RENT – ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK OF THE FOX TELEVISION EVENT WITH VANESSA HUDGENS, JORDAN FISHER, TINASHE, KIERSEY CLEMONS, BRENNIN HUNT, MARIO, VALENTINA AND BRANDON VICTOR DIXON
FEATURES 31 VOICES AND 23-PIECE ORCHESTRA WITH NEW ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER STEPHEN OREMUS
INCLUDES SPECIAL RECORDING OF "SEASONS OF LOVE (FINALE)" FEATURING ICONIC STARS FROM THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST OF "RENT"
Sony Masterworks Broadway announces today's release of RENT – ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK OF THE FOX TELEVISION EVENT, featuring music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT, as performed by the star-studded cast of FOX's television event, the soundtrack is produced by Stephen Oremus, executive-produced by Marc Platt and co-produced by Derik Lee.
The soundtrack features performances by actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens (Maureen Johnson), singer/songwriter Jordan Fisher (Mark Cohen), recording artist Tinashe (Mimi Marquez), actress Kiersey Clemons (Joanne Jefferson), newcomer and singer/songwriter Brennin Hunt (Roger Davis), R&B/Pop superstar Mario (Benjamin Coffin III), performer Valentina (Angel Dumont Schunard) and Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Brandon Victor Dixon (Tom Collins). Additionally, Keala Settle performs the iconic solo from "Seasons of Love."
The groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is a re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village. "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.
Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Mary Poppins Returns," "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," "Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, executive-produced the television event. Tony Award-nominated director Michael Greif ("Dear Evan Hansen," "Rent"), who directed the original New York Theatre Workshop and Broadway productions of "Rent," was the director overseeing the stage direction; and Alex Rudzinski ("Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," "Grease: Live," "Dancing with the Stars") served as the live television director.
In addition to Greif, creative team members from the original Broadway production of "Rent" who returned for the television adaptation include Emmy Award-winning casting director Bernie Telsey and costume designer Angela Wendt. Additional creative team members include Obie Award winner Kristoffer Diaz writing the adaptation for television, Emmy Award winner Al Gurdon as lighting designer, Tony Award and Grammy Award winner Stephen Oremus as music director and producer, Jason Sherwood as set designer and two-time Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh as choreographer.
"Rent" 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.
RENTis produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Allan Larson and Revolution Studios' Vince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine serve as executive producers. Alex Rudzinskialso serves as an executive producer.