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Rent: Live (2019)

TV-14 | | Musical | TV Movie 27 January 2019
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The story of several friends in New York City facing financial poverty, homophobia, AIDS, and, of course, rent.


Jonathan Larson (RENT Book by), Kristoffer Diaz (adapted for television by)
4,711 ( 355)
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Hudgens ... Maureen Johnson
Jordan Fisher ... Mark Cohen
Tinashe ... Mimi Marquez
Kiersey Clemons ... Joanne Jefferson
Brennin Hunt ... Roger Davis
Mario ... Benjamin Coffin III
James Leyva ... Angel Dumott Schunard (as Valentina)
Brandon Victor Dixon ... Tom Collins
Keala Settle ... Cy / Mrs. Davis / Others
J. Elaine Marcos ... Alexi Darling
Matthew Saldivar Matthew Saldivar ... Mr. Grey / Salvation Army Santa / Gordon / Drunk Santa 1 / Vendor / Security Guard (as Matt Saldivar)
Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Mrs. Cohen / Mrs. Jefferson / Sue / Homeless Woman with Bags / Vendor / Police Officer
Alton Fitzgerald White ... Police Officer / Mr. Jefferson / Support Group Member 2 / Homeless Man / Vendor / Cook / Drag Queen / The Pastor
Bryce Ryness ... The Man / Police Officer / Cook Owner / Support Group Member 16
Emerson Collins ... Steve / Life Cafe Waiter / Police Officer / Drunk Santa 2 / Junkie / Host / Halloween Costume
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The story of several friends in New York City facing financial poverty, homophobia, AIDS, and, of course, rent.

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The program won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special and Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special. See more »


References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »


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Written by Jonathan Larson
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It Works Pretty Well
28 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

These TV musicals are always a little sketchy. I'm not a "Renthead" so I don't have much to go on. I saw the Broadway traveling company a few years ago and was quite captivated. Here, I felt the pacing was a bit slow. It is performed on an enormous stage, with the audience sitting in rectangular cells. This is a really touching story of the AIDS epidemic. It is about a sort of artists colony in a rental building. Many of the people there are HIV positive at a time when most would die from it. Others are drug users. Some are gay. They are all trying to survive. It is mixture of the angst that such a society would deal with, watching their young friends die off or lose their dreams. There is a nice moment at the end.

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