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Rent’s 20th Anniversary Tour Returns To State Theatre

Rent is, inarguably, one of the greatest and most emotionally life changing Broadway shows ever created. Any time one gets to see the show is an opportunity they should never miss. While we’ve personally seen the show over 20 times in our lives, it never ceases to amaze us how we find a new life lesson each time we see it.

Residents of New Jersey are in luck, as Rent’s 20th Anniversary Tour- which is currently touring around the country- is returning to The State Theatre in New Brunswick for three performances next week.

Here is the press release from The State Theatre- make sure to check to Rent next week if you can:

State Theatre New Jersey presents

RENT

20THANNIVERSARY TOUR

3 Performances – April 2-4, 2019

New Brunswick, NJ (March 13, 2019)—State Theatre New Jersey presents RENT20thAnniversary Tour for three performances onTuesday, April 2 at 8pm, Wednesday, April 3 at 8pm, andThursday, April 4 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98. 

RENT, the Pulitzer Prize®and Tony Award®—winning rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, is on the road again in a 20thAnniversary production. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. 

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENTis winner of the 1996 Tony Award®for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize®for Drama. It is one of only five musicals to win both awards.

Based on the original direction by Michael Greif (Tony®and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensignwill restage this 20th anniversary tour. Marlies Yearby (Tony®Nomination, RENT) will serve as choreographer. The RENT20thAnniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, MAMMA MIA!,Irving Berlin’sWhite Christmas, Vocalosity, and Crazy For You.

The cast is led by Joshua Bess(Roger Davis), Logan Marks (Mark Cohen), Devinré Adams (Tom Collins), Marcus John (Benjamin Coffin III), Lencia Kebede (Joanne Jefferson), Javon King (Angel Schunard), Deri’Andra Tucker (Mimi Marquez), and Lyndie Moe(Maureen Johnson).

The ensemble includes Samantha Souza, J.T. Wood, Jasmine Lawrence, Cody Jenkins, Chase McCall, Kyle Segar, and Alex Lugo.For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org.State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified.  Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.”