Maybe Hair and The Who’s Tommy set the bar way high, or else rock musicals are simply challenging -- they didn’t really ignite as a genre on the live stage before Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Rent. Perfectly set on Manhattan’s Lower East Side as the 1980s blurred into the 1990s, featuring artists, addicts, squatters, and free spirits facing romantic issues, neighborhood gentrification, and the horrifying first decade of the AIDS epidemic, the show echoes Puccini’s opera... More >>>