Presented by Highway Run Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co
DIRECTOR Shaun Rennie
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Andrew Worboys
CHOREOGRAPHER Andrew Koblar
COSTUME DESIGNER Georgia Hopkins
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ross Graham
SET DESIGNER Lauren Peters
SOUND DESIGNER Jed Silver
CASTING DIRECTOR Lisa Campbell
Starring Laura Bunting, Denise Devlin, Casey Donovan, Linden Furnell, Josh Gardner, Loren Hunter, Stephen Madsen, Nana Matapule, Jack O’Riley, Matthew Pearce, Monique Sallé, Chris Scalzo, Kristy Sturgess, Chloe Wilson
The East Village is dead.
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.”
From the 8th of October, Highway Run Productions declares squatter’s rights on Hayes Theatre Co’s 111-seat theatre and presents a production in the spirit of those small beginnings. One iconic city, one life-changing year, one astonishing masterpiece: RENT.
Musical Arrangements – Steve Skinner
Original Concept and Additional Lyrics – Billy Aronson
Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements – Tim Weil
Dramaturg – Lynn Thomson
Latecomers will not be admitted.
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)