A spokesperson for the Tony-winning musical confirmed that Davis will return to the Rent ensemble June 1. Davis, who will again be the featured soloist in the second-act opener "Seasons of Love," made her Rent and Broadway debut in May 2003. Lachey will make his Broadway bow in the La Bohème-inspired musical Sept. 10. He is scheduled to play the role of Mark, originated on Broadway by Anthony Rapp, through early March.
After Frenchie Davis made it to the finals of the second season of "American Idol," the singer was dropped from the show, but she quickly rebounded, making her Broadway debut in Rent. She also recently portrayed Effie in a limited tour of Dreamgirls. Drew Lachey was a member of the pop group 98º. Their recordings include "98º and Rising," "This Christmas" and "Revelation."
Jonathan Larson's Rent plays the Nederlander Theatre, located in Manhattan at 208 West 41st Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.