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Tracie Thoms to Join RENT Starting 7/26


Tracie Thoms, who played Joanne in the 2005 "Rent" film, will join the Broadway production of RENT.

Thoms, Variety reports, will reprise role she played on film, Joanne Jefferson, beginning July 26 through the final performance on Sept. 7.

Tracie Thoms made her Broadway debut in Drowning Crow. Off-Broadway she was seen in The Exonerated and Up Against the Wind, and her regional credits include Joe Turner's Come and Gone, A Raisin in the Sun, The Oedipus Plays and Hair, earning a Helen Hayes nomination for her work in the latter. Thoms' screen credits include "Rent," "Brother to Brother," "As If," "Porn 'N Chicken," "The Shield", "The Devil Wears Prada", "Grindhouse" "Cold Case" and the Fox series "Wonderfalls."

The cast currently includes Will Chase (Roger), Adam Kantor (Mark), Renee Goldsberry (Mimi), Eden Espinosa (Maureen), Merle Dandrige (Joanne), Justin Johnston (Angel), Michael McElroy (Tom Collins), Rodney Hicks (Benny), Telly Leung (Steve), Shaun Earl (Paul), Gwen Stewart (Seasons Soloist), Marcus Paul James (Seasons Soloist), Jay Wilkison (Gordon), Andrea Goss (Alexi), Tracy McDowell (Mark's Mom).

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Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy.

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