Meet The Cast: ‘Rent’ Off-Broadway

Rent Off Broadway 2011
'Rent' Off-Broadway (2011)Rent returns to NYC in a new production directed by Michael Greif who directed the show’s original off-Broadway and Broadway productions.

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about being young and learning to survive in NYC. It’s about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

The new cast stars Nicholas Christopher as Tom Collins, Corbin Reid as Joanne Jefferson, Ephraim Sykes as Benjamin Coffin III, Tamika Sonja Lawrence as Mrs. Jefferson, Marcus Paul James as Mr. Jefferson/Paul, Margot Bingham as Alexi Darling/Roger’s Mom/and others, MJ Rodriguez as Angel, and Arianda Fernandez as Mimi.

Rent is now running in previews. It officially opens August 11 at New World Stages, located at 340 West 50th St., between 8th and 9th Aves. To purchase tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit for more info.

Meet The Cast: 'Rent' Off-Broadway

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Ben Thompson, Marcus Paul James, Annaleigh Ashford, Margot Bingham, Adam Chanler-Berat, Matt Shingledecker, Michael Wartella, Nicholas Christopher, MJ Rodriguez, Corbin Reid, Morgan Weed, Arianda Fernandez, Ephraim Sykes and Tamika Sonja Lawrence attend the "Rent" Off-Broadway Cast photocall at New World Stages on August 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)