a friend of playwright Jonathan Larson. Gordon died of AIDS in 1995 at age 32. Read the Suffolk Times story here.
Roger Davis – Michael Krulder
Mark Cohen – Brandon Horyczun
Tom Collins – Ghana Haase
Benjamin Coffin III – Chris Walker
Joanne Jefferson – Lily Kutner
Mimi Marquez – Meghan Duffy
Maureen Johnson – Shannon Colfer
Angel Schunard – Quinn Bruer
Alexi Darling, Life Support Group Junkie – Allie O’Connor
Gordon, Homeless Person, understudy for Mimi – Alicia Rignola
Waiter, Life Support Group, Mr. Jefferson – Cassidy Mullin
Mark’s Mom, Life Support Group, Homeless Person, Dance Captain – Abby Tyler
Blanket Person, Life Support Group, Vendor #2 – Cheyanne Metzger
Mimi’s Mom, Homeless Person, Drug Dealer – Bela Gogliashvilli
Mrs. Jefferson, Homeless Person, Police Officer – Stephanie Saletel
Life Support Group,Homeless Person, Police Officer – Sarah Jones
Man with Squeegee, Mr. Grey, The Man – Adler McGough
Life Support Group, Homeless Person, Roger’s Mom – Hannah Hendrickson
Homeless Person, Vendor #1 – Catherine Abbott
Director: Joel Ehrlich
Music Director: Karen Hochstedler
Choreographer: Sarah Scarbrough
Co-Producers: Phyllis Ehrlich and Mary Motto Kalich
Set Design: Casey Rooney
Props: Stephen Ness
Costumes: Joan Murray with Stephen Ness
Stage Manager: Jill Kupecki
Creative Effects: Sara O’Daly
Costume Assistants: Virginia Cava, Cindy Cichanowicz
Set Decoration: Stephen Ness and Zoey Dalrymple-Lepore
Wardrobe: Tina Edwards and Cathy Abbott
Lighting Design: Morgan Stromski
Technical Effects/Sound Setup – Ezekiel Herb