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Musical - Original

Nederlander Theatre

  • First Preview: April 16, 1996
  • Opening Date: April 29, 1996
  • Closing Date: September 7, 2008
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 5123

Lyrics: Jonathan Larson

Book: Jonathan Larson

Music: Jonathan Larson

Synopsis

In Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, a group of bohemian artists, many of whom live with AIDS, struggle to maintain their friendships and their non-conformist ideals in New York's East Village.

 

Opening Night Cast

Anthony Rapp in Rent Anthony Rapp Mark Cohen
Adam Pascal in Rent Adam Pascal Roger Davis
Taye Diggs in Rent Taye Diggs Benjamin Coffin III
Wilson Jermaine Heredia in Rent Wilson Jermaine Heredia Angel Schunard
Jesse L. Martin in Rent Jesse L. Martin Tom Collins
Idina Menzel in Rent Idina Menzel Maureen Johnson
Daphne Rubin-Vega in Rent Daphne Rubin-Vega Mimi Marquez
Fredi Walker Joanne Jefferson
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Opening Night Production Credits

Jonathan Larson Jonathan Larson Book
Jonathan Larson Jonathan Larson Music
Jonathan Larson Jonathan Larson Lyrics
Michael Greif Michael Greif Director
Marlies Yearby Marlies Yearby Choreographer
  Paul Clay Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Adam Pascal Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Daphne Rubin-Vega Nominee
1996 Outstanding Book of a Musical Jonathan Larson Winner
1996 Outstanding Costume Design Angela Wendt Nominee
1996 Outstanding Director of a Musical Michael Greif Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Wilson Jermaine Heredia Winner
1996 Outstanding Lyrics Jonathan Larson Winner
1996 Outstanding Music Jonathan Larson Winner
1996 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1996 Outstanding Orchestrations Steve Skinner Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Best Musical Jonathan Larson Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Jonathan Larson Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Theatre World Award Daphne Rubin-Vega Winner
1996 Theatre World Award Adam Pascal Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Actor in a Musical Adam Pascal Nominee
1996 Actress in a Musical Daphne Rubin-Vega Nominee
1996 Book of a Musical Jonathan Larson Winner
1996 Choreography Marlies Yearby Nominee
1996 Direction of a Musical Michael Greif Nominee
1996 Featured Actor in a Musical Wilson Jermaine Heredia Winner
1996 Featured Actress in a Musical Idina Menzel Nominee
1996 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Blake Burba Nominee
1996 Musical   Winner
1996 Original Score Jonathan Larson Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Sep. 7, 2008 15 $715,182
$768,979
-$81,480 $77.75
$250.00
9198
1181
8
0
97.35% -3.44%
Aug. 31, 2008 14 $796,662
$768,979
$163,307 $83.66
$200.00
9523
1181
8
0
100.79% 12.58%
Aug. 24, 2008 13 $633,355
$768,979
-$7,253 $76.00
$200.00
8334
1181
8
0
88.21% -4.60%
Aug. 17, 2008 12 $640,608
$768,979
- $73.05
$200.00
8769
1181
8
0
92.81% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,785,807
$3,075,916
  $77.61 35824
37792
32
0
94.79 %  
Cumulative
  $274,248,128
$329,200,908
  $53.94
$250.00
5026616
6064024
5123
16
82.89 %  
 
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