Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see Rent at the Lower Ossington Theatre. For $60, you get two general-admission tickets for premium seating in rows A and B to any of 22 performances between May 24 and June 16 (a $120 value). Premium seating will be assigned at the front of the house when patrons call to reserve their seats.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the rock opera Rent features irresistible tunes belted by loveably flawed characters, a combination that spawned a feature film and allowed the show to thrive on Broadway for 12 years. In Manhattan's Lower East Side circa 1980, the show opens on a group of starving musicians, filmmakers, and creatives as they struggle against their former friend and current landlord for the right to live rent-free. Interspersed with scenes that focus on young love, LGBT issues, and financial stability versus artistic integrity, pairs sing duets such as "Tango: Maureen" and full ensemble pieces such as the act two-opener "Seasons of Love." Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's script replaces the plight of tuberculosis with AIDS and addiction, adding urgency to his characters' quest to make a significant and meaningful mark on the world.