No day but today!
Today’s the day, Rentheads! In addition to finally getting to see Rent Live!, Fox has also given us the best Rent themed gift of all, the original stars will make an appearance!
The original 1996 slate of stars includes Tony winner Idina Menzel who played Maureen Johnson, Tony nominee Adam Pascal as Roger Davis, Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega as Mimi Marquez, Anthony Rapp as Mark Cohen, Jesse L. Martin as Tom Collins, Fredi Walker as Joanne Jefferson, Taye Diggs as Benny and Tony winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Angel.
Fox issued the following statement: We can confirm that the original Broadway cast of Rent will appear during tonight’s live telecast airing 8:00-11:00 PM ET/PT on Fox.”
Rent is a modern take on the classic Puccini opera, La Bohème, it follows seven artists who struggle to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil, taking place in the middle of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The live cast includes Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen, Brennin Hunt as Roger, Tinashe as Mimi, Jordan Fisher as Mark, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon as Collins, Kiersey Clemons as Joanne, Mario as Benny and Valentina as Angel, with Tony nominee Keala Settle as the “Seasons of Love” soloist.
Rent Live! airs tonight at 8 pm on Fox!