PHOTO CALL: Meet the Cast of Off-Broadway's Rent

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Rent, Jonathan Larson's 1996 rock musical about a group of friends, lovers and artists seeking to express themselves in the age of AIDS, returned to New York City July 14.

Director Michael Greif's cast at Off-Broadway's New World Stages (where it officially opens Aug. 11) includes Adam Chanler-Berat, late of Next to Normal and Peter and the Starcatcher, as documentary filmmaker Mark Cohen; Wicked alumna Annaleigh Ashford (Maureen Johnson); Margot Bingham (Alexi Darling, Roger's Mom, and others); Nicholas Christopher (Tom Collins); Arianda Fernandez (Mimi Marquez); Marcus Paul James (Mr. Jefferson, Paul, and others); Tamika Sonja Lawrence (Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags); Corbin Reid (Joanne Jefferson); Michael Rodriguez (Angel Schunard); Matt Shingledecker (Roger Davis); Ephraim Sykes (Benjamin Coffin III); Ben Thompson (Christmas caroler, Mr. Grey, The Man, and others); Michael Wartella (Steve, Gordon, Waiter, and others); and Morgan Weed (Mark's Mom and others). Also in the company are Sean Michael Murray, Xavier Cano and Genny Padilla.

The company greeted the press with a special Aug. 1 photo op:

Greif's creative team includes choreographer Larry Keigwin; music supervisor Tim Weil; set designer Mark Wendland; costume designer Angela Wendt; lighting designer Kevin Adams; sound designer Brian Ronan; and projection designer by Peter Nigrini. New World Stages is at 340 W. 50th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

Rent performs Mondays and Wednesday through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7:30 PM, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

Preview prices are $65-$85; prices after Aug. 12 are $69.50-$89.50.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting or; by phoning 212-239-6200 or 1-800-432-7250; or by going to the New World Stages box office.

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