By Kenneth Jones
20 Jan 2012
Johnston (a former Angel in the show's Broadway run) succeeds Matt Shingledecker; Grisetti (acclaimed for Off-Broadway's Enter Laughing) succeeds Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal, Peter and the Starcatcher). Naylor has appeared in Broadway's Hairspray, Chicago's Jersey Boys and the first national tour of Rock of Ages.
Emma Hunton recently joined the cast in the role of Maureen (Jan. 13) and Aaron LaVigne joined (Jan. 7).
Rounding out the cast of Rent are Margot Bingham (Alexi Darling, Roger's Mom), Brandon Victor Dixon (Collins), Arianda Fernandez (Mimi), Marcus Paul James (Mr. Jefferson, Paul), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags), Corbin Reid (Joanne), MJ Rodriguez (Angel), Michael Wartella (Steve, Gordon, Waiter), and Morgan Weed (Mark's Mom). Also in the company are Sean Michael Murray, Xavier Cano, and Genny Padilla.
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