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ISBN-10: 0688154379

ISBN-13: 9780688154370

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jonathan Larson, Larry Fink, Stewart Ferebee, Kate Giel, Evelyn McDonnell

List price: $39.95
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In these pages, Rent offers what most theater books can't: a chance to step behind the curtain and feel the electricity of a stage phenomenon as it unfolds. Rent has single-handedly reinvigorated Broadway and taken America by storm. Sweeping all major theater awards, including the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for drama, as well as four 1996 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for a Musical, Rent captures the heart and spirit of a generation, refleting it onstage through the emotion of its stirring words and music, and the energy of its young cast. Now, for the first time, Rent comes to life on the page -- through vivid color photographs, the full libretto, and an utterly compelling behind-the-scenes oral history of the show's creation. Here is the exclusive and absolutely complete companion to Rent, told in the voices of the extraordinary talent behind its success: the actors, the director, the producers, and the librettist and composer himself, Jonathan Larson, whose sudden death, on the eve of the first performance, has made Rent's life-affirming message all the more poignant.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/21/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 9.50" wide x 14.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Jonathan Larson won the Pulitzer Prize for Rent, as well as Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Lyrics, and Best Musical, three Drama Desk Awards and numerous others. His "overnight success" came after fifteen years of writing, composing, and performing. He wrote the musical Superbia and the rock monologue tick, tick...BOOM! and composed a variety of music for children, including songs for "Sesame Street," audio books, and the video Away We Go! Mr. Larson died unexpectedly of an aortic aneurysm on January 25, 1996, the night before Rent 's first performance. He was thirty-five.

Larry Fink has had one man shows at The Museum of Modern Art, theaWhitney Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Mus e de laaPhotographie in Belgium, and the Musee de l'Elysee in Switzerland, amongst others.aHe shows in galleries regularly in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, France. Alongawith two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships in 1976 and 1979, and two NationalaEndowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships in 1978 and 1986, heawas awarded an honorary doctorate from the College for Creative Studies, College ofaArt and Design, Detroit, 2002. A career educator, Larry Fink has been teaching forathe last 25 years as a professor of photography at Bard College. Larry's work hasaappeared in top publications such as Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Detour, New YorkaTimes Magazine, and The New Yorker, and Fink has published numerousamonographs including: Social Graces (Aperture, 1984; powerHouse, 2001), Boxing (powerHouse, 1997),aRunway (powerHouse, 2000), The Forbidden Pictures (powerHouse, 2004), Larry Fink (Phaidon, 2005),aPrimal Elegance (Lodima Press, 2006), Somewhere There's Music (Damiani Editore,a2006), Attraction and Desire: 50 Years in Photography (The Sheldon Art Galleriesa2011), and The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000u2009 (Schirmer/Mosel 2011).