Rent Airs Live on Fox January 27

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Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Valentina, and more star in the live broadcast, which will also feature members of the Tony-winning musical's original Broadway cast.
The cast of <i>Rent: Live</i>
The cast of Rent: Live Pamela Littky/FOX

Rent makes its way to the small screen as Fox presents its live broadcast of the Jonathan Larson musical January 27. The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is the third show the network has put on, following Grease and A Christmas Story.

To flip through our exclusive online Rent on FOX Playbill, click here.

Michael Greif, Rent's original director, returns to helm the TV version with live television director Alex Rudzinski. The producing team includes Marc Platt and Julia and Al Larson, sister and father to the late Jonathan. Bernard Telsey, who cast the original production, also returned to assemble the company for the new small-screen adaptation.

Watch: SONYA TAYEH ON WHAT INSPIRED THE CHOREOGRAPHY FOR RENT ON FOX

Leading the cast as the core group of bohemians and company are Jordan Fisher as Mark, Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen, Brennin Hunt as Roger, Tinashe as Mimi, Valentina as Angel, Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins, Kiersey Clemons as Joanne, and Mario as Benny.

Read: WHAT VIEWERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CAST OF FOX'S UPCOMING RENT

Members of the original cast—Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Taye Diggs, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fredi Walker, and Jesse L. Martin—are also set to make a special appearance during the broadcast.

<i>Rent: Live</i> with the original Broadway cast and Jonathan Larson family
Rent: Live with the original Broadway cast and Jonathan Larson family

Rounding out the ensemble are Keala Settle, who will sing the solo in "Seasons of Love," as well as Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine Marcos, Alton Fitzgerald White, Bryce Ryness, Emerson Collins, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Debra Cardona, Darius Crenshaw, Khori Petinaud, Mia DeWeese, Benjamin Rivera, Robert Roldan, Morgan Marcell, Fred Odgaard, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Hannahlei Cabanilla, Jessica Lee Keller, Lenin Fernandez Jr., Nick Lanzisera, Sasha Dominique Mallory, and Ty Wells.

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