Pascal was a Tony Award nominee for playing the musician-songwriter who has muse issues. Both he and Rapp re-created their roles for the film version of the 1996 musical by late composer-lyricist-librettist Jonathan Larson.
Rapp plays young filmmaker Mark Cohen in the East Village-set show inspired by Puccini's La Boheme. The actors will be with the show for six weeks.
"American Idol" veteran Tamyra Gray is Roger's Mimi.
At left (from top): Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal; Tamyra Gray; Shaun Earl and Kelly Karbacz; Gwen Stewart, Jesse L. Martin and Anthony Rapp; Nicolette Hart and Maia Nkenge Wilson; and Alexa Vega.
Below: The cast of Rent take their bows.
photos by Aubrey Reuben