RENT ON FOX!
- By J. Cook
525600. This is not the number of miles on your car. This is not how much your house is worth. This is one measurement (minutes! or moments) of a year in a life. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the number was made iconic in Jonathan Larson’s rock musical RENT, which will be coming live to television screens this month on FOX.
Set your VCR… sorry, typo… I mean DVR! I must be reminiscing about the first time this musical hit the stage back in 90s (RENT is celebrating its 20th anniversary!). It was quickly a massive hit and now, twenty years later, the wonderful re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, with beautiful heart-wrenching songs such as One Song Glory, Light My Candle, Seasons of Love, and Without You will be performed live from the comfort of our own homes.
The outstanding lineup of players includes Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins, James Leyva as Angel Schunard, Jordan Fisher as Mark Cohen, Mario as Benjamin Coffin III, Tinashe as Mimi Marquez, Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis, Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen Johnson, and Kiersey Clemons as Joanne Jefferson.
I guess watching something from the 90s on a VCR sounds nostalgically appropriate. Don’t miss it!
“RENT” Live airs January 27th on Fox.