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Photo Coverage: RENT Film Premieres at the Ziegfeld Theatre

The highly anticipated film version of Rent had its world premiere last night with a glitzy opening in New York City at the Ziegfeld Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to bring you the celebrity filled red carpet. Rent opens nationwide on November 23rd.

Rent stars original cast members Adam Pascal as Roger, Idina Menzel as Maureen, Anthony Rapp as Mark, Taye Diggs as Benny, Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Angel, Jesse L. Martin as Tom, plus Rosario Dawson as Mimi and Tracie Thoms as Joanne. With music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, Rent is directed by Chris Columbus (who adapted Larson's book with Stephen Chbosky); the film is a Columbia Pictures/Revolution Studios production and will be released by Sony Pictures.

 


The Marquee


The Marquee


Mark Radcliffe


The press lined up at the premiere!


Anthony Rapp


Family of Jonathan Larson (Al & Nan Larson far right)


Jai Rodriguez


Stephen Chbosky


Ryan Duncan


Tracie Thoms


Allan S. Gordon


McKenzie Firgens (plays April in RENT)


Cybele (wife) and Adam Pascal


Adam Pascal


Idina Menzel


Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel


Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel


Kathy KirkPatrick (owner of Life Cafe)


Producer Kevin McCollum


Chris Columbus


Jesse L. Martin


Wilson Jermaine Heredia


Molly Ringwald


Keith and Sharon Young (Choreographer)


Joey Fatone


Jason Foster


Vincent Pastore


Anthony Mackie


Michelle Hurd (L&O: SVU)


Rosario Dawson


Rosario Dawson


Jeffrey Seller


Annie Parisse (L&O)


Sarah Silverman


Chad Faust


Jamie-Lynn Siegler


Jennifer Siebel

 

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.