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Rent's Tracie Thoms Joins the Cast of Cold Case on CBS

Tracie Thoms, who will soon be seen as Joanne in the Rent film, has been tapped to join the cast of CBS' hit crime drama "Cold Case."

Thoms will play narcotics detective Kat Miller on the series, which airs on Sundays at 8 PM.  Her first episode--entitled "Honor"--will air on November 20th. 

Thoms, with Rosario Dawson, is one of the Rent film stars who was not among the original Broadway cast.  She has been seen on Broadway in Drowning Crow, and off-Broadway in The Exonerated and Up Against the Wind.  Thoms, whose regional credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Joe Turner's Come and Gone and Hair (for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination), has been seen on TV and on screen in "Wonderfalls," "Law and Order," "The Shield," Brother to Brother, The Warrior Class, and the upcoming feature film The Devil Wears Prada.


Rent, which is directed by Chris Columbus (who adapted Larson's book with Stephen Chbosky), is a Columbia Pictures/Revolution Studios production; it will be released by Sony Pictures.  In addition to Thoms and Dawson, the movie will star original stars Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp.  It will be released in theaters nationwide on November 23rd.
 
With its groundbreaking rock score by Larson and a story that captured the current of its generation, Rent is set in late-90's New York (updated in the film) in the East Village, where a group of artists love and live La Vie Boheme even under the shadow of poverty, failure, illness and death. The La Boheme-based show, which has been running at the Nederlander Theatre since its opening in 1996, won the Pultizer and the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical, as well as 3 others. Tragically, Larson died a few months before the show opened. It has since run over 3,900 performances.

To learn more about the Rent film, visit Rent">www.sonypictures.com/movies/Rent.
 

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