Josh Grisetti and Justin Johnston Are Rent's New Mark and Roger; Emma Hunton Is Maureen

News   Josh Grisetti and Justin Johnston Are Rent's New Mark and Roger; Emma Hunton Is Maureen
 
The Off-Broadway production of Rent at New World Stages will welcome four new cast members — Emma Hunton, Aaron Lavigne, Justin Johnston and Josh Grisetti — in the coming weeks, producers announced on Jan. 3, via Facebook.

Josh Grisetti
Josh Grisetti

Lavigne will be the next Mr. Grey & Others, beginning Jan. 7; Hunton (Spring Awakening, Next to Normal) will be Maureen (succeeding Annaleigh Ashford) beginning Jan. 13; Johnston (a former Angel in the show's Broadway run) will play Roger, succeeding Matt Shingledecker (starting Jan. 20); and Grisetti (acclaimed for Off-Broadway's Enter Laughing) will succeed Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal, Peter and the Starcatcher), also starting Jan. 20.

Rent, by composer-lyricist-librettist Jonathan Larson, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Following a long Broadway run, its producers mounted the current production Off-Broadway. It includes physical and directorial reconsiderations by its original director Michael Greif.

For more information, visit siteforrent.com.

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