The Winner of So You Think You Can Dance to Earn Part in Fox's Rent Live

The Winner of So You Think You Can Dance to Earn Part in Fox's Rent Live
The final Broadway company of 'Rent'
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

You'll see! We have a first hint on casting for Rent Live!, Fox's upcoming live musical event. So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced during the August 6 episode of the talent-competition series that this season's winner will take on a role to be announced in the highly anticipated TV musical. As previously reported, Rent Live! will air on January 27, 2019.

The original Broadway company of Rent featured stars-to-be including Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Jesse L. Martin and Daphne Rubin-Vega. A 2005 film adaptation featured much of the original cast.

Jonathan Larson's beloved musical about a group of friends surviving and thriving in New York City at the height of the AIDS crisis has garnered numerous awards, including the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize.

Fox's past musical events include A Christmas Story Live, Grease: Live and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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