Playbill Poll: Our Readers Share Their Favorite Musicals on Screen

By Playbill Staff
29 Sep 2013

Lea Passione: I really enjoyed Rent when it was filmed on Broadway
JayBirdGriebler: Rent filmed live on Broadway. By far.
jannelandet: Rent filmed live. No contest.

The landmark, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent was filmed Aug. 20, 2009, and on its final Sept. 7, 2009, Broadway performance. The final cast included Tracie Thoms as Joanne, Will Chase as Roger, Renee Goldsberry as Mimi, Eden Espinosa as Maureen, Michael McElroy as Collins, Adam Kantor as Mark, Justin Johnston as Angel and Rodney Hicks as Benny with Shaun Earl, Andrea Goss, Marcus Paul James, Telly Leung, Tracy McDowell, Jay Wilkison, Gwen Stewart and Destan Owens. Hicks and Stewart were both in the original company of Rent and rejoined the cast to close the show.

Directed by Michael Greif, Rent has book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.  Continued...