The musical Rent played its first preview performance Off-Broadway on this day, and, tragically, its creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly of an undiagnosed aortic aneurysm at the age of 35. The show transferred to Broadway and, as of its final performance this coming June, will have played 16 previews and 5,012 regular performances there. | NewMusicalsInc /* Mobile Menu Retract ---------------------------------*/

The musical Rent played its first preview performance Off-Broadway on this day, and, tragically, its creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly of an undiagnosed aortic aneurysm at the age of 35. The show transferred to Broadway and, as of its final performance this coming June, will have played 16 previews and 5,012 regular performances there.