RENT 20th Anniversary Tour coming to Omaha's Orpheum Theater June 3 and 4

Apr 24, 2017, 10:10 AM by Kelly Bartnick

OMAHA, Neb. – (April 24, 2017) – The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, is coming to Omaha’s Orpheum Theater. The award-winning musical presented by Omaha Performing Arts will play a limited engagement Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.

Tickets are available at the Ticket Omaha* Box Office located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, by calling (402) 345-0606 or online at

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at a New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews. It transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award® for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is one of only five musicals to win both awards.

Based on the original direction by Michael Greif (Tony® and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign restaged this 20th anniversary tour. Marlies Yearby (Tony® Nomination, RENT) served as choreographer.

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, MAMMA MIA!, Motown, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Vocalosity.

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