Rent: Live to Release Original Soundtrack on Sony Masterworks Broadway
Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tinashe, and more will star in the Fox television event.
Sony Masterworks Broadway has announced that it will release the soundtrack of Fox's upcoming live television production of Jonathan Larson's Rent digitally on Friday, February 1, and as a two-disc set on Friday, March 1. The soundtrack is available for preorder now. Included in the preorder, and available now to stream and download, is the show's classic anthem "Seasons of Love (Radio Edit)," which you can sample in the video below. Rent will air on Sunday, January 27.
Rent will star Jordan Fisher as Mark Cohen, Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis, Tinashe as Mimi Marquez, Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen Johnson, Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins, Valentina as Angel Dumont Schunard, Kiersey Clemons as Joanna Jefferson, and Mario as Benjamin Coffin III. Keala Settle will serve as the "Seasons of Love" soloist.
The television adaptation of Rent is written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Michael Greif, who staged the musical in 1996 at New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway, as well as its 2011 revival at New World Stages. Alex Rudzinski will serve as live television director. The creative team also includes Stephen Oremus (musical director), Sonya Tayeh (choreographer), Angela Wendt (costume designer), Al Gurdon (lighting designer), and Jason Sherwood (scenic design).
Producers include 20th Century Fox Television, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Allan Larson and Revolution Studios' Vince Totino, Scott Hemming, and Marla Levine.