Fox Considers Original Jukebox Musical For Next Live Event

By: Jan. 27, 2019
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Fox Considers Original Jukebox Musical For Next Live Event

All eyes are on Fox as the world gears up for the premiere of Rent, the network's latest live musical broadcast, tonight.

According to, the network is considering an original jukebox musical for its next endeavor.

Fox entertainment president, Michael Thorn, said the network will be "incredibly selective" about any future live musical events. He said that they have been in talks with a couple of artists about potentially creating a live musical featuring their song library. However, he would not share which artists Fox is speaking to.

The project could allow Fox to, "create our own IP and have some ownership," said Thorn.


RENT airs tonight at 8pm on FOX. The star-studded cast includes actress Kiersey Clemons (Joanne Jefferson), Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Brandon Victor Dixon (Tom Collins), singer/songwriter Jordan Fisher (Mark Cohen), actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens(Maureen Johnson), newcomer and singer/songwriter Brennin Hunt (Roger Davis), R&B/Pop superstar Mario (Benjamin Coffin III), recording artist Tinashe (Mimi Marquez) and performer Valentina (Angel Dumont Schunard).

Additionally, Keala Settle will perform the iconic solo from "Seasons of Love" and join the ensemble in the live musical.