Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical returns to Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in a production that promises to be as impactful and exciting as the original. RENT is returning to Minneapolis as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season June 6-11 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis).
Tickets for the general public go on sale on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis), by calling (800) 982-2787 or by clicking to HennepinTheatreTrust.org. For information and reservations for groups of 10 or more, call (612) 373-5665 or email MinneapolisGroups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.
Performance dates are Tuesday, June 6 through Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre. Performance times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39.00. All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.
“For the past 20 years, RENT has touched the lives of audiences around the world from Broadway to regional productions to high school auditoriums,” notes Producer Stephen Gabriel. “We’re thrilled to introduce a new generation to this timeless story of love, friendship and community. “
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 February 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 (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign will restage this 20th anniversary tour. Marlies Yearby (Tony Nomination, RENT) 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.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our four theatres – the Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and wedompls.org.
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