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FOX TV Announces That RENT To Be It’s Next Live Musical

 

FOX television has announced a live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT written by the late Johnathan Larson.

Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

“We are so honored to partner with the estate of the brilliant Jonathan Larson and producer Marc Platt on one of the great musicals of our time,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, FOX Television Group. “The title is so iconic, the music is so beloved, and the themes are as meaningful today as they were when the show first premiered on Broadway. With Marc overseeing this project, we are sure it will have a profound impact on the legions of fans who know and love this musical.”

“‘Rent’ was Jonathan’s dream of sharing the theater and the passion he had for it with a whole new generation,” said Julie and Al Larson. “None of us could have imagined the massive impact that the messages and themes in ‘Rent’ would have on the theater community or the world…except for Jonathan. We are absolutely thrilled to be continuing Jonathan’s legacy and the still-relevant themes of the show in this way.”

On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,123 performances.

There has been no comment from FOX on how it will deal with the explicit dialog and  mature subject matter.

 

Back2Stonewall Starts A NEW Weekly Segment on the “Our View” Podcast with Tim and Jill – TODAY!

Tim and Jill

I’ll be starting a new 10 minute segment covering LGBT issues, news, media and of course some good old fashioned snark on the awesome Our View With Tim and Jill podcast starting today and EVERY Saturday at 1:00 pm

REMEMBER – NOTHING and NO ONE IS SAFE!

It’s gonna be INCENDIARY!

So tune in or catch the show at your convience in the archive section!

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