Fox has announced the cast and creative team for “Rent,” the next musical to get the live TV treatment from the network.
The cast for the show will include “Grease: Live” star Vanessa Hudgens, R&B singer and “Dancing With the Stars” alum Tinashe, former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Valentina, “Hearts Beat Loud” star Kiersey Clemons, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” star Brandon Victor Dixon, “Grease: Live’s” Jordan Fisher, musician Brennin Hunt and “Empire” star Mario. “The Greatest Showman’s” Keala Settle will perform the solo for “Seasons of Love” and join the show’s ensemble.
The musical is set to be broadcast live from Fox Studios on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Allan Larson and Vince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine of Revolution Studios will executive produce the project from 20th Century Fox Television.
Michael Greif, who directed the original New York Theatre Workshop and Broadway versions of “Rent” will oversee the stage direction, with Alex Rudzinksi serving as live television director.