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POLL: Seasons of Whut? Is It Really Time for Rent? (Again?)

Tonight, the New York revival of RENT begins its off Broadway run.  The last time this musical appeared on the off Broadway stage?  Fifteen years ago, in January 1996, immediately prior to its April 1996 Broadway debut.

Despite our deep, abiding love for the rock musical that changed—and perhaps saved—our lives, we here at The Craptacular can’t help but wonder…

Is it really time for RENT again?

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  • sweeks July 14, 2011, 1:09 pm

    I have mixed feelings for “Rent.” Although I like the music (for the most part), the characters annoy me so much that they make my teeth itch. I try to keep in mind that the show is a reflection of its time and the AIDS crisis, and this helps me appreciate it on a number of levels. However, I still can’t embrace it without reserve.

  • Tara July 14, 2011, 3:22 pm

    I voted ambivalent because it’s closest to how I feel: WAY too soon for a revival, but I’m still going to go see it a bunch of times.

  • Noa July 14, 2011, 3:45 pm

    As much as I think they could’ve waited a couple of years to drag Rent back onstage, Nick Christopher singing the I’ll Cover You reprise is the best I’ve ever heard. Worth the price of admission for sure.

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