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  • A new production of Rent opened in Havana, Cuba, on Christmas Eve. The Broadway musical is the first to open in Cuba in decades.
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  • The cast is made up of 15 Cuban actors seen here rehearsing for the opening.
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  • The story is loosely based on the opera La Boheme and follows a group of artists struggling to succeed in New York’s East Village.
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  • The team is being led by Andy Señor, Jr, who first stared as “Angel” in Rent on Broadway.
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  • Cast members prepare for show time by getting their hair and make-up done.
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  • A blonde wig is seen backstage at the theater.
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  • Gisela Gonzalez, president of the Cuban National Council of Performing Arts, said the production was a major step for Cuba. “This collaboration in the field of theater will bring us together and we hope that we are going to come up with an authentic and high quality product that leads us into future joint projects,” she said in a statement.
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  • An actress rehearses on set before the Christmas Eve debut.
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  • Cast members practice musical numbers before the musical opening.
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  • The production was put on by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment.
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  • An actress rehearses a song before the opening.
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  • An actor gets into costume before the opening of the musical.
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  • Robert Nederlander Jr. said the foundation was honored to bring Broadway to Cuba. "It has been a great pleasure to work with the Cuban National Council of Performing Arts and their extremely talented artists, musicians and technicians in Havana," he said.
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  • The Broadway musical, Rent, opened on Christmas Eve at the Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center in Havana, Cuba.
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