A decade after Sunday in the Park with George won the Pulitzer Prize, a new musical exploded on the scene in a way the theatre community hadn’t seen since A Chorus Line. RENT, with music, lyrics & book by Jonathan Larson, was presented at New York Theatre Workshop in January of 1996 before quickly making the jump to Broadway that April, where it won four Tony Awards and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize.
We assembled some pretty brilliant folks to talk about this brilliant show.
It’s time to measure our lives in love, meditate on the power of standing up for what we believe in, and do it all with a healthy dose of rock ‘n roll. Because, as the song goes, everything is RENT, and RENT is everything to us.
We may not be able to tell you who George was at the zoo with (the monkeys and WHO, George?), but we can dive into the unbelievable masterpiece that is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday In The Park With George.