Monday, February 14, 2011

Musicals Monday


Rent is a musical that I'm not very familiar with.  It's a rock opera tha 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 HIV/AIDS.

On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical.  The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008, after a 12 year rn and 5, 124 performances, making it the 9th longest running Broadway show at the time, 10 years behind The Phantom of the Opera.

The first time I became familiar with this muscial was when I heard the song "Seasons of Love".  Oddly enough, the version I first heard wasn't the one the cast sang, but from Donny Osmond!

This is a wonderful song, helping us to remember to love, not hate.

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