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Rent Rocks DPAC Once Again Jan. 28-Feb. 2!

The 20th anniversary tour of Rent, the 1996 Off-Broadway and Broadway and 1998 West End rock opera that changed the face of musicals in general, is back at the Durham Performing Arts Center by popular demand; and the audience couldn’t be happier. With an energetic cast and recognizable music, such as “Seasons of Love,” this… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent Proves That Love Endures All

Jonathan Larson’s Rent, which focuses on the lives of several twenty-somethings living the bohemian life in New York City in 1989, has long been a theatrical staple. And, with its colorful, true-to-life characters and universal themes, it’s easy to see why. The 20th Anniversary Tour of the musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts CenterRead More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Rent, Jonathan Larson's brilliant reimagining of Puccini's La Bohème, on Oct. 11-16

The Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour at DPAC Proves This Powerful Show Has Still Got It…

Since its humble, off-Broadway beginnings 20 years ago, the beloved musical, Rent, with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, has only grown in popularity. It is fitting, then, that the 20th Anniversary Tour, gracing the stage now at DPAC, would bring this story to life for both new and long-time fans alike in a… Read More ›

Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour will rock the Durham Performing Arts Center (photo by Carol Rosegg)

Rent Music Supervisor Tim Weil Looks Back on Two Decades with the Iconic 1996 Rock Opera

EDITOR’S NOTE: Part 1 of our preview of Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour, published on Tuesday, Oct. 11th, is a general introduction to the show: Part 2, published below, is a wide-ranging interview with the show’s long-time musical supervisor, Tim Weil, who has worked on this rock opera from the very beginning. — RWM “I’m… Read More ›

Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour will rock the Durham Performing Arts Center (photo by Carol Rosegg)

Rent Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary and Still Rocks DPAC Like It’s 1996!

In the world of rock operas, 20 years (two decades) can knock the relevance out of a story line, but Jonathan Larson’s Rent is as fresh and relevant on its 20th Anniversary Tour, now in residence at the Durham Performing Arts Center, as it was when it first delighted Broadway’s hip audiences. Tuesday’s opening-night performance… Read More ›