Broadway musical “Rent” will come back to Japan in March 2020!

Kyodo Tokyo Co., Ltd. Broadway musical “Rent” will come back to Japan in March 2020! With the original production version, that excitement revives again! Tickets will be sold in advance on 8/7 (Wednesday), and the original picture ticket that completes one picture when all the pictures are collected has also been decided. …………………………………………………………………………………………… [Image 1

From March 12th (Thu) to 29th (Sun), 2020, the original performance version of Broadway musical “Rent” will be performed in Japan again. After opening at a small theater in New York in 1996, he entered Broadway in just two months. RENT has completely changed the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Prize, the Obby Prize, and other awards, and created an enthusiastic fan called Rentheads all over the world, changing the very history of the musical. This time, it will be performed in March 2020 at the Hareza Ikebukuro hall building, which will open grandly next summer, as a debris removal series from the Tokyo building Brillia HALL (Toshima City Arts and Culture Theater), which will open in November 2019. Under the backdrop of Puccini’s opera “La Boheme”, East Village’s young people, who are struggling with AIDS, poverty and loneliness but have “no future or past. , Realize the reality to us living now without fading. Producing a number of vivid and powerful masterpieces such as “Seasons of Love” and changing the musical history “Rent” spins “now, this moment”. Serving as a screenwriter, lyricist, and composer, and now celebrating its 60th birthday in 2020, Jonathan Larson, the creator of the late “Rent”, continues to shine! August 7 (Wednesday) Tickets will be sold at 11:00 am. First-come, first-served, in Kyoto Tokyo. Also, the sale of original picture tickets will be decided from August 20 (Tue). A new design that completes one picture when you collect four picture tickets whose designs change depending on the sales period. The lyrics of “Rent” ‘s representative song “Seasons of Love” are spelled on each pattern, and combining the four completes the lyrics of one song. Sales of picture tickets are at E-plus. For more information, please refer to the official website. [Image 2

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* New flyer image (stage photo from 2018 performance in Japan) Performance summary Performance title: Broadway musical “Rent” performance in Japan 2020 Live performance, English performance, Japanese subtitles available Screenplay / Composition / Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Directed by Michael Greif Cast: American Company Performance date: March 12 (Thu)-29 (Sun), 2020 24 times Venue: Tokyo Building Brillia Hall (Ikebukuro) [Image 4

Ticket fee (all seats specified / tax included) S seat 14,000 yen A seat 11,000 yen B seat 9,000 yen Angel seat 7,000 yen (lottery sale at the venue on the day (limited number of copies) / no advance sale / reservation sale) * Pre-school children are not allowed. One ticket per person is required. * Performance time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 minutes break) Opening 30 minutes before each performance time * Ticket General Release Date: Saturday 21 December 2019 10AM Inquiries: Kyodo Tokyo 0570-550-799 (Weekdays 11: 00-18: 00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10: 00-18: 00) Organizer / Plan / Invitation: Kyodo Tokyo Supported by: US Embassy The stage is NY-East Village at the end of the 20th century. Mark and Roger live a poor life in a devastated apartment and cannot afford to rent. Mark, who aims to be a video artist, is still being swayed by a former lover performing artist, Maureen who has started dating with a female lawyer Joanne. Roger, who aims to be a singer-songwriter, spends a great day without writing songs, but he meets nightclub club dancer Mimi and loves each other, but their hearts pass each other. Both HIV-positive angels and Collins face an eternal farewell. One day, a missing Mimi is discovered too late. Roger, who faces Mimi with a straightforward feeling, finally devotees the love song he wrote … Jonathan Larson [Screenplay / Composition / Lyrics] Received 1996 Pulitzer Prize for “RENT”. RENT was honored in the 1996 Tony Awards in 4 categories (Best Musical Award, Screenplay Award, Musical Award, etc.), 6 in the Drama Desk Award (Best Musical Award), and 3 Obie Awards (Best Screenplay Award) , Songwriting Award, etc.). “RENT” premiered on February 13, 1996 at the Off-Broadway NY Theater Workshop and opened on Broadway on April 29 at Broadway’s Netherlander Theatre. On January 25, 1996, suddenly ruptured due to a ruptured aneurysm that was thought to be caused by Marfan syndrome. That was 10 days before my 36th birthday. The semi-autobiographical musical “Chic, Chick … Boone!”, Which he worked on before “RENT,” opened at the Jane Street Theater off Broadway in 2001. Michael Greif [Premiere version] In 1996, he won the Obby Award for Best Presentation Award for “RENT”, and has been selected as a presentation award candidate for the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award. The main works of Broadway so far include “Deer Evan Hansen”, “if / Then”, “Next to Normal”, “Gray Gardens”, “Never Gonna Dance”, 2011 new production version. “RENT” etc.

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