‘Rent’ 2024 Full Cast Announced
9 Works Theatrical has just announced the full cast for its upcoming staging of the Broadway musical, Rent. It is the company’s first production for 2024.
After staging Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM! just last year, the company is set to stage Larson’s most popular musical this April. The company has previously staged Rent in 2010 and 2011.
The full cast features Anthony Rosaldo as Roger, Molly Langley and Thea Astley alternating as Mimi, Ian Pangilinan and Reb Atadero alternating as Mark, Justine Peña and Jasmine Fitzgerald alternating as Maureen, Garrett Bolden as Tom Collins, Adrian Lindayag and Lance Reblando alternating as Angel, Mica Fajardo and Fay Castro alternating as Joanne, Markki Stroem as Benny, and Guji Lorenzana as Benny/ Mr. Johnson. Stroem will also play the role of Tom Collins in certain performances.
Also in the cast are Abi Sulit as Pam, Jordan Andrews as Gordono, Misha Fabian as Ally, Chesko Rodriguez and Paul Valdez alternating as Steve, Kai Banson as Alexi Darling, and Vyen Villanueva as Paul.
Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this musical.
Rent was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 1996 and won four including Best Musical, and Best Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score for Larson.
Ticketing details and other information will be announced soon.