"Good Morning America" Welcomes Rent Cast Aug. 1

News   "Good Morning America" Welcomes Rent Cast Aug. 1 The current cast of Broadway's Rent, which plays its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre Sept. 7, is scheduled to perform on the Aug. 1 broadcast of "Good Morning America."
Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal in Rent.
Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal in Rent. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Original Renters Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp will join the cast for the performance, which is part of GMA's Summer Concert Series. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be presented between 8 and 9 AM ET in Bryant Park, 41st Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan.

The cast of Rent currently includes Tracie Thoms as Joanne, Will Chase as Roger, Renee Goldsberry as Mimi, Eden Espinosa as Maureen, Michael McElroy as Collins, Adam Kantor as Mark, Justin Johnston as Angel and Rodney Hicks as Benny with Shaun Earl, Andrea Goss, Marcus Paul James, Telly Leung, Tracy McDowell, Jay Wilkison, and Gwen Stewart. Hicks and Stewart were both in the original company of Rent and have rejoined the cast to close the show.

Suggested arrival time for the concert is 7 AM or earlier, but it is not recommended to arrive before 5 AM.

"Good Morning America" airs on ABC-TV from 7-9 AM ET; check local listings.

Rent, the East Village-set rock musical about artists and lovers struggling to be heard and connect, plays the Nederlander Theatre. The late Jonathan Larson wrote its book, music and lyrics.

Visit www.siteforrent.com for more information.

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As previously announced, a new tour of Rent — starring original cast members Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal — will kick off in January 2009 in Cleveland, OH.