La Vie Bohème! 9Works Theatrical to Stage “RENT” in Manila

After successfully completing their run of “tick, tick… BOOM” last Saturday, September 3, Filipino theater group 9Works Theatrical surprised its audience with the announcement that they will be staging Jonathan Larson’s award-winning Broadway musical “RENT” in 2024!

In the video uploaded by 9Works Theatrical on Instagram, the cast, which included actor Khalil Ramos, Jef Flores, Kayla Rivera, Red Atadero, Tanya Manalang, and Vien King, began to sing “Seasons of Love”—much to the joy of the audience.

“You won’t have to wait 525,600 minutes to catch this musical,” the theater company wrote in the caption of their post.

Watch it below:


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9Works Theatrical will be holding auditions soon for the show.

“RENT,” which premiered in January 1996, is a rock musical telling the story of a group of young and penniless artists living in New York City who attempt to survive day by day amid the rise of HIV/AIDS. The music, lyrics, and book were all written by Jonathan Larson who suddenly died of an aortic dissection possibly due to an undiagnosed illness the night before the play’s premiere.

It has since received multiple awards including a Pulitzer Prize and four Tony Awards. It was then adapted into a movie in 2005 directed by Chris Columbus with a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky.

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Are you excited about this? Better mark your calendars!

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