Initial casting has been announced for The Muny's summer production of Jonathan Larson's Rent, which will play the outdoor St. Louis venue August 4-10.
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown, the company will be led by Lincoln Clauss as Mark, Vincent Kempski as Roger, Ashley De La Rosa as Mimi, Tré Frazier as Benjamin, Adrian Villegas as Angel, Evan Tyrone Martin as Tom, Anastacia McCleskey as Joanne, and Lindsay Heather Pearce as Maureen.
The production will also have choreography by Breon Arzell, associate choreography by Carollette Phillips, and music direction by Jermaine Hill.
Additional casting and creative team members will be announced.
Directed by Michael Greif, Rent opened at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre April 29, 1996, following previews that began April 16. The musical received 10 1996 Tony nominations, subsequently winning four, including Best Musical. Larson's work also won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. After 16 previews and 5,123 regular performances, the production played its final show September 7, 2008.
Set in Manhattan in the 1990s and inspired by Puccini’s opera La Bohème, the hit musical follows a group of young East Village artists, performers, and philosophers as they struggle through the hardships of poverty, societal discord, and the AIDS epidemic in the search for life, love and art.
The Telsey Office is the official casting partner for The Muny.
The Muny's 2023 season also includes Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (June 12-18), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (June 22-30), Chess (July 5-11), West Side Story (July 15-21), Little Shop of Horrors (July 25-31), and Sister Act (August 14-20).