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American Idol’s Anthony Fedorov and Natalie Wachen Take Their First Bows in Rent!

American Idol’s Anthony Fedorov and Natalie Wachen Take Their First Bows in Rent!
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Rent welcomed some new residents to alphabet city on July 11, when Anthony Fedorov and Natalie Wachen joined the cast of the off-Broadway revival. Fedorov, best known for his fourth place finish on the fourth season of American Idol, is playing Roger, and Wachen is playing his lover Mimi. Broadway.com headed to New World Stages on the big day ...

Josh Grisetti on How Rent Transformed the Life of a 'Little, Geeky' Teen from Rural Virginia

Josh Grisetti on How Rent Transformed the Life of a 'Little, Geeky' Teen from Rural Virginia

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Since graduating from Boston Conservatory, Josh Grisetti has been a steady presence on the New York theater scene. His off-Broadway credits include Lotto, The Three Musketeers, After The Ball, Candida and Enter Laughing, which earned him a Theatre World Award. Among his regional roles are a turn as Prince Herbert in Spamalot in Las Vegas, as well ...

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Goodbye Love! Off-Broadway Rent Revival Sets Closing Date

Goodbye Love! Off-Broadway Rent Revival Sets Closing Date

The off-Broadway revival of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent will play its final performance at New World Stages on September 9. Directed by original helmer Michael Greif, the revival opened off-Broadway on August 11, 2011.  Upon closing, it will have played 32 previews and 450 regular performances.

Rent is the story of friends and artists ...

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Anthony Fedorov and Natalie Wachen Join Off-Broadway's Rent

Anthony Fedorov and Natalie Wachen Join Off-Broadway's Rent

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 ...

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Rent Romance-Phobe Emma Hunton Wants Fro-Yo, Not Flowers, on Valentine’s Day

Rent Romance-Phobe Emma Hunton Wants Fro-Yo, Not Flowers, on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people we know: Broadway stars! Read on for memories, menus and much more.

EMMA HUNTON (Maureen in Rent)

What is your happiest Valentine's Day memory?
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Thomas Keller & Sade Are the Perfect Valentine’s Day Combo for Rent’s Justin Johnston

Thomas Keller & Sade Are the Perfect Valentine’s Day Combo for Rent’s Justin Johnston

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people we know: Broadway stars! Read on for memories, menus and much more.

JUSTIN JOHNSTON (Roger in Rent)

What is your happiest Valentine's Day memory?
It would have to ...

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Rent Welcomes New Tenants Josh Grisetti, Justin Johnston and Rashad Naylor

Rent Welcomes New Tenants Josh Grisetti, Justin Johnston and Rashad Naylor

The off-Broadway production of Rent is welcoming three new stars to the to East Village on January 20 when Rashad Naylor joins previously announced Josh Grisetti and Justin Johnston in the roles of Benny, Mark and Roger, respectively. This current incarnation of the iconic rock musical, directed by Michael Greif, plays at New World Stages.

Naylor is replacing Ephraim Sykes ...

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Justin Johnston, Emma Hunton & More Headed to Off-Broadway's Rent

Justin Johnston, Emma Hunton & More Headed to Off-Broadway's Rent

The gritty East Village world of Rent will be getting some new residents soon when Broadway vets Justin Johnston, Emma Hunton and Josh Grisetti and newcomer Aaron Lavigne join the rock musical’s off-Broadway cast at New World Stages.

According to the show’s official Facebook page, Hunton will step into the role of performance artist Maureen (currently played by ...

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Adam Chanler-Berat & the Cast of Rent Bring the East Village to The Early Show

Adam Chanler-Berat & the Cast of Rent Bring the East Village to The Early Show

It was an unusually early morning for some denizens of the East Village on December 17, when the off-Broadway cast of Rent dropped by CBS’ The Early Show. Led by Adam Chanler-Berat as Mark and Matt Shingledecker as Roger, the cast rocked out on their show’s title number, spent a moment discussing pre-dawn performance tips, then took things down ...

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See Rent Star Annaleigh Ashford In Her Go-Go Dancer Days with Lady Gaga!

See Rent Star Annaleigh Ashford In Her Go-Go Dancer Days with Lady Gaga!

The only thing better than hearing Rent star Annaleigh Ashford dish on her days as a go-go dancer with Lady Starlight and Lady Gaga is seeing the photo to prove it! In this super-glam snapshot, Ashford, as her alter ego Hollywood Starr, rocks the back row with Gaga herself, while equally over-the-top New York personalities Kevin Wyzzard, DJ Lady Starlight ...

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