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Description - Rent FAQ by Tom Rowan

After opening in a small Off-Broadway theatre, Rent, a modern adaptation of Puccini s La Boheme, quickly became a worldwide phenomenon with a more zealous and devoted fan base than had any musical in history. Rent FAQ includes biographical info on the musical s brilliant creator, Jonathan Larson, who tragically passed away at age 35 the night before the show began preview performances. Other chapters focus on the creative team and original cast; the development of the script and score from early drafts and workshop performances to the version we know and love today; the movie version, tours, and much more. The section Rent Cultural Literacy is a guide to all the titles and real people referenced in the show and the East Village and Alphabet City locations that Rent helped make famous; another chapter provides clues to the characters and tips for anyone thinking about auditioning for the musical, or putting on a production! A final chapter provides a rundown, with numerous photos, of revivals and local productions all over the country, including regional, community, and dinner theatres, and high school and college versions. Rent FAQ is a treasure trove of information, background, and fun facts for the show s devotees as well as anyone who might be lucky enough to be discovering the musical for the first time!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781495051456
ISBN-10: 1495051455
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 154mm x 25mm)
Pages: 242
Imprint: Applause Theatre Book Publishers
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tom Rowan

TOM ROWAN (New York, NY) is a playwright and director. He grew up in Colorado and studied theatre at Trinity University and the University of Washington. His produced plays include Kiss and Cry, The Second Tosca, Faye Drummond, and The Blue Djinn, and his previous book, A Chorus Line FAQ, is available from Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. Check out his website at

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