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After 12 years, 'Rent' will close June 1

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by pressboxramblings07, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Mira

    Mira Member

    Hubby and I honeymooned in New York and had eighth row center seats for Rent in 2000. Loved it.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Or not, as it turns out. Very good movie; never saw the play.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    First show my son saw, he went to NY with me for the Big East tournament in 2004. The way it had been drawing lately, I figured it was a matter of time. Still some sad news for those of us who enjoy Broadway.
  4. KG

    KG Active Member

    I'm going in April to see it.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Let us know what you think - I'd kind of like to get up there and see it again before it closes.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I saw it a long time ago, in 1999. It wasn't bad, though at the time, I was just an immature 16-year-old kid, so it didn't have a lot of impact on me. I just remember telling my sister it was "way too fucking long."

    My mom and sister adored it, though.
  7. jadzia

    jadzia New Member

    I've seen this show several times, both on Broadway and on tour, and have loved every performance. The stage show is so much better than the movie, though I also enjoyed the film. It's sad that it's closing, but not surprising given the dwindling audience and the now-somewhat-dated message.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Great show that was originally scheduled to close on Oct. 29, 2006. My niece, who had seen it once, absolutley had to see the final performance so we got tix for Oct. 29 as a birthday gift. By the time the show rolled around, they had announced that it wasn't closing.
    I'm sure I'll be hearing from her tomorrow that we NEED to go to the final performance on June 1, especially since her scheduled third time to see it was cancelled by the stagehands strike.
    I'd definitely see it again.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Wait, well, maybe not because they will sell quickly. A rumor on talkinbroadway.com is that it will extend for the summer and then close - that a Rent on Life Support run will draw big numbers.
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Haven't seen it or Spamalot. I prolly need to go out and catch them before the curtains go down for good.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Those punks Mark and Roger always were pretty tough to evict.
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