Thursday, September 20, 2007


From Ashley the Intern:

In honor of the amazing original cast members, Adam Pascal (Roger Davis) and Anthony Rapp (Mark Cohen) reprising their roles in Broadway’s production of RENT through October, we are going to be hosting the film adaptation as our movie-on-the-lawn! The movie is FREE and you can bring your own blanket and chairs (no coolers though, sorry!) and enjoy the movie that starred these two prolific original stars!

Even better, we will be offering special ticket discounts to the Opera La Boheme which, by the way, is what RENT is based on. Since La Boheme is coming to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in November what better way to celebrate Adam and Anthony’s return than to see them in RENT the movie and then watch the award-winning musical’s inspiration on stage?

Anyway, here’s a character comparison between RENT and La Boheme so you can see the similarities in both productions!

See you at the movie!

Character in La Boheme

Character in RENT

Mimi, a seamstress with tuberculosis

Mimi Marquez, an exotic dancer with HIV

Rodolfo, a poet

Roger Davis, a musician with HIV

Marcello, a painter

Mark Cohen, a filmmaker

Musetta, a singer

Maureen Johnson, a bisexual performance artist

Schaunard, a musician

Angel Dumott Schunard, a gay cross-dressing drummer with AIDS

Colline, a philosopher

Tom Collins, a gay philosophy professor and Anarchist philosopher with AIDS

Alcindoro, a state councillor

Joanne Jefferson, a lesbian lawyer

Benoit, a landlord

Benjamin 'Benny' Coffin III, also a landlord

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