On Sunday, January 27, FOX will stage a live production of Rent to celebrate the hit musical’s 20th anniversary of its Broadway run. Entertainment Tonight gives your first look at the network’s highly-anticipated remake. The clip features Brandon Victor Dixon and Valentina in their costumes as Tom Collins and Angel Dumont Schunard respectively on the set of a photo shoot for the upcoming event.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race alum certainly looks the part, but does she have the pipes to pull it off? Many wondered that very same thing when FOX initially announced the cast. Based on a couple of notes, I’d say Valentina does. Watch the clip below to hear for yourself. The singing begins at the 2:40 mark.
Drag Race Star Valentina Is Ready for Her ‘Rent: Live!’ Debut
Rent Live! also stars Vanessa Hudgens (So You Think You Can Dance) as Maureen Johnson, singer Tinashe as Mimi Marquez, Disney actor Jordan Fisher as March Cohen, Kiersey Clemons (The Flash) as Joanne Jefferson, Brennin Hunt (Walking With Herb) as Roger Davis and Mario (Empire) as Benjamin Coffin III. The Greatest Showman breakout star Keala Settle will join the ensemble cast to perform “Seasons Of Love.”
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