Highway Run Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Director Shaun Rennie
Musical Director Andrew Worboys
Choreographer Andy Dexterity
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Set Designer Lauren Peters
Costume Designer Georgia Hopkins
Sound Designer Jed Silver
Casting Director Lisa Campbell
Starring Laura Bunting,Chloe Zuel, Linden Furnell, Angelique Cassimatis, Stephen Madsen, Nana Matapule, Matthew Pearce and Chris Scalzo with Denise Devlin, Josh Gardiner, Jack O'Riley, Ayeesha Ash, Heather Manley and Chloe Wilson
The East Village is dead.
In 2016, Highway Run Productions once again cut the bolts from the doors and declare squatter's rights on Hayes Theatre Co. Selling out the initial season before opening night, RENT returns for a strictly limited three week run from March 29th.
At the dawn of the 1990s, New York City’s East Village is home to an ever-diminishing bohemian community. Development pushes people from their borough, disease withers loved ones from their lives, and a group of friends fight for their place in the face of such quiet vanishing.
Jonathan Larson’s RENT opened Off-Broadway in 1996 on the 25th of January and became a global phenomenon. The show would earn Larson multiple Tony Awards along with a Pulitzer Prize for Drama – a distinction not received by a music theatre work for another 14 years. Though Larson himself would never see the impact of his masterwork – passing suddenly in the early hours of the very day the show would open to the public – it’s longevity serves as a testament to the emotional resonance of Larson’s creation and an embodiment of its ever-present message: “no day but today.”
One iconic city, one life-changing year, one astonishing masterpiece: RENT.
"a terrific 14-strong cast studded with exceptional voices” - The Australian
"This is what musical theatre is meant to be. This has it all. This was THE theatrical performance of this year!” - Sydney Scoop
"Casey Donovan and Laura Bunting’s roaring performance of Take Me or Leave Me… all but lifted the roof off the Hayes Theatre” - Daily Review
"a beautiful, powerful presentation of the iconic contemporary musical” - Broadway World
"This production, totally sold out before opening night, cries out for an extended season." - Stage Whispers
"It is exactly the production I needed to see to understand why everyone loves this musical so much. Because now, I’ve fallen in love with it too." - Arts Review
"beautifully realised… brilliant performances that engage” - Suzy Goes
Musical Arrangements - Steve Skinner
Original Concept and Additional Lyrics - Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements - Tim Weil
Dramaturg - Lynn Thomson
Tuesday 29 March - Sunday 17 April 2016
Tues to Sat 7:30pm | Sat 2pm | Sun 5pm
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)
RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop
By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY)