Rent makes its way to the small screen as Fox presents its live broadcast of the Jonathan Larson musical January 27. The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is the third show the network has put on, following Grease and A Christmas Story.
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Michael Greif, Rent's original director, returns to helm the TV version with live television director Alex Rudzinski. The producing team includes Marc Platt and Julia and Al Larson, sister and father to the late Jonathan. Bernard Telsey, who cast the original production, also returned to assemble the company for the new small-screen adaptation.
Leading the cast as the core group of bohemians and company are Jordan Fisher as Mark, Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen, Brennin Hunt as Roger, Tinashe as Mimi, Valentina as Angel, Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins, Kiersey Clemons as Joanne, and Mario as Benny.
Members of the original cast—Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Taye Diggs, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fredi Walker, and Jesse L. Martin—are also set to make a special appearance during the broadcast.
Rounding out the ensemble are Keala Settle, who will sing the solo in "Seasons of Love," as well as Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine Marcos, Alton Fitzgerald White, Bryce Ryness, Emerson Collins, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Debra Cardona, Darius Crenshaw, Khori Petinaud, Mia DeWeese, Benjamin Rivera, Robert Roldan, Morgan Marcell, Fred Odgaard, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Hannahlei Cabanilla, Jessica Lee Keller, Lenin Fernandez Jr., Nick Lanzisera, Sasha Dominique Mallory, and Ty Wells.