Providence, RI – Ring in the New Year with the RENT 25TH ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL TOUR when it comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for five performances only, January 14 – 16, 2022. The Providence engagement of RENT is part of the Encore Series. Cox Media is the Series Media Sponsor of the Encore Series.

Tickets are available now at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903), at and by calling 401.421.ARTS (2787).  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling Group Sales Specialist Paul Hiatt at 401.574.3162. 

Tickets start at $20; all ticket prices include a $4 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A – 5P, Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.

For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. It has become more than a musical – it’s a cultural touchstone, a rite of passage and a source of joy and strength for millions. RENT has become a part of us forever.

Tours of RENT have crisscrossed the country almost continuously since 1996, with the latest tour alone playing 5 countries, 237 cities, and 1,005 performances. RENT received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award® for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The musical has been translated into every major language and has been performed in 27 countries across six continents.

Based on original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign re-stages the 25th Anniversary Tour. Original Broadway creatives Marlies Yearby (Choreography) and Angela Wendt (Costume Design) are joined by Jonathan Spencer (Lighting Design), Keith Caggiano (Sound Design), Dave Pepin (Music Supervisor), Owen Johnston (Associate Choreographer), and Matthew E. Maraffi (adapting original scenic design by Paul Clay) to make up the creative team for the tour. Casting for the tour is by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

Whether you’ve never seen RENT or have completely lost count, you can’t miss it this time around – the 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your FINAL CHANCE to experience this celebrated touring production.

The RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions this season include the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar, a new production of An Officer and a Gentleman, and the First National tour of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations.

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PPAC COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures –
Guests aged 12 and over: please bring your official vaccination card, along with a valid photo ID (a digital photo or hard copy of your vaccination card will be accepted at the entrance). If you are unable to vaccinate, then you must provide printed or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test (also known as a rapid test) taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. At-home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted. Masks are required and must be worn while inside the theatre for all events.