The seventh-longest-running show on Broadway will close June 1st. Rent is done according to a statement issued yesterday. The musical will have played 5,012 regular performances at closing time. Rent is based on Puccini’s La Boheme about a bunch of starving mess artists.
Over the years the show has seen its share of celebrity guests including Scary Spice, Joey Fatone, Frenchie Davis, Drew Lachey, Neil Patrick Harris, Jai Rodriguez and Caprice.
It was also made into a truly hideous movie. It’s time actually. That shit is dated as hell. I’m gay, so I’ve seen it a few times. Every time I see it I think to myself “why am I doing this? These people are screaming in my ear drums and it ain’t pretty.”
I leave you with Scary Spice in Rent which was…well….pretty scary.