The live television adaptation of Rent has set a premiere date on Fox. The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical from the late Jonathan Larson will air on January 27, 2019, at 7 PM (with a West Coast taped delay).
As previously reported, Marc Platt (Grease: Live, La La Land, Wicked) returns to the network to executive produce alongside Adam Siegel, Julie Larson (sister of the late composer), and her father Al, as well as Vince Totino, Scott Hemming, and Marla Levin of Revolution Studios.
Rent is the second live musical on tap for Fox; the network's live presentation of A Christmas Story, featuring a score by La La Land Oscar winners and Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, will air December 17. The cast includes Maya Rudolph and Matthew Broderick.
The 1996 rock musical, loosely inspired by Puccini's La Bohème, launched the careers of several stage and screen favorites, including (the recently married) Idina Menzel, plus Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs, Jesse L. Martin, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.
Additional information, including casting, will be revealed at a later date. Until then, see who readers had in mind to play Larson’s band of bohemians in the gallery below.