First Look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater


Musical theater under porch features the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, RENT, the music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larsonto Ruth’s Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. through Nov. 27. Production of Porchlight is directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, music directed by Dr. Michael McBride and choreographed by Laura Wild.

See the photos below!

For the past 25 years, RENT, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical loosely based on the 1896 Italian opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, has become a cultural phenomenon with millions of fans around the world. Porchlight’s production celebrates this legacy and adds a new page to the story of a year in the life of a diverse group of artists struggling to survive and create in Lower Manhattan’s East Village under the shadow of HIV. /AIDS. In the booming era of bohemian Alphabet City at the turn of the millennium, these friends are determined to pursue their dreams without selling out.

The cast of RENT includes Bridget Adams King (together/Maureen US); Wesly Anthony Clergy (swing/Collins US); Naphtali Curry (together/Benny US); Lea Davis (together/Joanne US); Caitlin Dobbin (to balance); Lucy Godinez (Maureen Johnson); Nick Johnson (American Swing/Angel); Chris Khoshaba (together); Nik Kmiecik (set/US Mark); Teressa La Gamba (Joanne Jefferson); Eric Lewis (Tom Collins); David Moreland (Mark Cohen); Ziare Paul-Emile (swing); Alix Rhode (Mimi Marquez); Abraham Shaw (Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III); Josh Pablo Szabo (Angel Dumott Schunard); TJ Tapp (Dance Captain/Ensemble); Brennan Urbi (together/US Roger) and Shraga D. Wasserman (Roger Davis).

Photo credit: Liz Lauren

Alix Rhode and Shraga D. Wasserman

Photos: First look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater
David Moreland and Shraga D. Wasserman

Photos: First look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater
Josh Pablo Szabo as and Eric Lewis

Photos: First look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater
Lucy Godinez

Photos: First look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater
Lucy Godinez and Teressa La Gamba

Photos: First look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater
Eric Lewis with the cast

Photos: First look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater
The casting

Photos: First look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater
Josh Pablo Szabo and Eric Lewis with the cast

Photos: First look at RENT at the Porchlight Music Theater
The casting

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