RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, will return to Kalamazoo’s Miller Auditorium, November 11-13, 2016, in a 20th Anniversary production that promises to be as impactful and exciting as the original. Tickets are on sale now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (800) 228-9858 or (269) 387-2300 and 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 New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT is winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is one of only six musicals to win both awards.

Part of the PNC Broadway in West Michigan Series, tickets for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour are available now by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Groups of 10 or more can call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

At a Glance:
What: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
When: Friday, Oct.11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 & 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.
Where: Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University.
How Much: Tickets range from $45-$75 and are available now.
Visit the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or call
(269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. For more information, visit

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