I'm very late to the party, but finally saw "Rent" (at New World Stages, in the same exact theater that housed "Toxic Avenger") Sunday night. The play itself was OK, but I really loved the score. Had only previously heard "Seasons of Love." I went home and stayed up until dawn listening to the soundtrack 3 times in a row (on Rhapsody - twice from the Broadway show, once from the movie; prefer the show). I'm listening to it again now. Want to get the piano book, but need to compare the show and movie versions and check out the arrangements.
As with "Toxic Avenger," I'll surely see "Rent" again, now that I'm familiar with the music.