7. Rent


Rent was another groundbreaking musical created by Jonathan Larson. The musical is based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme and is set in Alphabet City during the AIDS epidemic. The Pulitzer and Tony Awards winning play was adapted into a movie in 2005. Though set in New York City, only a few exterior shots were filmed in New York City including at Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar, 108 East 7th Street (which also appears as a prominent film location in Jessica Jones).