‘Rent’ returns to the stage in NYC for 20th anniversary

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NEW YORK — La Vie Bohème is returning to the Big Apple next month when the much-loved musical “Rent” hits the stage in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary.

5th Floor Theatre Company will present the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical at Long Island City’s Secret Theatre, according to Brown Paper Tickets, a site where fans can buy passes to the show.

“Rent” chronicles the lives of young artists struggling under the shadow of HIV/AIDS to survive and create in Manhattan’s East Village. It began a 12-year Broadway run in 1996 and was adapted in 2005 into a movie featuring most of the original cast members.

Playbill reports the cast will feature Bernard Holcomb as Collins, Mia Johnson as Joanne, Lindsay Lavin as Maureen, Nina Negron as Mimi,
 André Revels as Benny, Dan Rosenbaum as Roger,
 Daniel Clayton Smith as Mark and 
Anthony Wright as Angel. Nick Brennan will direct the show with musical direction by Andy Peterson and choreography by John de los Santos, according to the magazine.

Shows run from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27, each day starting at 8 p.m. with matinee performances Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for students or alumni of the theater, and $25 for general admission.

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