I got this inside scoop this afternoon but had to wait until 12:01AM to post the story, but that time has come and I can now report that Season 1 American Idol finalist Tamyra Gray will be joining the Broadway cast of Rent in the role of Mimi Marquez beginning May 29. She will perform in the role through November 25.
This will be Tamyra's second Broadway gig, after having appeared in Bombay Dreams a few years ago.
Two months after Tamyra joins the show, original Rent stars Anthony Rapp (as Marc Cohen) and Adam Pascal (as Roger Davis) will re-join the cast for a six-week engagement (through September 9). Both also played their roles in the film version of the show.
Tamyra will be joining Fantasia and Anthony Fedorov, who are appearing on the New York stage in The Color Purple and The Fantasticks, respectively. Other Idol alumni who have hit the Great White Way are Diana Degarmo (Hairspray) and Constantine Maroulis (The Wedding Singer).
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