Producers said that the musical phenomenon, one of the longest-running shows on Broadway, will end on June 1. (nytimes.com) "Rent," an East Village rock version of Puccinis opera La Bohème, opened Off Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop in 1996. On the night of the final dress rehearsal, Jonathan Larson, far left, the 35-year-old composer and librettist, died of an aortic aneurysm. Michael Greif, right, directed the show. Original cast members included, from left, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Mimi, Anthony Rapp as Mark and Adam Pascal as Roger.