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Ocean State Theatre Company’s Rent

It may have been a latecomer as a rock musical, arriving 19 years after Hair rattled the boards in 1967, but Rent is overflowing with everything there is to love about both musicals and high-energy music.
Paying their dues
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 08, 2013

From Rhinoceros to Metamorphoses to Amadeus

A goofy spoof of King Arthur and his merry men, and an appreciative take on one of the wives of Henry VIII.
Raise the Curtain
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 28, 2012

Review: Unforgivable

Lucky for André Téchiné that he's so slick with exposition.
Voyeurism and narcissism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 20, 2012

New Rep's new Rent stays mostly true, with one twist and some noise

Every director who helms Rent must struggle in the shadow of the original production.
Highs and lows
By MADDY MYERS  |  September 16, 2011

Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards

Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 16, 2011

Cheap places for rent

What are you willing to put up with?
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  August 05, 2011


Review: Lyric Music Theater's Rent celebrates culture

A great affection remains among audiences for Rent , Jonathan Larson's 1994 rock opera based on Puccini's La Bohème — it has toured the world several times over, and is slated for an Off-Broadway revival this summer.
Entertaining activists
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 04, 2011

Star power

Seacoast Rep's top-notch Rent
Seacoast Rep's top-notch Rent
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 09, 2010

Play by play, February 26, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of February 26, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 26, 2010