Although since the moment when Rent Musical was first released until now there have passed quite a few years, the famous rock musical still remains one of the the most popular ones to ever been created. Rent Musical was actually written in 1994 and the author of this masterpiece is Jonathan Larson. Rent Musical is based on the opera La boheme, by Giacomo Puccini.
Not only the way Rent Musical has been written has made it one of the most appreciated rock musicals in the world, but also it amazing story and lyrics. So, Rent Musical tells the story of some young artists and musicians who are struggling to survive and develop a career in the hard to conquer world of New York City. The story is really amazing and the first production of Rent Musical was viewed at the New York Theater Workshop, back in 1994. Anyway, to the premiere of Rent Musical there was a very tragic event linked. The very night before the moment when Rent Musical debuted on the stage, its creator, Jonathan Larson, suddenly died. However, despite the tragic event, the show was a big hit and it quickly won a Pulitzer Prize. Rent Musical was played on Broadway and the growing fame of the amazing show has also helped it won the Tony Award for Best Musical. More than 5100 Rent Musical performances on Broadway were set until 2008, when the production closed.
The earnings of Rent Musical also are very impressive, as the Broadway production grossed more than $280 million. Although the success of Rent Musical was huge, there is no shock in the fact that the rock musical was so much appreciated, as the story is a moralizing one, which talks about the struggle of developing a successful career in the hash New York industry. Of course, there are both good and dark sides of such an attempt and the actors of the amazing show have managed to deeply share all that with the viewers. The original cast of the show included names such as Jesse L. Marin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp.