"RENT": Its final bow on Broadway last fall was highly emotional and much talked about. After all, this superstar of a musical ran for over a decade, which is no small feat, given that many Broadway shows don't hit triple digits as far as number of performances go. Jonathan Larson's Tony-garnering wonder made it to -- wait for it -- 5124 performances. Much of that success has to do with the love the original cast engendered (yes, love; fans would show up multiple times, dozens even), and that two of those original members, Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, are in the touring production now at Pantages is exciting; original soloist Gwen Stewart is also part of the cast. If you've never seen the show, this is the week to do it. If you have, you'll know it is a moving experience, and the music stays with you. Five thousand twenty five six hundred minutes... At Pantages Theatre through Sunday, March 8. 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood. 323-468-1770
ALSO ON TUESDAY, MARCH 3: Indie comedy gets the spotlight (and several big-name indie comics like Maria Bamford are scheduled to perform) at Skylight Books. And Dweezil Zappa plays the tuneage of father Frank in Anaheim. Righteous.