Coming to Detroit: RENT 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR



Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year. Hop online this Sunday to get your tickets to see RENT and you'll find out! You have no idea how excited I am for RENT to return to the Fisher Theatre early next year!
 
The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that tickets for the Detroit engagement, January 8 – 20 at the Fisher Theatre, will go on sale Sunday, September 23.  Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-982-2787. Starting Monday, September 24, tickets may also be purchased at the Fisher Theatre box office.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.  
 
The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT is winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is one of only five musicals to win both awards.
 
Based on the original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign will restage this 20th anniversary tour.  Marlies Yearby (Tony Nomination, RENT) will serve as choreographer.
 
The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, MAMMA MIA!, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Vocalosity, and Crazy For You.
 
Performance times for the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour appearing January 8-20, 2019 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
 
•          Tuesday, January 8 performance at 8:00 p.m.
•          Wednesday – Saturday evening performance at 8:00 p.m.
•          Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•          Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
•          Thursday, January 17 matinee at 1:00 p.m.
•          Special open captioned performance on Sunday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Tickets for The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and go on sale Sunday, September 23. Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787. Starting Monday, September 24 tickets can also be purchased at the Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
 
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