1960 - Jonathan Larson born on the 4th of February in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County to a Jewish family.Jonathan Larson was an American composer who lived in New York City and authored musicals.
1989 - He got together with Aronson to swap ideas. Larson came up with the title and suggested moving the setting from the Upper West Side to Downtown, where Larson himself lived.
1991 - He asked Billy if he could use the original concept they collaborated on and make Rent his own.
1993 - Rent started as a staged reading at the New York Theatre Workshop, followed by a studio production that played a three-week run a year later.
1996 - Died unexpectedly of an aortic dissection, believed to have been caused by Marfan syndrome, in the early morning on the 25th of January. It was ten days before his 36th birthday, only hours after the final dress rehearsal of Rent and the day of its off-Broadway opening at the New York Theatre Workshop, near the intersection of Second Avenue and East 4th Street.
2003 - His work was given to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in December. The Jonathan Larson Collection is a new addition to its major holdings in the area of musical theater. The collection documents Larson’s surprisingly prolific output, including numerous musicals, revues, cabarets, pop songs, dance and video projects both produced and unproduced.
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