9/08/2008

The Eviction Notice Has Arrived

After 12 years, the, um, rock opera--nah, musical--Rent had its last curtain call on Sunday September 7th. Based on Puccini's La Boheme and written by the late Jonathan Larson--who did not live to see its formal opening--it is the seventh-longest running Broadway show in history. Rent won a Tony award for "Best Musical" and featured Jesse L. Martin of Law and Order fame, and actor/musician Adam Pascal (School of Rock) among its original cast.

It's supposed to be a Gen-X touchstone, but we never cared for it. (We saw the movie on cable once. Corniest. Thing. Ever.) Regardless, we thought we'd give its closing a mention.

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