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As 'Rent' closes in New York, fans mourn
As 'Rent' closes in New York, fans mourn

NEW YORK -- 5,140 performances. After 12 years, "Rent" is closing in New York. And depending on whom you talk to, it's either the end of a colorful era on Broadway, or the End of Days. Jonathan Larson's rock- fueled fable of AIDS-ravaged friends in New York's East Village will be the seventh longest-running musical in history when it closes Sunday. The edgy, provocative show changed the future of American musical theater, and was a box office bonanza, grossing $280 million at home and $630 million worldwide. "Everything comes to an end, especially on Broadway, but 'Rent's' message of tolerance and love goes on," said Allan Gordon, one of...

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