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4.3 / 5 Rated by 243 members
Review from Bear
7 events 4 reviews

I thought this musical was waay overrated. I didn't like it at all, except for the keyboardist... now that's talent. The songs seemed repetitive and not that original. The sound system fidelity for the vocals was bad, with a lot of distortion. ...continued

reviewed Apr 28 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Dori M.
Red Velvet 59 events 29 reviews

I just didn't get it. It seems to have a cult following, however, much like Rocky Horror Picture Show. Acoustically, I couldn't understand what people were saying/singing. We left at intermission.

reviewed Apr 26 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from uclime
Red Velvet 142 events 18 reviews

If you are going based on a previous experience (saw the original cast, saw the movie, etc.), you may be disappointed. The lead playing Roger in the show is a definite weak link vocally, but the rest are pretty good. If you have seen the...continued

reviewed Apr 27 2007 report as inappropriate
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“It shimmers with hope for the future of the American musical” —New York Times

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Rent, the critically acclaimed Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that inspired a major motion picture, has made a lasting mark on Broadway with songs that rock and a story that really resonates. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about being young and learning to survive, falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996, to ecstatic reviews. It quickly became a sold-out hit. The show transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996, where it continues to play at The Nederlander Theatre. Rent is now the seventh longest running show in Broadway history.

The success of Rent is always tempered by the death of its creator, Jonathan Larson. Larson died unexpectedly of an aortic aneurysm on the morning of January 25, 1996, just hours after Rent’s final dress rehearsal off-Broadway, and 10 days before his 36th birthday.

Written by Jonathan Larson

Directed by Michael Greif

Musical direction by Tim Weil

Choreography by Marlies Yearby

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