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Fiddlehead Theatre Company Preps 20th-Anniversary Production of Rent

Performances of the iconic musical begin next month.

The original 1996 Broadway cast of Rent.
The original 1996 Broadway cast of Rent.

Boston's Fiddlehead Theatre Company will open its 20th-anniversary production of Rent next month at the Back Bay Events Center. Performances are set to run from February 5-21, with direction by Stacey Stephens, and choreography by Wendy Hall. The production will also be accompanied by a five-piece band under the direction of Nathan Urdangen.

Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème, Rent opened off-Broadway in January 1996 before moving to Broadway. The musical takes an intimate journey through a single year in the lives of a group of impoverished young artists and friends struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village. The show earned the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Tony Awards for Best Original Book and Score. Having run for 12 years on Broadway, the musical earned its historical status as the 10th-longest-running Broadway musical ever.

The Fiddlehead cast features Scott Caron (Mark Cohen), Matthew Belles (Roger Davis), and Ryoko Seta (Mimi Marquez), Jay Kelley (Angel Dumont Schunard), John Devereaux (Tom Collins), Katie Howe (Maureen Johnson), Brandi Porter (Joanne Jefferson), and Cristhian Mancinas-Garcia (Benjamin Coffin III).

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