New TV: RENT Live! On FOX Nominated by Tinashe

New TV: RENT Live! On FOX Nominated by Tinashe

A favorite classic coming to a screen near you.

A favorite classic coming to a screen near you.

Text: SAMUEL ANDERSON

As the Discovery Issue, V117 features our cast of the latest and greatest ahead, as nominated by the cultural forces of now. This feature appears in the pages of V117, our Spring Preview 2019 issue, on newsstands today!

What better to kick off the next five hundred twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes than a live TV extravaganza? On January 27, Fox will reprise Rent, which, since its ‘96 debut, has inspired not only countless singalongs, but also AIDS and addiction awareness. Rent Live! star Tinashe is taking her “physically and emotionally demanding” role to heart: “I have to say it may be one of the hardest things I’ve done to date,” the Dancing With the Stars alum says of playing the addled Mimi (Rosario Dawson in the 2005 film). Because you may measure your life in love, but every second counts when it comes to live TV.

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