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By Design: Jason Sherwood’s Sets For Rent: Live

Translating a Broadway musical for television is not always easy, especially a musical as groundbreaking as Rent in 1996 when it moved to the Nederlander Theatre from Off-Broadway. But directors Michael Grief and Alex Rudzinski and the designers of Rent: Live, broadcast on Sunday, January 27 on Fox, captured the essence of the musical and the gritty, industrial feel of New York City’s Lower East Side in the 90s and the AIDS era.

Click through the slideshow to learn about the sets from production designer Jason Sherwood, and watch his interview with Playbill below.

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