Anthony Fedorov and Natalie Wachen will join the cast of off-Broadway's Rent as Roger and Mimi, respectively, on July 11 at New World Stages. Also new to the Rent cast is Shaleah Adkisson, who took over the role of Joanne on June 11.
Written by the late Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, Rent follows a group of East Village friends dealing with life as a twentysomething in New York City in the face of the AIDS crisis. The revival opened at New World Stages on August 11, 2011.
Best known as a contestant on American Idol, Fedorov has appeared off-Broadway in The Fantasticks. Wachen has appeared on TV's Boardwalk Empire and on stage in Ain't Misbehavin' and Grease. Adkisson appread on Broadway and in the national tour of Hair.
The cast of Rent also features Nicholas Christopher as Collins, Josh Grisetti as Mark, Emma Hutton as Maureen, Rashad Naylor as Benny, MJ Rodriguez as Angel, as well as Margot Bingham, Amber Iman, Marcus Paul James, Aaron LaVigne, Taylor Trensch, Morgan Weed, Xavier Cano, Sean Michael Murray and Genny Lis Padilla.