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RENT Plays the Hollywood Bowl, 8/6-8/8

RENT Plays the Hollywood Bowl, 8/6-8/8

Amid concerts and events this summer at the Hollywood Bowl, a production of Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning RENT is set to run three performances at the Bowl from August 6 through August 8, 2010.

The casting of the premiere of RENT at the Hollywood Bowl was completed when Nicole Scherzinger, solo artist, lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls, and this season's winner of Dancing With the Stars, was announced to play Maureen. She joined previously announced Skylar Astin, Wayne Brady, Vanessa Hudgens, Telly Leung, Collins Pennie, the original "Seasons of Love" vocalist Gwen Stewart, Tracie Thoms, and Aaron Tveit. Neil Patrick Harris directs the production, with musical direction by Tim Weil and choreography by Jamal Sims.

RENT will have three performances only at the Bowl -- Friday and Saturday August 6 and 7 at 8:30pm, and Sunday August 8 at 7:30pm. Tickets are now on sale, and may be purchased online at HollywoodBowl.com, by phone at 323-850-2000, in person at the Hollywood Bowl box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Other concerts at the Hollywood Bowl this summer include film composer John Williams conducting two concerts that feature movie scores from the golden age of Hollywood (August 27-28th) and conductor Gustavo Dudamel conducting three concerts (August 1,3, and 5). For more classical-music highlights scheduled to appear at the Bowl this summer, click here

Subscription tickets for this summer's Hollywood Bowl go on sale this Thursday, January 28.  Visit www.hollywoodbowl.com for ticket information and to purchase.

The Hollywood Bowl has been the scene of some of the most memorable musical moments in Lost Angeles history for over 70 years.  The Bowl plays host to all genres of music including symphonies, opera, jazz, ballet, rock concerts, musicals, and has even been the venue of choice for Presidential addresses.  In 2008 LIS MISERABLES IN CONCERT debuted at the Hollywood Bowl in a unique production featuring an all-star cast, and this past August GUYS AND DOLLS IN CONCERT was featured at the Bowl. 

RENT is the seventh longest-running show in Broadway history, running 12 years. Set in NYC's East Village, RENT is a modern take on the classic Puccini opera, La Boheme. It tells the unforgettable story of a group of young artists learning to survive, falling in love, finding their voices and living for today. In 2005, RENT was adapted into a motion picture that features most of the original cast members from the Broadway production. Two original cast members, Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, returned to RENT to close the show on Broadway in 2008 and went on tour with RENT in 39 cities.

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