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Theatergoer Walked Out of 'Rent' Because the 'Show Was About Gays'

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Rent, the Broadway musical that adapts Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme by setting it in the middle of the HIV/AIDS crisis, has won three Tony awards—including Best Musical, four Drama Desk awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.It's been adapted into a major Hollywood film and made Taye Diggs, Anthony Rapp and Idina Menzel major stars.

It only closed after 12 years on Broadway, making it the 11th-longest running show of all time.Despite all its acclaim, a Leeds theatergoer was apparently unaware of the content of the play.

On Saturday, during a matinee performance at The Carriagework Theatre put on by the Bite My Thumb theater company, an audience member left, according to Bite My Thumb.The audience member left = during the performance of "Today 4 U, Tomorrow 4 Me," sung by the drag queen character Angel.

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