Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Watch GMA for more RENT!

Check it out, some exciting stuff here - including info on who will be coming to Tampa with the show!

From a tour release sent to us:
CAST OF RENT TO PERFORM LIVE ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 IN BRYANT PARK

WITH A SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS ADAM PASCAL AND ANTHONY RAPP

BROADWAY’S RENT TO CLOSE SEPTEMBER 7

PASCAL AND RAPP BEGIN NATIONAL TOUR OF SHOW

IN CLEVELAND, OHIO JANUARY 6, 2009

The cast of the landmark Broadway musical RENT will perform as part of the “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series on Friday, August 1. The concert will air nationwide on ABC in the half hour beginning at 8:30 am.

The concert will include a special performance by original cast members Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp who are not currently in the Broadway company, but who will be starting a national tour of the show in Cleveland, Ohio on January 6, 2009.

The cast of RENT includes Tracie Thoms who starred as Joanne in the movie of RENT and has come to the Broadway company in the same role as well as Will Chase as Roger, Renee Goldsberry as Mimi, Eden Espinosa as Maureen, Michael McElroy as Collins, Adam Kantor as Mark, Justin Johnston as Angel, Rodney Hicks as Benny with Shaun Earl, Andrea Goss, Marcus Paul James, Telly Leung, Tracy McDowell, Jay Wilkison, and Gwen Stewart (“Seasons of Love” soloist). Rodney Hicks and Gwen Stewart were both in the original company of RENT and have rejoined the cast to close the show.

RENT, written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, on April 29, 1996 following a history making, sold out, extended limited engagement at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop. The musical went on to win every major best musical award, including the Tony Award, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama. RENT is the seventh longest running show in Broadway history. RENT is scheduled to close on Sunday, September 7.

Visit www.siteforrent.com for more information.

1 comment:

reneefan said...

It is so nice to see Renee again! I miss her on daytime but was happy to catch one of her new plays!