Fans of Rent or “Rent-heads” as they’re known, are measuring this year so far waiting for Fox’s Rent Live to drop at the end of January. The beloved 1995 musical, with it's myriad queer characters and a storyline that focuses heavily on classism, drug use, and living with HIV/AIDS, stars out actress Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud) as Joanne and Vanessa Hudgens as her girlfriend Maureen. Meanwhile, Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar, Hamilton) steps in as Tom Collins opposite RuPaul’s Drag Race star Valentina as Angel. The cast is rounded out with Brennin Hunt (Nashville) as Roger, Tinashe as Mimi, and Jordan Fisher as Mark.
While she’s not on hand for this particular snippet of Rent’s anthem “Seasons of Love” shot during a rehearsal of the show, The Greatest Showman's Keala Settle, who had a massive hit with “This Is Me,” will also appear
The Rent Live musical event brings to life Jonathan Larson’s timeless LGBTQ-themed musical on Jan. 27th on Fox.