Based on Puccini's opera La bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create in New York City in the 1990s. This is a live recording of Rent's final performance after more than 12 years and 5000 shows.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's new venture 'The Hot Ticket' filmed RENT live on Broadway during two performances- a regularly scheduled performance on August 20 2008, and the final performance on September 7.
The film screened in US cinemas shortly after and was released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
In his review for High-Def Digest, David Krauss said: ''Rent' fans, rejoice! 'Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway' presents this legendary musical the way it should always be seen – on stage in all its gritty, grimy glory. The top-notch cast rivals the beloved originals, and superb video and audio make this powerful show more immediate and affecting than ever before.'
You can stream Rent Filmed Live on Broadway now!
Benjamin Coffin III
Christmas Caroler / Mr. Jefferson / Pastor / Ensemble
Steve / Man with Squeegee / Waiter / Ensemble