Much like the recent hits Grease Live and Jesus Christ Superstar Live, FOX is hoping to tap into that same magic with their new “live to your living room” version of the classic musical Rent, dubbed Rent Live. Here’s what you need to know
Vanessa Hudgens as “Maureen John” in Rent Live. Photo: Getty Images.
Rent Live cast
This rendition of the musical will have some serious star power with a cast that includes Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, Brennin Hunt, Tinashe, Brandon Victor Dixon, Valentina, Kiersey Clemons, and Mario.
Rent Live trailer
Fox has already premiered a trailer that includes the entire cast singing the show’s most famous song “Seasons of Love” with it’s instantly recognizable “five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred-minutes” refrain. Each cast member is introduced with a stark spotlight shining down on each of them with a bare stage and a black backdrop. As the song gets going, Hudgens gets on the megaphone to kick things up. Or maybe to tell Mario that his harmonies are flat? We’ll have to watch the whole thing to know for sure. But, in the meantime, you can check out the trailer below…
Rent Live premiere date
When does Rent Live premiere? Well according to my calculations it will air “four-thousand-five-hundred and sixty” minutes from 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. For, those who don’t feel like doing the math, Rent Live will premiere this Sunday at 8 p.m. on Fox. That’s right. Now you are officially on notice. So call up your friends, get out your old playbills from the original run on Broadway, and get ready to see the magic unfold on live television. Like any live show, there is potential it could go completely haywire or it could be an event for the ages.
All the ways to watch the Rent Live musical on Fox this weekend
With a growing amount of streaming apps available, many people are cutting the chords on their cable packages to only have binge-able platforms. But what if you want to watch shows as they roll out in real time like Rent Live? Luckily for viewers who find themselves with this problem, you can watch all FOX shows live on the network’s website.
You can also watch the show if you upgrade your Hulu package to include live TV. This plan will cost you $39.99 per month instead of the standard $7.99 package, but you can sign up for a free trial for this plan if you want to test it out before you commit. You can host your Hulu account through devices like PlayStation, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire Stick.