TIL that Jonathan Larson, the creator of rock musical RENT, never got to see the show performed. He died of an aortic dissection the night before the off-Broadway premiere by whatilearned July 19, 2021, 8:19 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_(musical) What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote aorticcreatordieddissectionjonathanLarsonmusicalnightoffBroadwayperformedpremiererentrockshowTILToday I learned See more Previous article New legend revealed Next article My son is apparently done with today at daycare. 5 Comments Leave a Reply Lucky Log in to Reply I hate this musical so much. A bunch of dipshit artists with aids are mad one of their friends pulled himself up out of the gutter and bought the building they live in, and *gasp* wants to charge them rent. Log in to Reply Rent is swell when you’re a kid. Rent as an adult is annoying as fuck. The musical is simple. It came along at the right time with the right circumstances. If it came out today, It would be lost off, off, off Broadway. Log in to Reply Really? This was the only Broadway play in the history of the world without a dress rehearsal? Wow, weird. Log in to Reply [my favorite song from RENT](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5yC7HwPh6Es) Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.