See the critically acclaimed Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical that inspired a major motion picture. Rent is written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif. Critics have called Rent "the best thing that has happened to the Broadway musical in a long time," and have said that Rent "justifies every bit of attention that has been lavished on this phenomenal musical." "It shimmers with hope for the future of the American musical." The New York Times. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about being young and learning to survive, falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent has made a lasting mark on Broadway with songs that rock and a story that really resonates.