History Trivia / Rent

12th May '17 7:00:53 PM dsneybuf
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** Creator/{{NBC}} reportedly considered televising a live production in December 2017, until they instead decided to air ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' in that timeslot.

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** Creator/{{NBC}} reportedly considered televising a live production in December 2017, until they instead decided to air ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' in that timeslot. Creator/{{FOX}} ended up rights to ''RENT''.
9th May '17 4:51:38 PM sjh4889
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** Mimi and Roger's original actors (Daphne Rubin Vega and Adam Pascal) had a fling during the show's initial Broadway run.
8th Feb '17 12:17:12 PM NWolfman
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* NamesTheSame: The Mark Cohen in this show is in no way related to the guy who wrote "Walking In Memphis."
8th Feb '17 8:25:01 AM fearlessnikki
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** Unfortunately, after 10 years of marriage, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel divorced but still remain best friends.

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** Unfortunately, after 10 years of marriage, Taye Diggs and * StarMakingRole: Idina Menzel divorced but still remain best friends.quickly became a Broadway sensation after playing Maureen.
* ThoseTwoActors: Movie version - Tracie Thoms and Rosario Dawson also starred together in ''Film/DeathProof''.
* ThrowItIn:
** In the movie version of "The Tango Maureen" the eyebrow lift and jacket toss were added in for fun during rehearsals, and the director kept it in.
** In the movie's "Today 4 U" Tom making the 'whipped' gesture and sound effect, and Angel popping out of the frame were ad-libs the actors after the director called "cut".


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** Jennifer Hudson auditioned for the role of Joanne in the film version. ''Series/AmericanIdol'' contestant Frenchie Davis was also considered.
** There was a shot of [[spoiler: April lying dead in the bathtub]] but they couldn't decide where to put it in, and left it out of the final film.
** An early idea for the film adaptation was to have it all revealed to be a FilmWithinAFilm.
5th Feb '17 5:36:38 AM NWolfman
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** Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel met during the original production and were then married for ten years afterwards, afterwards becoming AmicableExes.

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** Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel met during the original production and were then married for ten years afterwards, years, afterwards becoming AmicableExes.
5th Feb '17 5:36:22 AM NWolfman
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jonathan Larson, the guy who wrote the libretto and plot, died on the night of the final dress rehearsal. Which provides the perfect illustration of the show's message that you never know when your life will be over, so you should do as much as you can all the time. Contrary to popular belief, he died from an undiagnosed heart condition and ''not'' AIDS.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jonathan Larson, the guy who wrote author of both the libretto book and plot, the music, died on the night of the final dress rehearsal. Which provides the perfect It's a tragically appropriate illustration of the show's message that you never know when your life will be over, so you should do as much as you can all the time. Contrary to popular belief, he died from an undiagnosed heart condition and ''not'' AIDS.



* RomanceOnTheSet: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel; Wilson Heredia and his makeup artist from the movie. In the 2007 Australian production, Anthony Callea (Mark) and Tim Campbell (Roger).

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* RomanceOnTheSet: RomanceOnTheSet
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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel; Menzel met during the original production and were then married for ten years afterwards, afterwards becoming AmicableExes.
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Wilson Heredia and his makeup artist from the movie. movie.
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In the 2007 Australian production, Anthony Callea (Mark) and Tim Campbell (Roger).(Roger), perhaps ironically.
4th Feb '17 5:05:33 PM loracarol
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* ReferencedBy: See ReferencedBy.{{Rent}}.

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* ReferencedBy: See ReferencedBy.{{Rent}}.[[ReferencedBy.{{Rent}} here]].
4th Feb '17 3:48:14 PM NWolfman
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: In a CastOfGay, the only queer actor in the original cast was Anthony Rapp as the heterosexual Marc.
* LifeImmitatesArt: Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal were actual roommates for a few years after the show.

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: In a CastOfGay, CastFullOfGay, the only queer actor in the original cast who was actually gay was Anthony Rapp as the heterosexual Marc.
* LifeImmitatesArt: Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal were actual roommates for
Marc, a few years after the show.straight man.
4th Feb '17 3:46:06 PM NWolfman
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: In a CastOfGay, the only queer actor in the original cast was Anthony Rapp as the heterosexual Marc.
* LifeImmitatesArt: Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal were actual roommates for a few years after the show.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{NBC}} reportedly considered televising a live production in December 2017, until they instead decided to air ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' in that timeslot.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen
** One pass of the script began at Angel's funeral, with Marc flashing back to HowWeGotHere.
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Creator/{{NBC}} reportedly considered televising a live production in December 2017, until they instead decided to air ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' in that timeslot.
4th Feb '17 3:37:19 PM NWolfman
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jonathan Larson, the guy who wrote the libretto and plot, died on the night of the final dress rehearsal. Which provides the perfect illustration of the show's message that you never know when your life will be over, so you should do as much as you can all the time.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Jonathan Larson, the guy who wrote the libretto and plot, died on the night of the final dress rehearsal. Which provides the perfect illustration of the show's message that you never know when your life will be over, so you should do as much as you can all the time. Contrary to popular belief, he died from an undiagnosed heart condition and ''not'' AIDS.
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