- CHARITY BENEFIT
The fabulous Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire shut it’s iron gates today as well as Freud’s Last Session, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). The date also marks the show’s two-year anniversary. The production will have played a total of 775 performances and eight previews.
August 5th the long running Tony Award winning musical Memphis says Good-Night New York.
The producers of the off-Broadway production of Rent have announced that the musical will close after the performance on Sunday, September 9. The production will have played 32 previews and 450 performances. Rent, which is written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, opened at New World Stages on August 11, 2011.
The original production of Rent opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996 following a history making, sold out, extended limited engagement at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop. The musical went on to win every major best musical award, including the Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Additionally, Rent is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. In all Rent won four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, two Theatre World Awards, and Obie Awards for its creator, director, and entire cast.