Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)





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A group of East Village bohemians struggle to live their lives and pay the rent on time in this filmed performance of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony award-winning Broadway musical. With success and acceptance always just out of reach, these starving artists must do their best to remain optimistic about the future while contending with such formidable obstacles as poverty and the growing AIDS epidemic.
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Rodney Hicks
as Benjamin
Will Chase
as Roger
Tracie Thoms
as Joanne
Eden Espinoza
as Maureen
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Critic Reviews for Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

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Audience Reviews for Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

Simply PHENOMENAL for every reason --- SUPERB casting and performances --- with particular emphasis on RENEE ELISE GOLDSBERRY (!), Will Chase. Justin Johnston and Michael McElroy. Jonathan Larson's writing is epic and eternal. A don't miss for any reason spectacle.


I don't know how the beauty and emotion of this show ever escapes anyone. This is easily the best musical I've ever seen. While this isn't as good as seeing the show live, it is definitely a great substitute if you never have that opportunity. It's a travesty that this show ever closed, and this DVD is a great way to pay homage to it.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

I am a huge fan of Rent having seen it on the stage 5 times! This show is amazing! For all that may have missed it on Broadway, this is their chance to see contemporary musical theater at its best. Wonderfully filmed. Don't miss the additional material on the DVD, which provides a heartfelt tribute to the involvement of the various cast members over the many years Rent was on Broadway. Truly a don't miss film.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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