Rent Tour Cast Announced

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Rent Tour Cast Announced#1
Posted: 12/1/08 at 9:17am
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/123813.html

Adam Pascal- Roger
Anthony Rapp- Mark
Nicolette Hart- Maureen
Justin Johnston- Angel
Michael McElroy- Collins
Lexi Lawson- Mimi
Gwen Stewart- Seasons of Love Soloist

For the most part I am happy with the casting. I can't stand Nicolette. I don't know Lexi Lawson. Also I don't like that everyone is alumni.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#2
Posted: 12/1/08 at 9:22am
While I get the novelty of Adam and Anthony being in the tour, to have 38 year-old Pascal ogling a girl telling her she looks 16 is a little creepy.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#2
Posted: 12/1/08 at 9:49am
No Joanne yet?

I wonder if, with Spamalot's closing, they're trying to get Merle Dandridge...
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#3
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:04am
i've heard rumors of who the joanne is, but I don't think anything is signed.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#4
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:08am
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#5
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:12am
I'm just kinda surprised that since they made such a big deal about this tour being Alumni that they chose someone new for such a major role.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#6
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:12am
I am positive that whatever night I get tickets to see Rent Adam and/or Anthony will be out sick. I just know it.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#7
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:31am
I really like the casting a lot. Looking forward to it coming to my city in June!
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#8
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:33am
They wanted Antonique but contarct terms could not be reached.

I can't find a picture of Lexi. Can anyone help me out?
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#9
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:41am
Pascal is 38?
Ew...
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#10
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:45am
Does anyone know the age of the person playing Mimi? Also, that is almost the same cast that I saw this summer which doesn't make me all that happy. 6 months ago I would have been jumping at the chance to see this again, but now....not so much.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#11
Posted: 12/1/08 at 10:57am
her myspace says she was in Jospeh on Broadway as "child" and that had to be 15 years ago... i would probably put her in her mid to late twenties, just based on pictures. i could be totally wrong tho.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#12
Posted: 12/1/08 at 11:06am
not.
happy.
at.
all.

Seriously.. So they're getting 4 good people... an unknown and couple of people that I REALLY did not enjoy in their respective roles.

I'm interested in who is the ensemble now... but

yeah.. such a let down.

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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#13
Posted: 12/1/08 at 11:24am
lexi looks like she'd make a great mimi but her singing could go either way. you never know guys she could be amazing in the role.
what if susan blackwell hung out with boq, trekkie monster, the SOL soloist#2, and the piragua guy on a daily basis?
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#14
Posted: 12/1/08 at 12:00pm
I can't find a picture of Lexi. Can anyone help me out?

If you scroll up you can see that I posted a couple links.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#15
Posted: 12/1/08 at 12:09pm
I can't wait to see the show in Dallas this May!

I also can't wait to see Adam and Anthony, even though they definitely are way too old for the parts, but hey I'm not complaining.

I don't know much about the rest of the cast, I'm looking forward to seeing what they'll do.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#16
Posted: 12/1/08 at 12:12pm
I caught the screening of the final cast (Which I didn't care for). I also didn't care for McElroy as Collins and Johnston was ok as Angel. It will be here in June. I am really seeing it for Rapp and Pascal. I couldn't get to NYC to see the original cast but I really enjoyed the 1st National Tour cast.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#17
Posted: 12/1/08 at 12:28pm
Lexi is extremely talented. She will be great.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#18
Posted: 12/1/08 at 12:36pm
I can't believe they are STILL doing the same roles. It's time for them to find different shows - they are WAY TOO OLD for "Rent".

I guess they are getting a ton of money and have no other alternatives right now.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#19
Posted: 12/1/08 at 12:43pm
Well Marc.. they DID do different roles after they left the show *Aida, YAGMCB, Hedwig* and they were asked to come back for the people who didn't get to see their return to the show last year.

You also have to know that this was the beginning for both of these guys. Especially someone like Adam Pascal who had no theatrical credits to his name before he got into the show.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#20
Posted: 12/1/08 at 4:05pm
A lot of people got their starts as unknowns on Broadway, doesn't mean they need to keep back and doing those roles again. And again. And again. Its over for them. They're wrong for the roles now, they need to let it go.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#21
Posted: 12/1/08 at 4:09pm
They are WAY to old for their roles now. Though I love Gwen, she should move on as well.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#22
Posted: 12/1/08 at 4:20pm
Adam and Anthony are reprising their roles because there is still enough of an audience that will pay big to see them, such as myself, and during this piss poor economy who would turn down work?

As for 38 being too old, Adam is the same age as Will Chase who just finished on Broadway and they aren't the only 30 somethings to have done the role.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#23
Posted: 12/1/08 at 4:34pm
RENT's facebook, so I don't know how reliable this is, but:
Joining Pascal and Rapp who reprise their award-winning roles, and Stewart, are Nicolette Hart (Maureen Johnson), Justin Johnston (Angel Schunard), Lexi Lawson (Mimi Marquez), Michael McElroy (Tom Collins), Jacques C. Smith (Benjamin Coffin III), and Haneefah Wood (Joanne Jefferson). The ensemble is rounded out by Karmine Alers, Toby Blackwell, Adam Halpin, Trisha Jeffrey, Telly Leung, Caren Lyn Manuel, Jed Resnick, Andy Senor, Yuka Takara, and John Watson.
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re: Rent Tour Cast Announced#24
Posted: 12/1/08 at 4:37pm
So I guess Caryn won't be doing HAIR.
Bummer.

It's also a little sad to see so many established performers like Telly and Yuka doing national tours. But, whatever, if they enjoy the roles.
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