BWW TV: Production Designer Jason Sherwood Sets the Scene for FOX's RENT!
How do you capture the essence of one of the most iconic musicals in Broadway history and make it work for live television? Production Designer extraordinaire Jason Sherwood is making magic happen in LA as FOX's Rent enters its final week of rehearsals. Below, he tells us all about how they will bring the East Village to life in a massive way, and even gives us a sneak peek of the set!
Joining the previously announced leads Kiersey Clemons, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, Brennin Hunt, Mario, Tinashe, Valentina and Keala Settle, are Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine Marcos, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Debra Cardona, Darius Crenshaw, Alton Fitzgerald White, Bryce Ryness, Emerson Collins, Benjamin Rivera, Robert Roldan, Morgan Marcell, Khori Petinaud, Mia DeWeese, Fred Odgaard, Tilly Evans-Krueger. They'll be joined by dancers including Hannahlei Cabanilla, Sasha Dominique Mallory, Ty Wells, Jessica Lee Keller, Lenin Fernandez Jr., Nick Lanzisera.
The groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is a re-imagining of Puccini's "La Boheme," and set in New York City's gritty East Village. "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil.