Category Archives : RENT

RENT had its first staged reading at the New York Theatre Workshop in March 1993, and three years later the show opened there, quickly gaining critical and word-of-mouth acclaim from New Yorkers – and the rest of the world. The show got so big it had to move to Broadway in the previously derelict Nederlander Theater on 41st Street three years later. Theatre critic for The New York Times Ben Brantley wrote one of the first national reviews saying it was “an exhilarating, landmark rock opera [with a] glittering, inventive score [that] shimmers with hope for the future of the American musical.”

RENT Notice: The Future is Here!

Roderick Sanford
Critics are raving about ZACH’s production of the rock opera RENT. What makes this production so extraordinary? If you ask director Dave Steakley, it’s the brilliant Austin musicians on stage, some of them for the first time, in a raw, hyper-energetic exhibition of what makes Austin unique in the first place: It’s the live music capital of the world!

RENT Notice: Around Town With RENT Musicians

RENT took stage at Austin's Theatre this week, and we'll be popping champagne tomorrow night in celebration of its Opening Night. We hope you’ll join us for the uplifting, bohemian experience that celebrates the lives of Austin’s finest rock vocalists, musicians, artists and designers for a unique theatrical experience like no other in the country.

RENT Notice: Behind-the-Scenes of the Rock Opera RENT