Rent | Criticism

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SOURCE: "Lower East Side Story," in Time, Vol. 147, No. 10, March 4, 1996, p. 71.

[In the following favorable review, Zoglin praises the life-affirming message of Rent.]

Jonathan Larson was looking tired and pale all week, but it might have been just the stress of preparing for the opening of his new musical, Rent. Twice he went to the hospital, complaining of chest pains and a fever; his trouble was diagnosed as food poisoning, and he was given a battery of tests. He managed to drag himself to the last dress rehearsal, but colleagues were concerned: Larson, who rode his bicycle even on the coldest winter days, came in a taxi. "You could see he was trying to conserve his strength," says director Michael Greif. The next morning, when Greif arrived at a production meeting, he got the shocking news. Larson, 35, had been found dead in his apartment—the victim, it was...

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