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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...)

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...)

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...)

VIDEO: RENT LIVE Will Match Donations to BC/EFA to on World AIDS Day
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2018

In recognition of World AIDS Day on Saturday, 12/1, FOX's upcoming live musical production of RENT is matching donations to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS, up to $20,000. Watch a special message from the cast below! (more...)

Calling All Rentheads- RENT LIVE! Seeks 'Seasons Of Love' Music Video Fan Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent. To celebrate, the cast is asking Rentheads across the nation to submit their own renditions of the show's classic song, 'Seasons of Love' to #RentSingAlong for their chance to be featured in the official music video for the song. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/23: Watch Broadway's Thanksgiving Day Parade Performances, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 23, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch all of yesterday's Broadway performances on the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more! (more...)

Video: The Cast of RENT LIVE! Assembles for Their First Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2018

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent.The show's young cast assembled this week for its first official photo shoot and Entertainment Tonight was on the scene to chat with Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, and the rest of the Rent Live gang! (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL To Play At Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Call your BFFs - it's time to fill your glass with friendship, fun, and flicks. Chick Flick the Musical (ChickFlickTheMusical.com), a new musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Suzy Conn (Suffra-Jets; The Mercer Girls), choreography by Sarah O'Gleby (Mythic - West End; Broadway: Disney's Frozen; Kennedy Center Honors), and directed by David Ruttura (Associate Director - Network; Associate Director - School of Rock) will play The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by Producer Broadway Venture Capital Fund and Executive Producers Richard Frankel and Joe Watson. Performances of Chick Flick the Musical begin February 21 with opening night set for March 7. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD, SISTER ACT 3 and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's January Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

There have been many announcements in the last month about upcoming stage to screen adaptations. RENT LIVE released additional casting, Glenn Close spoke about the upcoming SUNSET BOULEVARD film, ALADDIN released first look cast images, and SISTER ACT 3 was announced from Disney+. (more...)

Retreat To Broadway Launches National Arts Education Initiative Focused On RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Retreat to Broadway, a national non-profit project that pairs innovative programming with live theater, is launching their second national arts education initiative focused on the groundbreaking musical, RENT. Not only does Retreat to Broadway want to help increase viewership for Fox's national telecast of 'RENT Live!' on January 27, but they also want to provide a unique framework to discuss the important themes RENT presents its audiences: celebrating differences, empathy, cultural diversity, addiction, mindfulness, conflict resolution, acceptance of self and others, etc. (more...)

Enter Now to Win VIP Tickets to the RENT LIVE Dress Rehearsal in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

La vie boheme! A live presentation of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking, Tony Award-, GRAMMY Award-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical phenomenon Rent will air on FOX TV next January, starring Tinashe, Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, and Brennin Hunt. (more...)

Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine Marcos Join RENT LIVE; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent. Today additional casting was announced for the live broadcast of the rock musical phenomenon, and some familiar Broadway faces are among the ensemble of bohemians that will bring the East Village to life on national television. (more...)

First Listen: 'Seasons Of Love' from FOX's RENT; Full Soundtrack Out Feb. 1
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Sony Masterworks Broadway announces the release of RENT - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK OF THE FOX LIVE TELEVISION EVENT, with music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT, as performed by cast members, with a live orchestra on stage, during FOX's highly anticipated live broadcast.  Available for preorder now, the soundtrack will be released digitally on Friday, February 1, and as a two-disc CD set on Friday, March 1.  Included with today's preorder and available now to stream and download is the show's classic anthem 'Seasons of Love (Radio Edit)' - listen here.  The live broadcast event airs Sunday, January 27 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. (more...)

Video: Vanessa Hudgens Talks RENT LIVE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, And More On The Talk
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 18, 2019

This afternoon. RENT LIVE! star Vanessa Hudgens stopped by The Talk to chat about her role as Maureen in the upcoming broadcast, and a possible High School Musical cameo! Check out Vanessa's visit to the show below! (more...)

Enter Now to Win VIP Tickets to the RENT LIVE Dress Rehearsal in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

La vie boheme! A live presentation of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking, Tony Award-, GRAMMY Award-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical phenomenon Rent will air on FOX TV next January, starring Tinashe, Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, and Brennin Hunt. (more...)

Bid To Win 2 VIP Tickets to Attend the Final Dress Rehearsal of RENT LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

You and a guest will get the one-of-a-kind experience of sitting in on the final dress rehearsal for Fox's 2019 production of Rent Live on January 26th in California! (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Talks BroadwayCon, Auditioning for RENT on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2019

Andrew Rannells was a guest on last night's episode of 'The Late Late Show with James Corden.' During the interview he talked about attending BroadwayCon, his new TV series 'Black Monday,' and how he auditioned for 'Rent' in 1997! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 17, 2019
by - Jan 17, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/17: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Toronto Cast, Live-Action HUNCHBACK Musical, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 17, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! It's almost Friday! Power through the rest of your week by reading the top Broadway stories! (more...)

VIDEO: Anthony Rapp Discusses Kevin Spacey, RENT LIVE With BuzzFeed News
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

On tonight's PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, host Ashley Ford sits down with actor Anthony Rapp to discuss what has changed since he came forward exclusively to BuzzFeed News with allegations of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey in October 2017 and his response to Spacey's bizarre Frank Underwood video, his role as the first openly gay character on Star Trek: Discovery, and his thoughts on the upcoming television production of Rent: Live. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 16, 2019
by - Jan 16, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

RENT Cast Recording To Drop This March!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent and now you'll be able to take home all of Jonathan Larson's timeless tunes from the broadcast! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2019
by - Jan 15, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2019
by - Jan 14, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/14: Three Days of BroadwayCon Coverage, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 14, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Still exhausted from running around BroadwayCon all weekend? Ease into the new week by reading the top stories from around the Broadway World! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 13, 2019
by - Jan 13, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2019
by - Jan 12, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Sings 'Santa Fe' During RENT LIVE! Rehearsal
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 12, 2019

Rehearsals for Rent Live! are underway, with just over two weeks to go until the big premiere. Brandon Victor Dixon is giving us a sneak peek at himself singing Santa Fe during rehearsal! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2019
by - Jan 11, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE LION KING, WEST SIDE STORY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's December Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

There have been many announcements in the last few weeks about upcoming stage to screen adaptations. WEST SIDE STORY announced a casting call for Maria, the first official teaser for THE LION KING was released, and RENT LIVE released the first cast photoshoot. (more...)

A Look Back: Our Top Ten Stage-to-Screen Moments of 2018
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 31, 2018

2018 saw many stage to screen adaptations on our televisions, streaming services, and at the movies, and BroadwayWorld is here to count down 10 of our favorite moments from the year! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/24: CAROLS FOR A CURE Photos and Videos, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 24, 2018

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Carols For A Cure photos and videos, and more! (more...)

Fox Goes Bohemian! Key Art Revealed for RENT LIVE!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 21, 2018

Fox goes bohemian on January 27, 2019 when they premiere RENT LIVE. Key art was revealed today for the highly-anticipated live adaptation of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical. Check out the brand-new artwork here! (more...)

Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, and Charles Melton Join Cast of BAD BOYS Sequel
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, and Charles Melton have joined the cast of 'Bad Boys 4 Life,' according to Variety. They will join stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Sony's sequel. (more...)

VIDEO: RENT LIVE Cast Talks the Legacy of Jonathan Larson in Touching Tribute
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2018

Below, watch as the cast opens up about the themes of the show, the impact of its message, and the legacy of Jonathan Larson. (more...)

NYTW to Hold RENT: LIVE Watch Party Hosted by Daphne Rubin-Vega
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), home of the World Premiere production of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical RENT, will host a watch party to celebrate the live musical event airing Sunday, January 27, 2019 on FOX. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/18: Catherine McCormack Joins THE FERRYMAN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Catherine McCormack joins the cast of The Ferryman, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: See Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher During Rehearsals for RENT LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Fox goes bohemian on January 27, 2019 when they premiere RENT LIVE, and they have just released rehearsal photos for production, see them below! (more...)

Bid Now to Attend the Final Dress Rehearsal of RENT LIVE on FOX & Get a Copy of the Script Signed by the Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

Bid to win 2 tickets to the final dress rehearsal in Los Angeles of the live production of RENT LIVE on January 26 on FOX along with a copy of the script signed by the cast. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Frankie and Ariana Grande Perform 'Seasons of Love' for RENT LIVE Submission!
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

RENT Live is asking Rentheads across the nation to submit their own renditions of the show's classic song, 'Seasons of Love' to #RentSingAlong for their chance to be featured in the official music video for the song and Frankie Grande featuring Ariana Grande have posted their own! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At RENT LIVE Before It Begins Its Season of Love on FOX!
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent. The first teaser for the special dropped this week! Get a first look at the cast, and hear a snippet of the show's classic song, 'Seasons of Love' below! (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...)

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...)

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