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The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

RENT will be executive-produced by Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution Studios' Vince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.

The groundbreaking musical is a re-imagining of Puccini's "La Boheme," set in New York City's gritty East Village, which tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

"Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.


Brief 9/6: BE MORE CHILL Gets a Broadway Upgrade, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 6, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Be More Chill gets a Broadway upgrade, the cast has been announced for the national tour of A Bronx Tale, and more! (more...)

RENT LIVE Seeks Actor for Roger
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Fox's RENT LIVE has just launched a casting search for the role of Roger. (more...)

A STAR IS BORN, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's September Stage-to-Screen Report
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 4, 2018

There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere. (more...)

Video Roundup: Au Revoir to HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

It's another sad day at Hamilton, as tonight the cast will wish au revoir to Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry, who will play her final performance as Angelica Schuyler. In honor of her last performance, we've collected some of our favorite moments of the star in action below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 26th, 2017: THE TREASURER Opens, FOX Announces Air Date for RENT, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE TREASURER opens, Rent: Live announces air date, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Listen to Her Declaration! Renee Elise Goldsberry Stars in New Voting PSA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

In the latest spot, Tony Award winner Renee Elise Goldsberry has 'a revelation' about  'who participates in the sequel', to the tune of 'The Schuyler Sisters'. (more...)

Fox Announces Midseason Premiere Dates
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

FOX is announcing premiere dates for THE ORVILLE (Dec. 30), GORDON RAMSAY'S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (Jan. 2), GOTHAM (Jan. 3) and PROVEN INNOCENT (Feb. 15), as well as the all-new COSMOS installment, COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS (March 3). As previously announced, new celebrity singing competition THE MASKED SINGER will premiere Jan. 2, new epic thriller THE PASSAGE will premiere Jan. 14 and all-new live musical event RENT will air Jan. 27. (more...)

Anthony Rapp Is Worried About a 'Watered Down' RENT Live
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the live presentaion of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (more...)

'The Poddest Couple' Podcast Premieres with Theatrical Bickering, Dreamcasting, and Her Royal highness, Queen Lesli Margherita
by The Poddest Couple - Oct 2, 2017

On the premiere episode of the new theatre podcast, 'The Poddest Couple,' BroadwayWorld's Alan Henry and Matt Tamanini argue over the recently announced Rent: Live on FOX and the in development big screen adaptation of WICKED. The two put their bickering aside for a while in order to talk to theatrical royalty, Queen Lesli Margherita. In an honest and open interview, Lesli talks about how she developed her love of theatre growing up on a California cattle farm, how she earned her royal title, her love for GROUNDHOG DAY and STAR WARS, and much much more. (more...)

Producer Marc Platt Sets Police Drama at Fox
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to Saturday Night Special, a drama about police officers in Washington, D.C, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series comes from writer Robert Specland, who executive produces with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel.  (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices Releases Third Installment of ON MY WAY Video Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) PRESENTS "On My Way" featuring  special guest star Tony Award nominated Joshua Henry and an appearance by Tony Award winning composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Brian Crawley. (more...)

BE MORE CHILL, ALADDIN, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's November Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

There have been many announcements in the last few weeks about upcoming stage to screen adaptations. The first official teaser for ALADDIN was released, a BE MORE CHILL movie was announced, and more casting for the upcoming CATS film was announced, including Dame Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy and Idris Elba as Macavity. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Actor's New Play NC-17. Seeks Actors for NYC Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

A new play by COME FROM AWAY's Rodney Hicks, titled NC-17., a fast-paced, original story about six 17-year-olds living in South Dakota in today's America, is about begin casting for an NYC industry reading on July 10, 2017 at The Playroom Theater. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 15th, 2017 - NYTW's Starry Gala, VENUS and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone and more take part in NYTW's 2017 gala, and Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS opens tonight at Signature Theatre! (more...)

Breaking: Fox Announces Plans for RENT Live!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

FOX has announced a live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (GREASE: LIVE, 'La La Land,' 'Wicked'), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Walter McBride - Jun 9, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next week, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hamilton, Renee Elise Goldsberry, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Schuyler Sister Renee Elise Goldsberry Can't Get Over the Blessing That Has Been HAMILTON
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2016

As one third of the Schuyler sisters, Renee Elise Goldsberry has become one of the most popular ladies on Broadway, and the Tonys agree that the HAMILTON star's performance is extraordinary. She just picked up a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical and she couldn't be happier about it! (more...)

The Emmys Sort Out Categories For Televised Live Events
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 27, 2018

In an age where televised live events are becoming more and more popular, rules need to be changed. The Emmys are finally sorting this out, according to Variety. The awards organization has split the special class categories into variety special (live) and variety special (pre-recorded). (more...)

Casting Announced for COME FROM AWAY's Rodney Hicks New Play NC-17.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Casting has been announced for NC-17, a new play written by Come From Away's Rodney Hicks. (more...)

BWW TV: COME FROM AWAY Actor to Present Reading of New Play NC-17.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2017

A new play by COME FROM AWAY's Rodney Hicks, titled NC-17., a fast-paced, original story about six 17-year-olds living in South Dakota in today's America, is about begin casting for an NYC industry reading on July 10, 2017 at The Playroom Theater. BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the new trailer below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Renee Elise Goldsberry has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role as Angelica Schuyler in HAMILTON. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Tony Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry Joins Oprah Winfrey in HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to BlackFilm, Tony winner and Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry will join previously announced Oprah Winfrey in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, based on Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. DGA winner, Emmy® nominee and veteran Broadway director-producer George C. Wolfe (Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, HBO's 'Lackawanna Blues'; Tony winner for 'Angels in America') will direct from his screenplay. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Tyce Green Tease 'What You Own' From RENT Live
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 20, 2015

A RENT classic in a whole new way! (more...)

BWW Review: DANIELLE HOPE - LIFE FOR RENT, Live At Zedel
by Fiona Scott - Jul 16, 2018

Part-cabaret, part-therapy, leading lady Danielle Hope brings her solo show Life for Rent to Live at Zedel. Since winning BBC's Over the Rainbow in 2010, she has entertained audiences as Dorothy Gale, Eponine Thenardier, Maria von Trapp and more in West End and touring productions. (more...)

Renee Elise Goldsberry Exiting HAMILTON in Fall, Filming Netflix's 'Altered Carbon'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

The Tony Award-winner will be starring as a revolutionary leader in a new series based on Richard Morgan's 2002 novel. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, HAIR, FREAKY FRIDAY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's July Stage-to-Screen Report
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 1, 2018

With news coming earlier this month that Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes' Tony-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS has been slated for a June 26, 2020 big-screen release, let's take a look at the other theatrical properties heading to screens large and small.  (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre Company to Host RENT 20th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present a 20th Anniversary celebration of the hit Broadway sensation RENT live on stage from February 5-21, 2016 at the Back Bay Events Center - 180 Berkeley Street Boston. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Best of O.C./L.A. Theater for 2010
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 4, 2011

Between the Southern California arrivals of Lincoln Center Theatre's impressive SOUTH PACIFIC revival and the Tony-winning NEXT TO NORMAL tour starring Alice Ripley, to the incredibly entertaining offerings from regional and smaller theaters in the area, 2010 was a banner year in musicals and plays. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 1-8, Featuring Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 31, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Reunion Concert; Uncivil The Musical In Concert; Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner: Unattached!; Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein; and 'This Is Cabaret' with Ann Hampton Callaway and Special Guest Marilyn Maye. (more...)

How Do You Measure the Year Until RENT Live? Just 525,600 Minutes to Go!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the live presentation of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on FOX. Now there's just 525,600 minutes left to go! Check out the latest promotional image from FOX below! (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Join Broadway Inspirational Voices in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY -- an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring four of Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices -- will debut at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics Hosts RENT Live in Concert New Year's Eve Fundraiser, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2012

How do you measure a year? Bayou City Theatrics, Houston's newest musical theatre company, asks this question through their pay-what-you-will performance of RENT (book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson) on New Year's Eve. The show is staged in a concert-style, allowing the audience to focus on the brilliant music, by the late Jonathan Larson, which made the musical a worldwide phenomenon. (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics Hosts RENT Live in Concert New Year's Eve Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2012

How do you measure a year? Bayou City Theatrics, Houston's newest musical theatre company, asks this question through their pay-what-you-will performance of RENT (book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson) on New Year's Eve. The show is staged in a concert-style, allowing the audience to focus on the brilliant music, by the late Jonathan Larson, which made the musical a worldwide phenomenon. (more...)

Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY - an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices - has added special guest stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung and Jarrod Spector. The concert takes place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). Michael McElroy and The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be joined by previously-announced performers Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and Marcus Paul James. The music will be performed with the signature soul and innovative musical arrangements of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices. This event will help benefit the BIV Outreach Program. Tickets begin at $30, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bbkingblues.com. (more...)

Fox to Air RENT Live in Late 2018; Original Cast Member to Star?
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 9, 2017

At yesterday's TCA press tour held in Los Angeles, FOX Chairman and CEO Dana Walden revealed that the broadcast will air sometime in late 2018. (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM!, HAIR, FREAKY FRIDAY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's August Stage-to-Screen Report
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 6, 2018

There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere. (more...)

Winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 15 to Join Cast of RENT LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

On tonight's episode of the Fox dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance?, host Cat Deeley announced that the winner of the show's fifteenth season will also receive a spot in Fox's upcoming production of Rent Live!  (more...)

The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, the story of 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch clips from the musical! (more...)

HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry to Guest on Disney's 'The Lion Guard'; Check Out Photos!
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

BWW has learned that Tony Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry will voice a guest role for season two of Disney Junior's hit animated series THE LION GUARD (more...)

Christy Altomare, Joey McIntyre, and Mike Wartella Will Lead a Workshop of Dion DiMucci Musical THE WANDERER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Wanderer, the new musical based on the life of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci, has found the cast for its workshop. Mike Wartella will play Dion himself, while Christy Altomare will play Dion's wife, Susan. Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block will play Johnny. The full cast is listed below! (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 10th, 2017: THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER Opens, Bill Murray Returns to GROUNDHOG DAY, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Michael Moore's THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER officially opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Renee Elise Goldsberry Welcomes Hillary Clinton to Harlem With The National Anthem
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2016

HAMILTON star and Grammy Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry welcomed Hillary Clinton to Harlem earlier this week with an incredible rendition of The National Anthem. Check out the video below! (more...)

Anthony Rapp Rocks 'Origin Of Love' From HEDWIG In PAYING THE RENT! Live At Joe's Pub
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2015

A RENT star rocks HEDWIG! (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon Dishes on SUPERSTAR, Diversity on Broadway, and Next Moves in Revealing New Interview
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 11, 2018

In a revealing new interview with The Daily Beast, Broadway's Brandon Victor Dixon chats with the site about his breakthrough role in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, his notorious showdown with the Vice President, his role as activist, and next steps following his latest success. (more...)

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