La Vie Boheme: ‘Rent’ musical celebrates 25th anniversary

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The marquee for Rent on Broadway (Photo:BroadwaySpain, CC BY-SA 4.0, cropped, via Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, stage actors Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega had been cast in a new, edgy musical downtown and wondered if anyone would remember it. The musical was “Rent” and it’s celebrating its silver anniversary this year with an online gala and a lot of gratitude from generations of fans. New York Theater Workshop will celebrate “Rent” with a gala on March 2 that will be available to stream through March 6. Original cast members will be joined by theater stars such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ben Platt.

Mark Kennedy for the Associated Press.