Rent play being retired

August 14, 2008 4:48pm CST
I was just wondering what you all think about the play being retired from Broadway. Do you think it should have stayed longer or that it should go out while its still on top?
4 responses
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I was sad when I first heard it was closing. But it has had a good run. And now that it's no longer on broadway, rights can be sold to schools and community theaters, allowing those who can't go to NYC to see the show to get a chance to see it and/or be a part of it.
• United States
22 Aug 08
I am a Renthead and it's sad to see it go. It definitely made me become a little more confident with myself. I think it had it's run, but I will miss it a lot. I just hope that future generations will find the music somewhere and dive deep into the story. On a side note, I still think the original cast is the best, lol. There's no way that anyone can top them. I've heard a lot of different versions from different actors and I liked them all, but the originals made it happen.
@LucasB (12)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I think it had its run, and it was a nice time to let it go. It has already touched so many people, and it will continue doing this. It had widespread popularity,(not to forget some widespread UNpopularity, believe it or not). But congrats RENT! You're awesome.
• United States
20 Aug 08
WHAT?!!! I had not heard this. I have never been lucky enough to see it as a play but i loved the movie so im sure i would have loved seeing it performed in theatre...how very sad. I feel Rent is a story that people of all ages can relate to and learn from, and that never goes out of style or should lose its popularity.