CHRIS COLUMBUS - RENT - Interview
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Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan
Larson's revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a
group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the
gritty background of New York's East Village. "Measuring their
lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and
acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness
and the AIDS epidemic.
One of the longest running shows on Broadway, Rent was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk awards.