Johnathan Larson

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Birthday
4, 1960
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1960
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 25, 1996 (35)

About

Creator of the Broadway sensation Rent, and other works exploring serious issues of HIV, discrimination, and sexual orientation.

Before Fame

He attended Adelphi University on Long Island, where he met his idol and future mentor, Stephen Sondheim, and then began staging Off Broadway productions.

Trivia

While he had moderate success with the play Tick, Tick...BOOM!, he was felled by an aneurysm just one night before the premiere of his masterpiece Rent.

Family Life

He grew up in White Plains, New York, his parents exposing him to music and performing arts from a young age.

Associated With

His production of Rent became the breakout vehicle for actors like Taye Diggs and Adam Pascal.

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