Inspiration of RENT Walking Tour

What to expect
  • Enjoy a RENT-themed tour of the East Village with a local musical aficionado
  • Visit places that inspired the script, music, and themes of RENT
  • Hear stories about Jonathan Larson and the original RENT cast
  • Sing songs and enjoy fun, social tour of one of NYC’s most influential neighborhoods
HIV/AIDS, drug addiction, economic inequality, and the struggle to stay warm. Racial diversity, unabashed sexuality, uncompromised genius, and the creative spark. Rock. And. Roll.

Get a true behind-the-scenes look at Jonathan Larson’s provocative and poignant musical masterpiece, RENT, during this themed tour of East Village. Traipse iconic streets alongside a fellow music theatre lover, and discover some of the locations that helped inspire the script. Visit spots where Larson wrote over the course of several years while waiting tables, and enjoy anecdotes about his life, and that of the cast that helped develop the show at The New York Theatre Workshop.

You’ll even have the chance to sing some of your favorite RENT showtunes with your tour guide! Not just “Another Day.”

Note: The tour is 2 miles in length. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Please note that you will not go inside any of the equity or non-equity theatres due to union restrictions however the vendor will entertain you with backstage stories and personal experiences.

Please note children 10 and under are free!
Key Highlights
Price $40.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
There are no refunds; all sales are final.

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