Extended due to popular demand and now at the newly renovated M&T Bank Exchange at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center – home of the Hippodrome Theatre!
Following an overwhelmingly sold-out engagement at the Baltimore Theatre Project, RENT’s success has led to an extended run due to popular demand. Now gracing the stage at the M&T Bank Exchange within the exquisite France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the renowned Hippodrome. This marks a historic moment as RENT becomes the inaugural theatrical event in this state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar venue.
We cordially invite you to be a part of history, joining us as one of the first audience members in the newly renovated space! Runs for five performances, February 16- 18, 2024. To purchase tickets, go online.
BALTIMORE, Maryland – Monday, February 5, 2024: Iron Crow Theatre announced over
the weekend an extension of their sold-out, critically acclaimed, and award-winning
production of RENT due to overwhelming popular demand. This triumphant production,
daringly re-envisioned, and having received rave reviews, is not just breaking records; it’s
making history with a historic transfer to the newly renovated M&T Bank Exchange at the
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center – home of the Hippodrome. RENT is the first
theatrical event slated for the newly renovated state-of-the-art space, marking a historic
first for the venue, and a monumental milestone for both Iron Crow Theatre and the city of
After bringing audiences to their feet night after night, RENT continues to solidify its status
as a cultural phenomenon. The acclaimed production, which has been a sensation at
Baltimore Theatre Project will now run at the new M&T Bank Exchange for 5 more
performances from February 16 – 18, 2024.
“We could not be more honored to partner with the Exchange and become the first theatre
company to perform in this gorgeous, historic space,” said Dr. Natka Bianchini, Managing
Director of Iron Crow Theatre. “At its best, live theatre is a radical act of community and a
gift to the audience. This special production deserves to be seen by the biggest audience
possible; its success is a testament to the reservoir of talent we have right here in Charm
City. This is a win for Iron Crow Theatre, but more importantly, it is a win for small
professional theatre in Baltimore.”
“This historic transfer stands as a testament to Iron Crow Theatre’s commitment to artistic
excellence,” said Artistic Director, Sean Elias. “RENT is more than just a production; it’s a
tribute to the power of passion, creativity, and the enduring tenacity of small arts
organizations here in Baltimore. We are honored to be the pioneers at the new M&T Bank
Exchange, and are so grateful for the dedication of our talented cast and crew who are the
ones making this Cinderella story come true!
Ron Legler, a member of Iron Crow Theatre’s Community Advisory Board and the President
of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the M&T Bank Exchange and
Hippodrome Theatre said, “We congratulate Iron Crow Theatre on their hit production of
RENT and are thrilled for their transfer to the Exchange!”
“This is an exciting time for the M&T Bank Exchange as we welcome our first theatrical
production. This is an important step in fulfilling our mission to support the Maryland arts
community and provide space for companies like Iron Crow Theatre to flourish right here
in Baltimore”, said Andrew Springer, Executive Director of the M&T Bank Exchange.
“We are so grateful to the people who worked so quickly and thoughtfully to make this
wonderful opportunity possible, especially our staff here at the France-Merrick Performing
Arts Center”, said Chris Mahan, Vice President. “We hope that this is the first of many
theatre events in the Exchange.”
Iron Crow Board of Directors President Jessica Lanzillotti echoed these comments, “I’m
really proud of the hard work and dedication that our company has put into this
production, on stage and off. It is fulfilling to see this work recognized by being the
inaugural production at the new M&T Bank Exchange.”
Don’t miss your chance to be part of the excitement – RENT at the new M&T Bank Exchange
is more than just a show; it’s a Baltimore cultural event that promises to leave an indelible
mark on the city’s theatrical landscape.
Featuring Nicholas Miles+ as Angel Dumott Schunard.
Carter Crosby as Roger, Natalia Fyfe as Mimi, Jeremy Allen Crawford as Mark, Terrell
Chambers as Collins, Rachel Cahoon as Maureen, Breanne Sensenig as Joanne, Anwar
Thomas as Benny, and ensemble members Landon Black, Jessica Ramon, Sam Slottow,
Tyler White, and Teddy Wright.
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Directed by Sean Elias* +. Assistant direction
and choreography by Quae Simpson* +. Musical direction by Rachel Sandler with intimacy
direction and Safer Spaces training provided by Shawna Potter+. Stage management
provided by Monique Chambers-Sledjeski with assistant stage management by Emily
Coccovizzo. Set design by Thomas Jenkeleit with technical direction by Bruce Kapplin+
and Jericho Stage, lighting design by Thomas P. Gardner+, costume design by Camille
Lerner, assistant costume design by April Forrer, and audio engineering by JJ Nichols.
Conductor/Keys 1: Catina McLagan, Guitar 1: Nick Jewett, Guitar 2/Keys 2: Jamie
Williams, Bass: Nate Royer, Drums: Jack Naden, Brett Schatz.
PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ironcrowtheatre.org/rent. All
performances take place at the M&T Bank Exchange at the France Merrick Performing Arts
Center, 401 W. Fayette St., Baltimore MD 21201
Friday, February 16
8:00 PM opening performance of RENT
Saturday, February 17
2:00 PM performance of RENT
8:00 PM performance of RENT
Sunday, February 18
1:00 PM performance of RENT
6:30 PM closing performance of RENT
INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES FOR RENT
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ironcrowtheatre.org/rent.
VIP Floor Seats: $65
Enjoy unobstructed views of the breathtaking stage, and savor a truly VIP
experience at the heart of 8 the theatrical magic.
A front-and-center, pitch-perfect experience.
Mezzanine: Standing Room: $35
Elevate your experience with our Mezzanine Standing Room tickets, placing you
above the action at a great vantage point with access to your own private bar.
A lottery ticket system will be implemented for all performances. Lottery winners receive
best available seating at $25 per ticket for that day’s performance. More information can
be found at www.ironcrowtheatre.org/rent.
Any individual with difficulty attending a production at the ticket prices set are encouraged
to reach out to the theatre directly at firstname.lastname@example.org as additional
discounts and sponsorship opportunities may be available.
Iron Crow Theatre is a proud member of the Playwrights Welcome program providing free
tickets to members of the professional dramatists union, the Dramatists Guild of America.
IRON CROW THEATRE is Baltimore’s award-winning professional queer theatre and
produces queer theatre for a queer city, celebrating the renegade and unorthodox in all os us.
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union for actors and stage managers in the United States. // + Denotes Iron Crow Theatre Resident Artist.