June 9 2005

RENT Trailer Online!

WOO! I am so stoked for the movie version of RENT! The first full trailer is online here. I like that the set the whole thing to the song “Seasons Of Love”.

The best news, you get to see the majority of the original cast! For those who never saw the original cast on Broadway, here is my breakdown for you of who is original, and who is not. (using the listings also on

Original Cast:
Taye Diggs as Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III
Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Angel Schunard
Jesse L. Martin as Thomas B. “Tom” Collins
Idina Menzel as Maureen Johnson
Adam Pascal as Roger Davis
Anthony Rapp as Mark Cohen

New Cast:
Rosario Dawson as Mimi Marquez (recasting)
Tracie Thoms as Joanne Jefferson (recasting)
Sarah Silverman as Alexi Darling (in the play, you only ever heard her voice)
Mackenzie Firgens as April (in the play, she is only mentioned and not seen or heard)

November 11th folks. I know, I know, I get excited about movies all the time, but I love this play, and while I am nervous to see it on the screen, I am hopeful. The trailer looks good, my favroite characters are still the original cast, I have hope! The only thing that worries me is that I have heard at least a few songs have been cut, but the trailer for sure shows “Seasons Of Love”, “Light My Candle”, “Today 4 U”, “Tango Maureen” and “Over The Moon”. (If you don’t know these songs, shame on you and you should get the original Broadway soundtrack right this minute!)

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