Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
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Rent 20th Anniversary Tour Cast Announcement

The tour will make a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on October 3-8.

By - Aug 23rd, 2017 08:45 am
Rent 20th Anniversary Tour announces North America 2017 - 2018 Tour Casting

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour announces North America 2017 – 2018 Tour Casting

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. The tour will make a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on October 3-8 as part of the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more SAVE! and should call Groups Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213.

Leading the cast is Sammy Ferber as “Mark Cohen,” Kaleb Wells as “Roger Davis,” Skyler Volpe as “Mimi Marquez,” Aaron Harrington as “Tom Collins,” Aaron Alcaraz as “Angel Dumott Schunard,” Lyndie Moe as “Maureen Johnson,” Jasmine Easler as “Joanne Jefferson,” and Marcus John as “Benny Coffin III.” The tour will also feature DevinRé Adams, Alana Cauthen, Ashley De La Rosa, Jordan Dunn-Pilz, Logan Farine, Devin J. Hall, Paola Hernandez, Jordan Long, Felix Marchany, Cameron W. Mullin, Chrissy Naruo, and Yael Reich.

Based on original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign re-stages the 20th anniversary tour.  Original Broadway creatives Marlies Yearby (Choreography), Angela Wendt (Costume Design), and Tim Weil (Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements) are joined by Jonathan Spencer (Lighting Design), Keith Caggiano (Sound Design), MiRi Park (Associate Choreographer), and Matthew E. Maraffi (adapting original scenic design by Paul Clay) to make up the creative team for the tour. The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour was cast by Joy Dewing Casting with additional casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.  A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, Motown, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Clue.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RentOnTour or http://rentontour.net/

ABOUT THE MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Established in 1969, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center moves into its 48th year, it continues to build bridges between diverse members of our community through high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series, sponsored by Associated Bank, is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 20 years and provides opportunities to educate, entertain and engage audiences. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus a variety of other important community and family events throughout the year. For more information about events visit the Marcus Center website at www.MarcusCenter.org.  The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.

ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $29 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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