RENT at the Ordway
For some reason, musicals don't work as well on a screen. It seems gratingly contrived when the actors break into song, in a way that it doesn't when it's performed live.
So I was interested when I saw that RENT had returned to the Ordway. I took my wife to opening night and it was indeed a more engaging spectacle than the movie version.
One caution I will give female RENT-goers: Use the restroom ahead of time. At intermission, the line for the ladies' room was 100 deep (conversely, the men's room was only half filled).
June 17 - 22, 2008
RENT is the Theatrical experience that changed Broadway forever. Whether it's your 1st time or your 100th time, it's time you checked out RENT — The winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize, RENT is about being young, learning to survive, falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. RENT has made a lasting mark on Broadway with songs that rock and a story that really resonates and now the smash-hit sensation of RENT returns to Ordway Center.
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award® for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.
“RENT justifies every bit of attention that has been lavished on this phenomenal musical.” The Chicago Tribune
“RENT is sensational! With a huge heart and a couple of ideas about young people finding connection in a disconnected time, this musical explodes with life.” Los Angeles Times
Now featuring AMERICAN IDOL® finalist ANWAR ROBINSON as "Tom Collins" and South African Idol winner HEINZ WINCKLER as "Roger."