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‘Go Rent!’ – RENT makes it’s way back to Broadway!!

Rent, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Jonathan Larson, is officially headed back to the New York stage. The production, which is being helmed by original Rent director Michael Greif, set dates this summer at off-Broadway’s New World Stages. Broadway.com asked Jesse L. Martin, who played Tom Collins in the original company as well as the movie adaptation, about the musical’s return to the boards.


I think it’s amazing! I want Rent to last forever,” Martin exclaimed and then added, “I’m a little shocked, to be honest, that’s it going to be back so soon, and that Michael Greif is directing it again. But if anybody can do it, he can. It’ll be interesting to see how it’s retold.


Martin noted that the world has changed since Rent’s premiere at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop on January 26, 1996 (it moved to Broadway in April of that year). “It’s definitely a period piece now,” the actor, who just landed a new TV pilot, told Broadway.com, “but the music is timeless and absolutely beautiful. I think it’s going to stick around for a really, really long time. There are constantly new productions—it’s happening all over the world, so go Rent!


[Source: Broadway.Com ]

They Can Act, But Can They Bowl?

Bobby Cannavale, Jesse L. Martin and More Roll One for Second Stage
 

[ click here to see photos of Jesse L. Martin from this event ]

 

“I’m not a good bowler, I’ve never been a good bowler, I will likely never be a very good bowler,” admitted Bobby Cannavale who, along with other A-list actors, captained a team of lucky donors at Second Stage’s 24th annual All-Star Bowling Classic at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge on February 7.

 

Fresh off his first day of rehearsals for Broadway’s The Motherf**ker with the Hat, the actor wasn’t expecting to lead his team to victory, but he did have a more reasonable goal in mind. “I’m hoping to walk away with the award for ‘Most Spirited’ again,” he said of the accolade he took home at last year’s event. “I have that up on my bookshelf, and I’m really proud of it.”

 

So who was going to walk away the night’s big winner? “I’m lookin’ at Anthony Mackie,” Second Stage alum Dylan Baker told Broadway.com. “Come on, he was on the cover of Vanity Fair, now he’s going to come in here and destroy the place.”

 

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