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Seasons of love steam up summer in ‘Rent’ at Actor’s Express

 

RentPR-4-gallery_1Actor’s Express promises a pulsing, reimagined Rent this summer, the award-winning musical that celebrated youth and la vie boheme. The score, from “Light My Candle” to the iconic “Seasons of Love,” takes you back to an East Village where life is full of possibilities for those who are young, idealistic and unafraid. This winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 1996 Tony Award for best musical is the only Broadway entry written by Jonathan Larson, who died at age 35, just before the show’s off-Broadway premiere. Its Broadway run lasted more than 12 years. (Pictured: Jeremiah Parker Hobbs as Roger and Julissa Sabino as Mimi. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus)

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Happy Fourth of July weekend! Want to add a little culture to your celebration? Our top recommendations include “A Night of Twisted Tales” from the Weird Sisters Theatre Project, opening Sunday, and, beginning previews Wednesday, “Rent” at Actor’s Express.

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THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS: June 25

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THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS: June 18

See Wabi Sabi trip the light fantastic and Libby Whittemore salute the 1970s. We also recommend “Avenue Q,” “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” as well as a visit to Serenbe Playhouse.

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THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS: June 11

Feeling cultural? This weekend’s your last call for “The Whale” at Actor’s Express. Openings include “Avenue Q,” indoors at the Conant center and “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Serenbe Playhouse. Coming up: The always terrific Libby Whittemore in Libby’s at the Express on June 18-21,


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