All the Drama: 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winner “Rent” by Jonathan Larson

All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: “Rent”
1996 Pulitzer winner “Rent,” by Jonathan Larson

Rent Wikipedia page

Jonathan Larson Wikipedia page

Richard Kornberg, publicist

“A Composer’s Death Echoes in His Musical” by Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

“The Seven-Year Odyssey That Led to ‘Rent’” by Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

ORIGINAL REVIEW: “Enter Singing: Young, Hopeful And Taking On The Big Time” by Ben Brantley, The New York Times

BROADWAY REVIEW: “Rent” by Jeremy Gerard, Variety

“’J. P. Morgan’ and Some Heavy Site-Specificity” by Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Jonathan Larson Talks About His Writing Process and Making ‘Rent’. American Theatre Magazine

“Jonathan Larson’s Life” by Steve Cohen, The Culture Critic

Larson’s New York Times obit

“Without You: A Memoir Of Love, Loss and the Musical Rent” By Anthony Rapp

“No Rest for the Parents of the Parent of ‘Rent’” New York Times

Jonathan Larson Foundation

Waiting with Jonathan Larson, excerpts from the Jonathan Larson papers at the Library of Congress

“The Story of How RENT Came to Be” by Jeffrey Kane, Broadway World

“Rent: The Oral History” By Rebecca Milzoff, Vulture

“The Rerun of Rent” by Scott Brown, Vulture

“Why Rent feels so outdated 20 years after its debut” by Caroline Framke, Vox

“No Day But Today” documentary on YouTube

Rent Broadway Fandom page

“tick, tick…Boom” on Netflix

Autopsy report:

Father’s death

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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