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FOX announces cast for live musical production of 'Rent'


Mon, Oct 29th 2018 02:15 pm
Airing Sunday, Jan. 27
FOX has announced the full cast for the upcoming live musical event "Rent," airing Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed).
Actress Kiersey Clemons ("Hearts Beat Loud"), Emmy nominee and Tony Award-winner Brandon Victor Dixon ("Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"), singer/songwriter Jordan Fisher ("Hamilton," 2017 winner of "Dancing with the Stars"), actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens ("Second Act," "Grease: Live"), newcomer and singer/songwriter Brennin Hunt ("Nashville"), R&B/Pop superstar Mario ("Empire"), recording artist Tinashe ("Dancing with the Stars") and performer Valentina ("RuPaul's Drag Race") are set to star in the anticipated live musical event.
Additionally, Keala Settle will perform the iconic solo from "Seasons of Love" and join the ensemble in the live musical.
The groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is a re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village. "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil.
FOX said, "Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship."

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