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Broadway star Kerry Ellis to perform in Rent

Date Posted: 22/10/2012

Tickets are now on sale for the JP Production concert version of Rent, which begins its regional tour in April 2013.

A celebration of 20 years on stage

Starring Kerry Ellis and Rory Taylor, group travel organisers can enjoy a concert tour which will celebrate 20 years of Rent performances.

The original musical is a story following a group of friends living in New York, struggling to make it in a city overshadowed by the threat of HIV/AIDS. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent is about survival, falling in love, and finding your voice.

Broadway star Kerry Ellis

Kerry Ellis has previously played Elphaba in Wicked, Meat in We Will Rock You and Nancy in Oliver!

Having performed on Broadway and in the West End, Kerry’s won several theatre awards. These include the 2008 whatsonstage.com award for Best Takeover in a Role, and the broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough performance.

Kerry Ellis said: “I am really looking forward to being part of this amazing concert version of Rent. It is a show I have always wanted to do, as it has the most fantastic songs.”

Rent tour dates

Opera House, Manchester: 25th April
• Liverpool Auditorium (Echo Arena), Liverpool: 27th April
St David’s Hall, Cardiff: 28th April
Mill Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne: 29th April
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham: 30th  April
Regents Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent: 2nd May
SECC, Glasgow: 3rd May
City Variety Music Hall, Leeds: 4th May
The Cliffs Pavilion, South End Theatre: 5th May

For further group travel information contact your chosen venue

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