download epub RentAuthor Jonathan Larson –

This book is the perfect book for fans of the show and the perfect coffee table book I simply love reading it and looking at the pictures The book features information on how the show came about, it s sucess, and the life of Jonathon Larson it s creator struggle to have his show made on Broadway Larson tragically died before opening night due to an undiagnosed heart condition Truly it s a shame he did not live to see the dream of his creation realized.In the book the orginal cast members talk a little bit about Larson and the musical s affect on them The most interesting part of the story is reading about the orginal cast s sucess all of the orginal cast sucess has become EXTREMELY sucessful The musical being their break to stardom The actors actresses talk about the affect the musical has on their everyday lives.The musical features little known facts about the show, the cast, and insight onto what made the musical one of the longest running musicals in history.The book is truly the RentHead bible and perfect for the fan of musicals In These Pages, Rent Offers What Most Theater Books Can T A Chance To Step Behind The Curtain And Feel The Electricity Of A Stage Phenomenon As It UnfoldsRent Has Single Handedly Reinvigorated Broadway And Taken America By Storm Sweeping All Major Theater Awards, Including The Pulitzer Prize For Drama, As Well As Four Tony Awards Including Best Musical, Best Book, And Best Score For A Musical, Rent Captures The Heart And Spirit Of A Generation, Refleting It Onstage Through The Emotion Of Its Stirring Words And Music, And The Energy Of Its Young Cast Now, For The First Time, Rent Comes To Life On The Page Through Vivid Color Photographs, The Full Libretto, And An Utterly Compelling Behind The Scenes Oral History Of The Show S Creation Here Is The Exclusive And Absolutely Complete Companion To Rent, Told In The Voices Of The Extraordinary Talent Behind Its Success The Actors, The Director, The Producers, And The Librettist And Composer Himself, Jonathan Larson, Whose Sudden Death, On The Eve Of The First Performance, Has Made Rent S Life Affirming Message All The Poignant When I got this book, I thought it would be the size of a regular book but it was pretty big Like other comments mentioned there is interviews from people who knew Jonathan Larson including the original Broadway cast There is the full libretto of the entire play and the biographies of all people featured in the play I m still reading it but so far it s pretty awesome to have especially if your a fan of Rent. Another gift for my singing granddaughter She loves it. This book is essential for any RENThead It includes lots of background information on how Jonathan created the show, many colorful pictures of the Original Broadway Cast, and the full libretto Overall, a very worthwhile investment if you are a fan of Rent Bare in mind that the book was published in 1997, so the cast biographies in the back do not include some of the cast s post Rent achievements that boosted them to major stardom e.g Idina Menzel and Wicked. The book gives the history behind Rent and what it meant to Jonathan Larson and his friends It was so sad that he died before he could see how well received it has become A true legacy I also loved the full libretto included It helped me understand the lyrics better.