Fox has unveiled plans to make Rent into its next live musical.
Producer Marc Platt has announced that Rent, one of the 90’s most enduring LGBT musicals is to get the Live TV experience. The show was written by Jonathan Larson who died in 1996 the morning of the first preview performance of Rent Off Broadway. His estate and the Mr Platt will produce the show together.
Rent is a modern take on the Puccini opera La Bohème and is a story of young impoverished artists overcoming adversity and gentrification to save their creative space. In Rent, the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 80s and 90s replaces tuberculosis from La Bohème’s era. The musical has won numerous awards including Tonys, a Pulitzer Prize and a Drama Desk Award.
The show is planned for broadcast in 2018.