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Rent: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical | Jonathan Larson
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(Applause Libretto Library). Finally, an authorized libretto to this modern day classic! Rent won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for Jonathan Larson. The story of Mark, Roger, Maureen, Tom Collins, Angel, Mimi, JoAnne, and their friends on the Lower East Side of New York City will live on, along with the affirmation that there is "no day but today." Includes 16 color photographs of productions of Rent from around the world, plus an introduction ("Rent Is Real") by Victoria Leacock Hoffman.
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When you break out your 90's technology to watch/listen to a classic 90's rock opera. Seems apropos.

🎶five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes 🎶 #earworm #Rent #saturdaynightplans

Reecaspieces ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Reading through the liner notes of my new CD and found this error. This kind of thing bugs me! 😱 Trying to decide if I should try and correct it or leave it alone... 🤔😂

C.Perone 🤦‍♀️😂 8mo
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The star cross lovers fresh in my mind right now are Mimi and Roger from Rent. Just saw my local theater's production last night. #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

AsYouWish My current obsession is the Live version that was on tv a few weeks ago and I have fallen in love with Mimi and Roger all over again! 💙 9mo
MatchlessMarie @AsYouWish 😍🕯️ 9mo
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Guys, it‘s finally Rent Live day!! So super excited & nervous both at the same time. So audiobook doodling & journaling when I should be doing other stuff. Can‘t wait for tonight! 🎟🎭❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💗

Stephaniereads1 I was singing as I read you bullet journal. Love it 9mo
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Ok, Littens, who‘s watching RENT Live tonight? I wasn‘t sure, but the Original Broadway Cast is making an appearance, so I‘m starting to get excited. Here‘s a pic going around social media that includes the new cast with the OBC!

By the way, Anthony Rapp‘s memoir is definitely worth the read. I‘ve always appreciated his genuine love and respect for this show and his kindness to the fans. 👇🏻

Cinfhen Very cool!!!! 10mo
GypsyKat I don‘t know if I‘ll watch it tonight, but I‘ve seen it twice in person. Almost 20 years in between showings and it was just as awesome as I remembered. ❤️ 10mo
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MicheleinPhilly 🙋🏻‍♀️I saw it 4 times - 3 times on Broadway and once in Philly. I‘m mildly anxious that they‘re going to change too much but I love it too much to skip it. 10mo
maleahrae Me!! I love Rent, so I'm excited to see how it goes! 10mo
LaraReads Meeeee!!! Been waiting so long for today! I‘m super nervous about how it will work & be, but also super excited that it will hopefully reach a wider audience. Rent is everything to me! 9mo
Eyelit I had no idea this was happening!! How was it??? 9mo
dariazeoli @Eyelit It wound up being 90% filmed dress rehearsal because “Roger” broke his foot before the ending! Some highs, some lows. 9mo
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Day 16- for this prompt I needed to use my favorite ragtag group of Bohemians. I've loved Rent for a long time. I wanted to tag a book that I called The Rent Bible, but I think that's just a fandom name for the book. #MusicalNewYear

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“To being an Us for once, instead of a Them!” RENT is my absolute favorite musical of all time! Hands down, no question. I love its music & message, and I adore its characters! I‘ve seen it on broadway, on tour, watch the movie regularly, have the soundtrack on vinyl, and try to live its words daily. Thanks @Cinfhen and @vivastory for this lovely prompt to start 2019! #seasonsoflove #musicalnewyear Can‘t wait until Jan 27 for RENT Live!

LaraReads The 1st pic above is from last year seeing it on tour! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗 10mo
Cinfhen What a beautiful collage!!! And how exciting that you got to meet some of the performers ❤️ 10mo
vivastory I have only seen it live once, but it's definitely a favorite. I love this post! 👏🙌 10mo
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vivastory Now I feel like listening to the whole musical 😄🎶🙌 10mo
Cinfhen I‘ve had a major 👂🏼🐛all day 🎵 @vivastory (edited) 10mo
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Day 30 - #measure #quotsydec18

Love this song from Rent!

Jerdencon Was just listening to this a few days ago - such a great song! 10mo
Stacy_31 Love this song! 10mo
LaLecture ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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Pricel101 Can‘t wait for the TV event on January 27! 📺 10mo
jessinikkip My dog #LittleMan hates being alone so we play him music or movies if we both go to work. I find less of my house gets destroyed this way. Rent has been this weeks movie! 10mo
Carolyn11215 I saw Rent on Broadway when it first came out. Loved the play, love the music! 10mo
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I think this will be my new Christmas Eve tradition - wearing this shirt.

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Taking a break from reading this afternoon for Rent.

ravenlee “Happy birthday Jesus” 11mo
sebrittainclark How fun! 11mo
IamIamIam Have an awesome time! 11mo
Eyelit Fantastic!! 11mo
Crazeedi My daughter ❤❤ this! 11mo
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This book was my prized possession at age 15! #SeasonsOfLove #DecDays #theatrekid

Cinfhen 🙌🏻💕🎵 2y
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CocoReads Thank you!! 2y
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My favorite musical of all time. Happening right now! I've seen it countless times and one of my favorite things to do on long road trips is to go through the entire soundtrack and imagine it all in my head.

Anyone else a RENT fan!? Favorite song!? Favorite character!?

JSW Huge musicals fan. Enjoy!!! 3y
OffTheBeatenShelf.com Omg I love Rent and I'm so jealous!!! I know like all the lyrics to all the songs, but Out Tonight is probably my favorite. 3y
Blair_Reads Let's go oooooouuuuuuut tonight 🎤 3y
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ReadingEnvy One of my best times seeing Rent was sitting in the front row for a touring production in Indiana. The people playing Mark and Joanne had the giggles during Tango Maureen 3y
annkuch13 Yes! I love Rent and saw it on tour several years ago. My favorite song is probably Another Day. Or I'll Cover You! 3y
mklong So jealous. The I'll Cover You Reprise makes me tear up just thinking about it! 3y
aeeklund I finally get to see it at the end of the month, and I'm so incredibly excited!!! 3y
megt Amazing show! I don't know if I could pick a favorite song. 3y
vivastory I love RENT. It was the first musical I ever truly loved. I've only seen it once, a second viewing is definitely in order. 3y
KarenUK Love love love Rent! There's not a song I don't like, but if I had to name a fave it would be 'Take me or Leave me'....💕💕💕 hope you had fun! 😍 3y
Abcdefghijklmnop 💕💕Love love love this musical!!! One of my faves.... finally got to see it live a year or so and it was ah-mazing! So hard to pick a fav song - Out Tonight and La Vie Boheme are right up there but Goodbye Love 😭😭😭 3y
samalot I was able to see it with Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal in their og roles a few years ago. Amazing 😍 3y
kristina_with_a_k No day but today!!! I saw it with Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal in Houston when it was touring. Blew.Me.Away. (edited) 3y
monkeygirlsmama Have the movie and the soundtrack. Love it! Sadly never have had the opportunity to see it on stage, but maybe one day. And I can't pick a favorite song because that might hurt the other songs' feelings. 😁 3y
Chessa I love Rent! I saw it twice in Boston in high school and once in Portland (or maybe Eugene?) in college. So. Many. Feels. 3y
MicheleinPhilly OMG! So much ❤ for Rent. I saw it twice on Broadway and once in Philadelphia and can still basically recite every single word. I know some people think it aged poorly but it's still my all time favorite. 3y
minkyb Today for you, Seasons of Love, Take me or leave Me - oh never mind, every single word written or spoken. 3y
Laalaleighh I got tickets to rent for my bday last year but was unable to go when the time came. Favorite songs: no day but today, take me or leave me, out tonight, I'll cover you, one song glory, without you. Ahh. I love that Collins from rent is Joe on the flash now and Idinia Menzel is my idol. (edited) 3y
BooksForEmpathy @Laalaleighh Oh no! I'm sorry you missed it but it sounds like it has not deterred you from being a super fan!!!! One Song Glory is my favorite and I fall in love with Roger every time. No matter who is playing him! 3y
BooksForEmpathy @OffTheBeatenShelf.com LOVE belting that one out. When she shakes her hair out and all the glitter comes out!? 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻! 3y
BooksForEmpathy @Blair_Reads YES!!! Hahaha! See comment above too! @ReadingEnvy Hah! I love live performances for that exact reason. @annkuch13 Yay for RENT! I'll cover you is so wonderful, as is the reprise @mklong Definitely had tears last night. @aeeklund You'll love it!!!!!! It's timeless and feels so essential right now in our world. @megt I know what you mean! 3y
BooksForEmpathy @vivastory I agree! I remember being in 6th grade and my mom had just seen it for the first time and played all the music and so I became obsessed with the soundtrack and the voices and then begged her to take me! It was eye-opening and soul shattering and I have never been the same! In the best way 😍. 3y
BooksForEmpathy @KarenUK Oh man. Maureen last night rocked it. That role is SO fun and Take Me or Leave Me is one of the best! @Jess19 ALL THE TEARS!!!! @samalot Same! Years ago. They are amazing. @kristina_with_a_k Yep!!! Seriously. Every time. @monkeygirlsmama Haha I know what you mean! I feel that way with books too 😂. @Chessa Yes. It is so great and there is no other musical like it. Incredibly raw. 3y
BooksForEmpathy @MicheleinPhilly I actually think it was more powerful seeing it now based on the current political climate. A character like Angel is so important to have in our lives and just the love and acceptance and the bravery of saying This Is Who I Am and feeling proud and supported! 3y
BooksForEmpathy @minkyb Hah! Yes. It is all essential and there is nothing like it! 3y
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Won't be reading much this afternoon. Squeeeeee!!! Last time I saw Rent on stage Neil Patrick Harris played Mark.

BooksForYears So exciting! No day but today! (edited) 3y
dariazeoli Ooooooh... I got to see it when Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal came back to Broadway a few years ago. I was over the 🌙 😏 (edited) 3y
Lauren.Archer @dariazeoli I was lucky enough to Rent with the original cast when it opened. It was so amazing. 3y
Merethebookgal Awesome! 3y
lynneamch 💜🎶How about love 🎶💜🎶Measure in love 🎶💜 I can use this reminder today. Thank you Littens. 3y
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I subscribed to Scribd today and I found the sheet music for one of my favorite plays. It's too bad that my piano is at my parents house because it was far to big for my apartment. Maybe I'll be able to play some next time I go home. Until then, I'll train my vocals with the proper notes and not just by ear ❤️❤️🎹🎹🎧🎧🎼🎼🎤🎤🎭🎭

bookishkris ❤️💛💚💙💜 3y
Carol It doesn't take much for me, I am now firmly in the grip of the power of suggestion and shall be listening to the cast recording at work today! Thank you, and may your next 525,600 minutes be amazing 💗💗 3y
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I drank too much wine and am now in bed listening to the Rent soundtrack. I am clearly living the dream. #lifegoals #winning

Yournewfriendsams But it really is tho 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3y
katedensen @Yournewfriendsams Right? I accidentally started live tweeting this experience. Come join the fun. My Twitter handle is @katedfisher too. 🍷🎧 3y
moranadatter And now I'm hearing Collins' lovely baritone in my head: "Let's open up a restaurant in Santa Fe..." 3y
katedensen @kmdartist That's one of my favorite songs if only because his voice is so gorgeous. 3y
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