The Avenue of the Arts is Philadelphia’s signature street. It has grown to become the heart of our city aesthetically, socially,
economically, and culturally. The Avenue is one of the most vibrant and successful performing arts, residential, educational, commercial, and tourist destinations in the United States.
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In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre.
Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.