About Rent

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Idina Menzel stars as Maureen in Columbia Pictures' Rent - 2005


The book Rent (hardcover) by Jonathan Larson is, according to amazon.com, "by far the must-get theater book of the year. With dazzling punk graphics that will quickly win book industry awards, the volume contains the entire libretto of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical about love and loyalty among starving AIDS-stricken artists in New York's East Village. But editors Evelyn McDonnell and Katherine Silberger wisely understand that the story of the show's creation is as compelling as the musical itself--so more than half of this volume is devoted to an oral history of the composer/lyricist/librettist Jonathan Larson, who came to New York hoping to revolutionize musical theater--then died of an aortic aneurysm the night of the show's final preview. It's an event book for an event musical."


Movie memorabilia


Rent on Broadway

Rent / Original Broadway cast, CD, 2 discs, arkivmusic.com


Sheet music

Hal Leonard Rent



The movie


Rent The Movie