Brother and sister Frankie and Ariana Grande teamed up to record the song "Seasons of Love" in advance of Fox's live staging of Rent. The video was recently launched exclusively on Frankie J. Grande's Youtube channel.
"I am beyond honored to have worked on this incredible project with my best friends in the world including my wonderful sister," said Frankie J. Grande in a statement. "Thank you, Ariana, for vocal producing as well as adding your magical voice to this beautiful song. I am so happy that I got to sing with you on one of our favorite Broadway songs from one of our favorite Broadway shows, Rent! Thank you Ben for filming, directing, and singing! Thank you to Jon-Erik and Dominic for not only your vocal support but your emotional support and love that you give me every single day. I love you all so much and will cherish this moment for the rest of my life, so happy we filmed it!"
In addition, fans can submit videos of themselves singing "Seasons of Love" on social media for a chance to be included in a music video promoting Fox's live staging of Rent. Videos can be submitted using the hashtag #RentSingAlong on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Click here for details.
Airing 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 Dumott 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 will be 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.