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RENT: Fox Sets Cast for the Live Production

October 29, 2018 by  


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Fox has set its cast for the live production of RENT. (The musical will air Sunday, January 27, 2019.)

The musical, which debuted in 1996, is a re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème.” RENT follows a group of dreamers who are trying to fulfill their dreams in the midst of social and relationship challenges.

In addition to the show’s Broadway and touring run, a feature film was released in 2005 with much of the original cast, including Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, and Anthony Rapp.

Here’s a list of the key roles:

  • Kiersey Clemons as JOANNE JEFFERSON, Maureen’s girlfriend and an Ivy League-educated lawyer.
  • Brandon Victor Dixon as TOM COLLINS, the computer scientist who returns to New York after being expelled from MIT. 
  • Jordan Fisher as MARK COHEN, an aspiring filmmaker, who serves as the show’s narrator, while filming the lives of his friends.
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen Johnson, the outgoing performance artist who’s not afraid to take on the establishment.
  • Brennin Hunt as ROGER DAVIS, a struggling musician and Mark’s roommate and best friend.
  • Mario as BeNJAMIN COFFIN III, Mark and Roger’s former roommate-turned-landlord, who is after their rent.
  • Tinashe as MIMI MARQUEZ, the dancer who struggles with addiction.
  • Valentina as ANGEL DUMONT SCHUNARD, a young drag queen and street percussionist who embraces life and lives it to its fullest.

Additionally, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’s Keala Settle will be a part of the ensemble and sing the solo in “Seasons of Love.”

RENT, Sunday, January 27, 2019, Fox

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