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Broadway Musical ‘Rent’ Opens in Cuba

Courtesy of Carlos Gonzalez
Miami Herald

Broadway returned to Havana on Wednesday night for the first time in a half-century with a three-hour, invitation-only opening of the Tony Award winning musical Rent.

It was a natural to do on nochebuena, said the director, Miami native Andy Señor Jr., because the 1996 Tony winner about struggling artists in New York City mostly takes place on Christmas Eve.

Famed Broadway producer Robert Nederlander Jr. undertook the cross-Florida Straits collaboration between a Broadway creative team led by Señor and home-grown Cuban talent that, in two months, transformed 15 Cuban actors, ages 19 to 28, into a Broadway-style cast.

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