It has been announced today that the life and career of legendary Broadway composer Jonathan Larson will be celebrated in a special one-off concert on Monday the 25th January 2016, when Seasons of Larson arrives at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue for one night only.
Back on the 25th January 1996, the day of the first preview for the off-Broadway production of RENT, its composer Jonathan Larson died unexpectedly at the age of 35. This sadly meant that he didn’t get to see for himself the major impact that his work had on musical theatre.
Twenty years on, Seasons of Larson will explore how the composer became a new voice for a younger generation on stage and is a chance to celebrate his musical legacy that is still celebrated today.
Larson is best known for his hit musical RENT for which he posthumously received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical. The show played on Broadway for 12 years, which makes it the 12th longest running show in Broadway history and has productions produced all over the world. Some of his earlier works include: Superbia and tick, tick… BOOM!.
This special concert will bring together a number of special West End performers, who will be announced in due course. It will be directed by Hannah Chissick and produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.
Seasons of Larson: The Life and Times of Jonathan Larson will take place on Monday the 25th January 2016. To book tickets visit: http://www.nimaxtheatres.com/lyric-theatre/seasons_of_larson .