Rent

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    August 1, 2011

    What the popular press said...

    "Feels neither close enough to nor different enough from the original to warrant revisiting."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "Ambitious, beautiful and uneven."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "It’s like a patchy Mini-Me version of the Broadway flagship." Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "An appealing young ensemble animates."
    Philip Boroff for Bloomberg

    "This production is certain to create a new generation of 'Rent' fans"
    Suzy Evans for Back Stage

    "An off-Broadway theater offers a seductive intimacy the large Broadway house couldn't provide."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Though the 1996 groundbreaking musical, ..., feels rather dated now, Larson’s musical artistry remains timeless."
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "A museum-like quality strangely pervades the show."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom New Jersey

    "So provocative as it was back in 1996, but even so, the tuner is plenty effective in its new Off Broadway guise."
    Steven Suskin for Variety

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