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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.

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Jonathan Larson (RENT Book by), Kristoffer Diaz (adapted for television by)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Musical

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TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rent: Live See more »

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Stereo

Color:

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Hannahlei Cabanilla won a part by winning the 2018 So You Think You Can Dance (2005) competition. See more »

Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye Love
Written by Jonathan Larson
Performed by Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe, Kiersey Clemons, Jordan Fisher, Brennin Hunt and Mario
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Could've been, should've been...
28 January 2019 | by boston2lalalandSee all my reviews

I've seen Rent on stage numerous times. I've had grace to see Rent on Broadway, off Broadway, in many small and large theaters, with both small and large budgets. I've watched the film version & prior TV presentation. Rent is, obviously, a favorite of mine. This 'Live' presentation has a cast with much proven talent. Some of the crew are familiar for their ace work. I had high hopes. This was such a disappointment & waste of amazing material & many fine efforts. It was hard to follow the staging, seemingly due to combination of jerky flow of sets to lack of cohesive direction of camera work. The quality of the choreography varied from professional to grammar school rehearsal. The greatest issue were the absurd cuts for commercial. That may be the root cause of why so much else, the staging, camera work, choreography, was choppy. Would seem possible Fox placed focus on commercials. Yes, with commercial TV one does expect breaks, but some rational scheduling of them should have been done. As it was, the flow of the music, dance and vocals was repeatedly lost. The powerful human emotion inherent in Rent kept on being broken time and again. A shame. For the performers and crew who did their all, I'd give a 8/10. For how Fox chose to mismanage and cheapen those efforts and, truly, disrespect Jonathan Larson's Rent, I'd give 2/10. A shame.


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