It’s only about 129,600 minutes until “Clean” live musical premiere – yes, we did math – so how do you measure, measure time up to then?
With stamped cast messages, of course. 19659002] In front of Fox’s latest progress to live TV events, a number of famous faces have been added in the casting of the latest adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s classic musical.
Vanessa Hudgens, who stole the show like Rizzo in last year’s “Grease: Live”, will play performance artist Maureen Johnson. Idina Menzel represented the role of the initial Broadway production.
Hudgens previously played the role of drug addictive teenager Mimi Marquez in a 201
0 Hollywood Bowl production of the musical, but this time the role will be to go to the pop star Tinashe.
“RolPaul’s Drag Race” star Valentina is set to play the guitar drummer Angel . Brandon Victor Dixon, nominated for an Emmy for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”, will play her love interest, philosophy professor Tom Collins.
“Hamilton” star Jordan Fisher will play the show’s narrator, prominent filmmaker Mark Cohen. Brennin Hunt will star as his roommate, musician Roger Davis.
“Dope” actor Kiersey Clemons and Grammy winner Mario round out the role of Hudgens girlfriend Joanne Jefferson and Benjamin Coffin III.
“The Great Showman” stage star Keala Settle will also be on hand to belt his heart out during a “Seasons of Love” solo.
“Hear”, a story about a group of young artists living in New York City’s eastern part of the HIV / AIDS crisis, debuted for the first time on Broadway in 1996. It became one of the longest musicals to date and ended its 12th year-old race 2008. A movie adaptation with many original cast members and Rosario Dawson premier 2005.
The live musical television event flies January 27, 2019.