Full casting has been announced for the 20th anniversary production of RENT, which will run at St James Theatre from the 8th December until the 28th January 2017.
The production, which is in rehearsals now, is a collaboration between Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, and will open at the Theatr Clwyd for a limited season from 21 October before heading on a three week tour ahead of an extended run at the St James Theatre.
Javar La’trial Parker and Joshua Dever join the previously announced Ross Hunter as Roger Davis, Billy Cullum as Mark Cohen, Ryan O’Gorman as Tom Collins, Shanay Holmes as Joanne Jefferson, Layton Williams as Angel Schunard, Philippa Stefani as Mimi Marquez and Lucie Jones as Maureen Johnson, with Kevin Yates, Jordan Laviniere, Christina Modestou, Bobbie Little, Jenny O’Leary and Katie Bradley in the production directed by Bruce Guthrie.
Jonathan Larson’s original musical is inspired by Puccini’s opera La Boheme and premiered on Broadway in 1996, going on to win four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It received its West End premiere in 1998, when it played at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where it ran for eighteen months.
This exhilarating, landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess.
This 20th anniversary production will include choreography by Lee Proud, set design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Loren Elstein, lighting design by Rick Fisher, sound design by Mike Walker and video design by Andrzej Goulding.
RENT will run at St James Theatre from the 8th December until the 28th January 2017. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com,Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.