Since its Broadway debut in 1996, it's safe to say "Rent" has garnered widespread popularity, becoming somewhat of a cultural phenomenon. Loosely based on the opera "La Boheme," the late Jonathan Larson's Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical follows a group of impoverished young New York City artists during the HIV/AIDS crisis in 1989. And now, once again, the mega-hit is being revitalized with a live network TV production in January 2019.
'Rent: Live!' Is Coming To Network TV And The Cast Is Incredible
But not everyone is happy about it.