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In rehearsal: RENT

First Published 5 October 2016, Last Updated 5 October 2016

The 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT will open at the St. James Theatre, following a three-week tour, in December 2016. The show began rehearsals in early September, and today we get a first look behind the curtain at the rock opera.   

Completing the cast are Javar La’trial Parker as Benjamin Coffin III and Joshua Dever, who will be joining the previously announced Ross Hunter as Roger Davis, Billy Cullum as Mark Cohen, Ryan O’Gorman as Tom Collins, Shanay Holmes as Joanne Jefferson, Layton Williams as Angel Schunard, Philippa Stefani as Mimi Marquez and Lucie Jones as Maureen Johnson, with Kevin Yates, Jordan Laviniere, Christina Modestou, Bobbie Little, Jenny O’Leary and Katie Bradley. 

Larson’s world is inhabited by a group of bohemian artists who struggle to maintain their friendships and their non-conformist ideals in New York’s East Village.  Facing their problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life. The much-loved score features songs such as Seasons Of Love, Take Me Or Leave Me, What You Own, One Song Glory, La Vie Bohème, Without You, I’ll Cover You, Out Tonight and I Should Tell You.

RENT will run at the St. James Theatre from 8 December 2016 to 28 January 2017. For more information about the show and to book tickets, visit the show’s official website.


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