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About the Show

An opera based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger; the basis for Rent.

Story: The artist Marcello, poet Rodolfo, philosopher Colline and musician Schaunard are all living the bohemian life and struggling to pay rent to Benoît, their landlord. Mimì knocks on Rodolfo's door and Musetta throws herself back into Marcellos arms and the two pairs live in bliss, but only for a short time.

Based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Lyricist and Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Gallo Opera House
Opening Night: Nov 7, 1927

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Center Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 30, 1944
Original Cast: Sidor Belarsky, Hamilton Benz, Mario Berini, Natalie Bodanya, John DeSurra, Irma Gonzalez, Ralph Leonard, Eduardo Rael, Emile Renan
Director: José Ruben
Producer: Fortune Gallo
Scenic Design: H.A. Condell

Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: Nov 10, 1944
Total Performances: 4
Original Cast: Mario Berini, Natalie Bodanya, Paul Dennis, John DeSurra, Carleton Gault, Irma Gonzalez, William Horne, Dorothy Kirsten, Marguerite Piazza, Edward Rael, Emile Renan, Ralph Telasko
Director: José Ruben

Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: Sep 29, 1945
Total Performances: 7
Original Cast: Natalie Bodanya, Pvt. Eugene Conley, John DeSurra, Daniel Duno, Lillian Fawcette, Giulio Gari, Carlton Gauld, Helen George, Irma Gonzalez, Gean Greenwell, George Lipton, Lucille Manners, Enzo Mascherini, Arthur Newman, Hubert Norville, James Pease, Nadine Ray, Emile Renan, Alice Ribeiro, Nathaniel Sprinzena
Director: Sally Stanfield
Scenic Design: H.A. Condell

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Center Theatre
Opening Night: May 5, 1946
Total Performances: 2
Original Cast: Stephan Ballarini, Mina Cravi, Bernice Fontayne, John Gurney, Lloyd Harris, Adrien La Chance, Mario Palermo, Biruta Ramoska, Sydney Rayner, Mario Valle
Producer: Fortune Gallo

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Center Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 27, 1947
Total Performances: 2
Original Cast: Stephan Ballarini, Fausto Bozza, Mina Cravi, Adrien La Chance, Carlo Morelli, Mr. Scattolini, Celia Venditti, William Wilderman
Director: Mario Valle
Choreographer: Lydia Arlova and Lucien Prideaux
Producer: Fortune Gallo
Musical Director: Anton Coppola and Victor Trucco

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Center Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 14, 1948
Producer: Fortune Gallo

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Broadway Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 8, 2002
Total Performances: 228
Original Cast: Alfred Boe, Eugene Brancoveanu, Jessica Comeau, Ben Davis, Jesus Garcia, Lisa Hopkins, Wei Huang, David Miller, Daniel Okulitch, Ekaterina Solovyeva, Daniel C. Webb, Chloe Wright, William Youmans
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Producer: Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Emanuel Azenberg, Bazmark Live, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Korea Pictures, Doyun Seol, Jeffrey Sine, Ira Pittelman, Scott Nederlander and Fox Searchlight Pictures
Musical Director: Constantine Kitsopoulos
Orchestrations: Nicholas Kitsopoulos
Scenic and Costume Design: Catherine Martin
Lighting Design: Nigel Levings
Sound Design: Acme Sound Partners

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