Monday, October 19, 2009

AIDS, careers, and paying the rent

It really saddens me how the man who conceptualized and, actually, created a whole Broadway production died the night before its first show.


Jonathan Larson, the man behind the Broadway musical, Rent, died by just collapsing in his apartment at around 3am of February 13, 1996.

Some say the success of Rent can be rooted with Larson's death.

But really, whether Larson died or lived, Rent is truly an extraordinary masterpiece from an extraordinary playwright.

The actors are simply the perfect ones for the characters.

The script is worth the $100.

Perfect. Just perfect.

Thank you Jonathan for such wonderful creation, for imparting to us that a year can be measured with love, with your friends, and by paying the rent.