Set to “Seasons Of Love,” Fox uses the song to introduce the cast of Rent Live, scheduled to air January 27 at 7 p.m.
The live television event stars Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud), Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), Jordan Fisher (Hamilton), Vanessa Hudgens (Grease: Live), Brennin Hunt (Nashville), Mario (Empire), Tinashe (Dancing with the Stars), and Valentina (RuPaul’s Drag Race).
The re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” is set in New York City’s gritty East Village, and tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of social and political turmoil.
Rent was originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
Rent Live is executive produced by Marc Platt (Grease: Live, La La Land, Wicked), Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution Studios’ Vince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.
CMO: Shannon Ryan, Fox Broadcasting Company
EVP Marketing: Tommy Gargotta, Fox Broadcasting Company
SVP On-Air Promo: Scott Edwards, Fox Broadcasting Company
VP/On-Air Creative: Julio Cabral, Fox Broadcasting Company
VP On-Air Reality: Brandi Wismann, Fox Broadcasting Company
Senior Creative Director: Stacey Batzer, Fox Broadcasting Company
SVP Talent Relations: Kristen Graham, Fox Broadcasting Company
SVP Music: Mamie Coleman, Fox Broadcasting Company
VP Design: Ian MacRitchie, Fox Broadcasting Company
Editor: Ulmer Bicknell, Fox Broadcasting Company
Director: Isaac Ravishankara, Trailer Park
Director of Photography: Kevin Phillips, Trailer Park
Trailer Park VP: Casey Brickner, Trailer Park
Executive Producer: Stacy Paris, Trailer Park
Production Producer: Sean Barney, Trailer Park