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Brooklyn’s Gallery Players reinvent ‘RENT’

April 9, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Having successfully conquered a colorful year of programming that has received both critical and popular praise, The Gallery Players will bring their 47th Mainstage Season to a close with one of the most popular musicals to date – “RENT.”

As Gallery has developed a reputation for reimagining these iconic pieces, President Mark Harborth promises a unique experience for audiences already familiar with the show. “You won’t see a striped winter scarf in this production (or a sexy Santa suit for that matter) but you will hear every note of Jonathan Larson’s passionate score performed by one of the most dynamic and talented casts and orchestras Gallery has assembled.”

Dale Sampson* and Isaac Matthews will lead the cast in the infamous roles of Mark and Roger. Dwayne Washington is cast as Collins and David Cronin will play opposite him as the electric Angel. Tara Novie will take on the sexy Mimi as Kolton Bradley* plays Benny. Tunisia Renee* and Mara Jill Herman* round out the leading roles as Joanne and Maureen.

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*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.

“RENT” runs April 26 through May 18. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday (at 199 14th St. in Park Slope). Tickets are $18 for Adults, $14 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101.

The Gallery Players (TGP) has provided Brooklyn audiences with quality theatre since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, The Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Innovative Theater (IT) awards for outstanding musical for “Urinetown,” “Yank,” and “Like You Like It.” The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. The season finale is the Annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives world premier performances of works by emerging playwrights.

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