Fox announces Cast for Live Musical Version of Rent

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Check out Fox’s Rent live musical stellar cast!

Fox has finally announced the lineup for its live musical version of the beloved Rent. 

Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live), singer Tinashe, Valentina (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Kiersey Clemons (Dope), Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live), Jordan Fisher (Grease Live), Brennin Hunt (Walking With Herb), Grammy winner Mario (Empire) and Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman) will star in the live musical. 

Hudgens will play Maureen Johnson and her girlfriend, Joanne, will be played by Clemons. Fisher will star as aspiring filmmaker Mark Cohen while Hunt and Tinashe will play lovers Roger Davis and Mimi Marquez. Valentina will take on the role of Angel and Mario will play Benjamin Coffin III, the newly-turned landlord. 

The Tony-Winning musical is loosely based the opera La Boheme and follows a group of New York City artists dealing with the HIV/AIDS crisis in 1989.

Fox announced the casting with a video on Twitter.