No Day But June 1st
January 16, 2008 6:29 PM Subscribe
Nearly 12 Years Old, ‘Rent’ Is to Close.
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The 1996 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical will close its doors at New York's Nederlander Theatre on June 1st.
The 7th longest-running musical
in Broadway history, it is based on Puccini's La Boheme
and is credited with bringing young people to musical theatre and the invention of Broadway Rush
ticketing - it sold its first two rows for $20: first in , first served on the day of the performance.
Creator Jonathon Larson
didn't live to see the phenomenal success of the show, dying from an aortic anuerysm on the morning of the show's off-Broadway premiere.
A feature film version
was released in 2005 (trailer
) starring most of the Original Broadway Cast - who also reunited for a 10th Anniversary show in 2006, raising two million dollars for the Jonathon Larson Performing Arts Foundation and the New York Theatre Workshop
where the show was first performed.