Rent's Espinosa, Goldsberry, Owens and More Will Ring NYSE Opening Bell

News   Rent's Espinosa, Goldsberry, Owens and More Will Ring NYSE Opening Bell Producers and cast members from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent will be on hand Aug. 14 to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Rent producers Allan S. Gordon and Élan V. McAllister and current cast members Eden Espinosa, Renee Goldsberry, Andrea Goss, Trisha Jeffrey, Owen Johnston, Tracy McDowell, Destan Owens and Gwen Stewart will ring the bell at 9:30 AM ET. A live webcast of the opening bell (beginning at 9:29 AM) and of the closing bell (beginning at 3:59 PM) will be available on the homepage of nyse.com.

Jonathan Larson's Rent, which also won the Tony Award for Best Musical, will play its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre Sept. 7.

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.

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.

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