Here's the latest ticket and casting information (as of Mar. 10) on the various Rents across the globe:
Broadway: At the Nederlander Theatre, (212) 307-4100. The current Broadway cast features Norbert Leo Butz (Roger), Jim Poulos (Mark), Gwen Stewart (Joanne), Wilson Cruz (Angel), Michael McElroy (Collins), Jacques Smith (Benny), Kristen Lee Kelly (Maureen) and Marcy Harriell (Mimi). Opened April 29, 1996.
There are currently two American touring companies of Rent, the "Angel" and "Benny" companies, and a Canadian company which opened Dec. 7, 1997. Here, as of Mar. 30, are the tentative dates for the three tours:
This company began in Boston and just finished in Washington DC. The current cast includes Simone [sic] (Mimi), Shaun Earl (Angel), Christian Anderson (Mark), Manley Pope (Roger) and Amy Spanger (Maureen).
Chicago's Shubert Theatre: Nov. 5-April 5
Detroit's Fisher Theatre: April 8-June 14
Cleveland's Palace Theatre: June 16-28
Philadelphia's Merriam Theatre: June 30-TBA
Other cities on the horizon include Baltimore, St. Paul, Salt Lake City and Denver. Following those dates, the show will either return to these cities or head to San Francisco, CA. Benny Company
This company features Kirk McDonald (Mark), Andy Senor (Angel), Julia Santana (Mimi), Christan Mena (Roger), Leigh Hetherington (Maureen).
Houston: March 3-March 15
St. Louis, MO: March 17-March 22
Cincinnati: March 24-April 5
Tampa: April 7-April 19
Miami: April 21-May 3
Atlanta: May 5-May Hartford, CT: May 12-May 24
Pittsburgh: May 26-June 7
Providence, RI: June 9-14
Buffalo, NY: June 16-21
Rochester, NY: June 23-28
Columbus, OH: June 30-July 12. For information call (614) 224 7654.
Louisville, KY: July 14-July 26
Kansas City, MO: July 28-Aug. 2
Costa Mesa, CA: Aug. 4-Aug. 16
Portland, OR: Aug. 18-Aug. 30
Seattle: Sept. 1-TBA
Other cities may include Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Nashville, Dayton, Milwaukee, East Lansing, San Antonio, Austin, New Orleans and Indianapolis.
Luther Creek (Roger), Jenifer [sic] Aubry (Maureen), Chad Richardson (Mark), Damian Perkins (Benny) and Jai Rodrigez (Angel). Canadian pop star Saskia Garel joins the cast as Mimi (replacing Krysten Cummings) March 11. Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto: Nov. 25-July 26 (extended from May 10). For tickets (416) 872-1212.
Ottawa, National Arts Center: Aug. (national tour begins)
Vancouver, Vogue Theatre: Sept.
Rehearsals begin Sept. 14 for previews starting Oct. 20. The show opens at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, November 4.
-- By David Lefkowitz