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RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour Announces Cast; Full Tour Schedule Set

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The tour kicks off in October 2021.

RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour Announces Cast; Full Tour Schedule Set

The producers of the RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, have announced casting for the final year of the national tour, which kicks off in October.

Leading the cast is Cody Jenkins as "Mark Cohen," Coleman Cummings as "Roger Davis," Aiyana Smash as "Mimi Marquez," Shafiq Hicks as "Tom Collins," Javon King as "Angel Dumott Schunard," Lyndie Moe as "Maureen Johnson," Rayla Garske as "Joanne Jefferson," and Jarred Bedgood as "Benjamin Coffin III." The tour will also feature Jeremy Abram, Mathew Bautista, Charlotte Belle, Lexi Greene, Jahir L. Hipps, Yz Jasa, Tommy Kaiser, Stephen Rochet Lopez, Carlina Parker, Thomas Purvis, Analise Rios, and James Schoppe.

RENT 2021-2022 Tour Schedule

Chicago, IL @ CIBC Tickets
Oct 5 - Oct 10

Boston, MA @ Boch Center Tickets
Oct 12 - Oct 17

Detroit, MI @ Fisher Theatre Tickets
Oct 19 - Oct 24

Reading, PA @ Santander Center Tickets
Oct 26

Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium Tickets
Oct 28 - Oct 29

WIlliamsport, PA @ Community Arts Center Tickets
Oct 31

Toledo, OH @ Valentine Theatre Tickets
Nov 2

South Bend, IN @ Morris Performing Arts Center
Nov 3

Hartford, CT @ The Bushnell Tickets
Nov 5 - Nov 7

Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Tickets
Nov 9 - Nov 14

Little Rock, AR @ Robinson Performance Hall
Nov 16

Springfield, IL @ UIS Performing Arts Center Tickets
Nov 18

Henderson, KY @ Preston Arts Center Tickets
Nov 19

Fort Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
Nov 20

Bloomington, IL @ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Tickets
Nov 21

Eau Claire, WI @ Pablo Center at the Confluence Tickets
Nov 22

New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre Tickets
Nov 26 - Nov 28

Eugene, OR @ Hult Center
Dec 1

Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 3

Ft. Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann PAH
Jan 4 - Jan 9

Lakeland, FL @ RP Funding Center Tickets
Jan 10

Easton, PA @ State Theatre Tickets
Jan 12 - Jan 13

Providence, RI @ Providence PAC
Jan 14 - Jan 16

Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre Tickets
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center Tickets
Jan 21 - Jan 23

Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Center Tickets
Jan 27

Durham, NC @ DPAC Tickets
Jan 28 - Jan 30

Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center
Feb 1

Greensboro, NC @ Steven Tanger PAC Tickets
Feb 4 - Feb 6

Jacksonville, FL @ Times-Union Center
Feb 9

College Station, TX @ Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Dallas, TX @ Music Hall at Fair Park Tickets
Feb 18 - Feb 20

Chattanooga, TN @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium Tickets
Feb 22 - Feb 24

Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
Feb 25 - Feb 27

Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theatre
Mar 4 - Mar 6

Lawrence, KS @ Lied Center of Kansas Tickets
Mar 10

Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines Civic Center
Mar 11 - Mar 12

Mason City, IA @ NIACC Tickets
Mar 13

Lubbock, TX @ Buddy Holly Hall Tickets
Mar 15

San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre Tickets
Mar 18 - Mar 20

Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall Tickets
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Washington, DC @ National Theatre
Mar 25 - Mar 27

Phoenix, AZ @ Madison Center for the Arts
Mar 31 - Apr 3

Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center
Apr 5

San Jose, CA @ The Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 8 - Apr 10

Los Angeles, CA @ Dolby Theatre
Apr 12 - Apr 17

Carmel, CA @ Sunset Center Tickets
Apr 20

San Luis Obispo, CA @ Christopher Cohan Center
Apr 21

San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Center Tickets
Apr 22 - Apr 24

For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson's RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. It has become more than a musical - it's a cultural touchstone, a rite of passage and a source of joy and strength for millions. RENT has become a part of us forever.

Tours of RENT have crisscrossed the country almost continuously since 1996, with the latest tour alone playing 5 countries, 237 cities, and 1,005 performances. RENT received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award® for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The musical has been translated into every major language and has been performed in 27 countries across six continents.

Based on original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign re-stages the 25th Anniversary Tour. Original Broadway creatives Marlies Yearby (Choreography) and Angela Wendt (Costume Design) are joined by Jonathan Spencer (Lighting Design), Keith Caggiano (Sound Design), Dave Pepin (Music Supervisor), Owen Johnston (Associate Choreographer), and Matthew E. Maraffi (adapting original scenic design by Paul Clay) to make up the creative team for the tour. Casting for the tour is by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

Whether you've never seen RENT or have completely lost count, you can't miss it this time around - the 25th Anniversary "Farewell Season of Love" is your FINAL CHANCE to experience this celebrated touring production.

The RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions this season include the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar, a new production of An Officer and a Gentleman, and the First National tour of Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations.

Click here for the Rent tour schedule.


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