This groundbreaking musical about poor young artists in New York City's Lower East Side during the AIDS/HIV crisis won the Tony Award for Best Musical as well as The Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama. More…
This musical, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera, 'La Bohème,' is the story of various young artists attempting to survive in in the Lower East Side, during the AIDS/HIV crisis. This show quickly became a sensation, becoming the eighth longest-running show in Broadway history.
See it if you like rock or AIDS stories. Talent was great. Most songs aren't memorable
Don't see it if you don't like rock. The issue felt dated and better explored elsewhere.
See it if You want to see one of the greatest American musicals ever! Truly a classic. Touches the heart and soul.
Don't see it if You're a republican!
See it if I thought it was a good musical not great. Riding on the coat tail of Le Miz, this show talks about people who chose to live like this where
Don't see it if Le Miz dealt with poor people who wanted change. This subject matter can be disturbing to many, so it is not for everyone.
See it if you want to see this big hit. I realize I am in the minority but I just didn't like this show when I saw it back in around 2001 or so.
Don't see it if Again, I know I am in the minority but I just didn't enjoy the music.
See it if Terrific performances. The music was great.
Don't see it if If you aren't interested in the lives of poor people, many of whom have HIV.
See it if you expect it to live up to twenty years of hype. That's too tall an order, but it is very good. The songs especially stay with you.
Don't see it if you already have? I think every serious theatergoer should see this at least once.
See it if you get a chance to experience this emotional rollercoaster of bohemian friends in New York City trying to maintain dignity, art, and love.
Don't see it if uncomfortable with sex, AIDs, homosexuality, drugs, and other frank talk; feel no connection to “starving artist” types struggling in NYC.
See it if Saw off and on Bway Set in the East Village in the late 1990's. Sex, drugs, r n r, AIDS, real estate. Wonderful score, just a full evening
Don't see it if You love fluff in theater. You are prudish, think AIDS was punishment for homosexuality, have no heart for the homeless.
See it if Viva la vie Boheme. Rapp, Pascal, Menzel, Diggs, and Rubin-Vega...career defining. Larson will always be with us. Angel Dumott Schunard.
Don't see it if Don't believe AIDS is real and that it doesn't discriminate.
See it if So many positive adjectives for this TIMELESS show. The origins of the premise may be dated, but, the issues are still relevant. Classic
Don't see it if Production in all incarnations. You would only hate this musical if you're Anti-LGBT or hate musicals.
See it if you love ground breaking rock opera shows. RENT redefines the genre and speaks to a new generation of theatre goers. Gritty graphic honest
Don't see it if you're easily offended, uptight, conservative, and/or stone-hearted. It's in your face and life affirming, just not as you might see it.
See it if You root for the underdog and appreciate a cerebral and grungy story. This show was pretty groundbreaking and still holds up
Don't see it if You want a happy, shiny polished "all's well that ends well" kind of story
See it if you are interested in problems of the youth: drug addiction, AIDS, etc...If you want to see the 1996 winner of Best Musical and Best Actor.
Don't see it if you don't like rock and roll, or punk music. If strong themes of our times scare you. it is a must see show.
See it if you're a theater fan but you've never seen this show before. Everyone must see Rent at least once!
Don't see it if you're old-fashioned, turned off by difficult subject matter (like AIDS), or if you have an aversion to sung-through musicals.