Thursday, February 2, 2017

Upcoming: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, March 21-26, Fisher Theatre {Detroit}

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Detroit, Broadway
*Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Broadway in Detroit. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

I've seen the 2005 movie adaptation of RENT, but never the Broadway show, so I'm excited to see it when it comes to the Fisher Theatre this March. The Pops orchestra I was in during college at the University of Michigan also played a few songs from the musical, so I'm very familiar with the music and with the plot of the show.

About the show:
The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will appear in a limited engagement at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, March 21- 26, 2017. Tickets start at $39 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at The Fisher Theatre Box Office.

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 is 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.


Performance times for the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour appearing March 21 - 26, 2017 at The Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
  • Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday evening performance at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
  • Special open caption performance on Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at The Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.


Have you seen RENT before, either in the theater or at the movies? 

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