Fox broadcasted Rent: Live! on Sunday night (Jan. 27). The event starred Vanessa Hudgens (Maureen), Jordan Fisher (Mark), Mario (Benjamin), Tinashe (Mimi), Valentina (Angel), Kiersey Clemons (Joanne), Brandon Victor Dixon (Tom) and Brennin Hunt (Roger).
The show included many special moments, including the original Broadway cast reuniting to sing the iconic “Seasons of Love.” And while the event didn’t exactly go off without a hitch, fans eagerly tuned in to watch this new take on the beloved musical.
Check out some of the reactions to Rent: Live below.
Ima miss this one. Night night rent. It’s been a trip. pic.twitter.com/NgxwOxkhn7
— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) January 28, 2019
Just watched @VanessaHudgens absolutely kill it during take me or leave me. So proud of you Vanessa! ??
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) January 28, 2019
GUTTED that I am working on the same night as this…watch it for me https://t.co/TOB0F1AIVZ
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 27, 2019
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) January 27, 2019
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) January 27, 2019
Thanks for the love! https://t.co/0hb58K5Ex4
— Brandon Victor Dixon (@BrandonVDixon) January 28, 2019
there’s only one idina but baby v sounds good! and she’s having a blast #RENTLive
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) January 28, 2019
I saw RENT on broadway w/ the original cast when I was 12. It showed my how tough & complicated life can be and made me appreciate how lucky I am. It also introduced me to the horrors of the AIDS epidemic. Sadly, we still need more affordable housing and health care. #RENTLive
— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) January 28, 2019
Listen I know people love to hate on these live musicals but this one is freaking great. #RentLive
— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) January 28, 2019
Ummm… @RENTonFOX I can’t Seeeee You?????
— Christopher Jackson (@ChrisisSingin) January 28, 2019
A scene of a Latinx drag queen and a queer black man kissing and singing to each other on national television is a WIN for us all ??. #RentLive
— Johnny Sibilly (@JohnnySibilly) January 28, 2019
If my boo tries to play a guitar on my death bed, KILL ME. Pull the plug and then beat him with said guitar. #RENTLive
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) January 28, 2019
I’m crying super hard already. Seasons Of Love, bout to dehydrate me. #RentLIVE
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) January 28, 2019
— Melinda Doolittle (@mdoolittle) January 28, 2019