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"Rent" returning to New York stage

"Rent" will be back.

But this time the beloved musical will be off-Broadway and in Queens.

Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning rock musical will open again ahead of its 20th anniversary. Performances will kick off at Long Island City's Secret Theatre in New York beginning Sept. 23.

"Rent" officially debuted on Jan. 25, 1996, at New York Theatre Workshop before moving to Broadway in April of that year. The Broadway production closed on Sept. 7, 2008 after a 12-year run.

Directed by Nick Brennan, the latest cast will star Bernard Holcomb as Collins, Mia Johnson as Joanne, Lindsay Lavin as Maureen, Nina Negron as Mimi,
 André Revels as Benny, Dan Rosenbaum as Roger,
 Daniel Clayton Smith as Mark and Anthony Wright as Angel.

In 2005, "Rent" was adapted into a feature film starring Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs.

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