In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. 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 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. Rent won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced today that Rent 20th Anniversary Tour will return to the Lowcountry by popular demand. Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 5 at 10 AM; the Broadway musical will play October 15th & 16th. Tickets will be available at the online at Ticketmaster.com and the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket office. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 843-529-5007. The show is presented by Best of Broadway.
October 15, 2019 - October 16, 2019
North Charleston Performing Arts Center 5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC, SC29418