Vanessa Hudgens will star as Mimi in the premiere of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA on August 6, 7 & 8, 2010, according to Broadway World Neil Patrick Harris will his directorial debut. On casting Vanessa, Neil said:
‘She came in for a work session, and I must say, Vanessa really impressed. She looks amazing, has great vocal chops, and seems really committed to honoring the somewhat iconic role of Mimi. I look forward to audiences seeing a dark, edgy, and very different side of Vanessa Hudgens this August.’
Tickets, available beginning May 2, may be purchased @ HollywoodBowl.com, by phone at 323-850-2000, in person @ Hollywood Bowl box office, or through Ticketmaster.