Bristol Riverside Theatre will conclude its 25th anniversary season with a production of Jonathan Larson's Rent, May 8-June 3. Jose Zayas will direct.

One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, Rent is a rock musical based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The cast will feature Julian Alvarez (Angel), Mark Willis Borum (Roger), Tracie Franklin (Joanne), Michael Hogan (Mr. Jefferson), James LaRosa (Mark), Meera Mohan (Alexi Darling), Brendan Norton (Steve), Joseph Michael O'Brien (Benny), Tyrone Roberson (Collins), Jamila Sabares-Klemm (Maureen), Carl Nathaniel Smith (Paul), Tara Tagliaferro (Mark's mother), Brit West (Mimi), and Nadine Zahr (Mrs. Jefferson).

Musical direction will be by Keith Baker, and choreography will be by Stephen Casey. The design team will include Jason Simms (set design), Ryan O'Gara (lighting design), and Carla Bellisio (costume design).

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