Set in the East Village of NYC, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent is based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme. The musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Maureen, Joanne, Mark, Benny, Tom and Angel. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.