“Rent” to come to BU

“Rent” to come to BU

For Immediate Release

Date: January 31, 2006  


BLOOMSBURG— The official touring company of the Broadway hit “Rent” will perform as part of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s 2005-06 Celebrity Artist Series on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. This show is sponsored by BU’s Community Government Association.

“Rent,” a modern version of the opera “La Boheme,” and tells the story of a group of young Bohemians struggling to live, fight AIDS and pay rent in the harsh background of New York’s East Village. In 1996, its first year on the New York stage, “Rent” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Tonys and six Drama Desk Awards. It is now celebrating its 10th anniversary on Broadway.

This show contains mature themes and strong language and is not suitable for young children. Tickets for this performance can be purchased for $25. For program details or tickets, call the box office at (570)389-4409 or check www.bloomu.edu/tickets.


Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.