THE SCREENING ROOM: Rent's Surprise Tribute to Regis Philbin (Video)

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The cast of the Off-Broadway revival of Rent made a surprise appearance on the Nov. 18 broadcast of "LIVE! With Regis and Kelly" to pay tribute to Regis Philbin, who is departing the talk show after 28 seasons.

Rent's cast took the stage at "LIVE!" to perform the show's classic second-act opener, "Seasons of Love." Instead of measuring love, the cast measured Philbin's career—995,600 minutes.

The cast of Rent, directed by original Tony-nominated director Michael Greif, includes Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal, Peter and the Starcatcher) as documentary filmmaker Mark Cohen; Annaleigh Ashford (Wicked) as Maureen Johnson; Margot Bingham as Alexi Darling, Roger's Mom, and others; Nicholas Christopher as Tom Collins; Arianda Fernandez as Mimi Marquez; Marcus Paul James as Mr. Jefferson, Paul, and others; Tamika Sonja Lawrence as Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags; Corbin Reid as Joanne Jefferson; Michael Rodriguez as Angel Schunard; Matt Shingledecker as Roger Davis; Ephraim Sykes as Benjamin Coffin III; Ben Thompson as Christmas caroler, Mr. Grey, The Man, and others; Michael Wartella as Steve, Gordon, Waiter, and others; and Morgan Weed as Mark's Mom and others. Also in the company are Sean Michael Murray, Xavier Cano and Genny Lis Padilla.

The Off-Broadway production officially opened Aug. 11 at New World Stages.

To watch Rent's tribute to Philbin, look below:

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