Delve into the musical world of Rent
This rock musical is definitely worth checking out, and with Rent tickets from StubHub, you can do so at a time and place that suits you best. Loosely based on the plot of "La bohème", it circles around young artists who try to make a living. This award-winning musical ties together fragments of La bohème’s plot with more modern topics, including HIV, the drag scene and life in Manhattan as an impoverished artist.
The Bohemians rock in New York
The Bohemians are back and now they are singing rock. American composer Jonathan Larson conceptualised the book, lyrics and music of this modernised version of Puccini’s opera, and we now embark on a journey with the two young artists, Mark and Roger, who are freezing cold in their apartment in New York on Christmas Eve. Each of them struggles with their own problems, Mark recovers from his girlfriend, Maureen, breaking up with him and Roger struggles with depression after his ex-girlfriend gave him HIV. Filled with colourful and genuine characters, the generally dark topics of this musical are lightened up and the audience is led into a world both unwelcoming and seducing. The two-act musical comes with a positive outlook on life despite the odds and features some beautiful numbers, including the titular "Rent", "Your Eyes" and "Goodbye Love". With complex topics and an incredible soundtrack, the musical attracted lots of attention and won several highly esteemed prizes, such as a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996, the year it premiered. Furthermore, Rent was nominated for ten Tony Awards, of which it won four, among them Best Musical and Best Original Score. The Drama Desk Awards honoured it with six prizes, and it even netted a nomination at the Grammy Awards. Such an award-winning musical should be on your bucket list; with tickets for Rent from StubHub, you are one step closer to ticking it off. Don’t wait too long to see this incredible show, simply resell tickets with us again should you have other commitments that come up.
A well-established item in the musical schedule
Did you know that this musical was so successful it was turned into a movie in 2005? It also featured on Broadway for twelve years, making it one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history. Don’t miss out on seeing this rock musical live; save your Rent tickets on StubHub now. Even though Rent counts as one of the most successful rock musicals, there are plenty of others to enjoy, and we feature them in our musical section. Why not also check out rock musicals like Hair, the Rocky Horror Picture Show or Grease—The Musical?