Vanessa Hudgens is Mimi in Rent!

Vanessa Hudgens is Mimi in Rent!

Vanessa Hudgens is teaming back up with her Beastly costar Neil Patrick Harris — this time in Rent!

The 21-year-old actress will star as Mimi, a role portrayed by Rosario Dawson in the film version of Rent.

Neil told press, “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.”

Directed by NPH, the play will run from August 6-8 at the Hollywood Bowl in California.

Congrats, Vanessa!

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Credit: Ethan Miller; Photos: Getty
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#1
ty @ 1:58 pm on 04/09/2010

ccant waitttt <333333333333333333

#2
amy @ 1:58 pm on 04/09/2010

Wow, congrats Vanessa (: happy for you!

#3
angel @ 1:59 pm on 04/09/2010

Wonderful news, I’m super happy for her!
I’m really happy that she auditioned for this role

#4
Carol @ 1:59 pm on 04/09/2010

OMG this is so awesome!!!
I wish I live in LA to see this

Congrats V…!!

I’m sure she’ll be amazing!!!!

#5
Silvana @ 1:59 pm on 04/09/2010

Oh my GOD!!!!! I LOVE YOOUUU SO MUCH!!

congrats vaness! (:
i’m excited for this.

#7
funpun @ 2:02 pm on 04/09/2010

Congrats Vanessa!!! That is great!! …. By the way Idina Menzel didn’t originate the role of Mimi on Broadway … She originated the role of Maureen.

#8
inji @ 2:03 pm on 04/09/2010

OMG, this is great!!! :DDD

#9
vfan @ 2:04 pm on 04/09/2010

Wow! I am so proud of her!
I won’t be able to see it, but she will be amazing! :)

#10
Clémentine @ 2:04 pm on 04/09/2010

OMG !!!!!
I’m so so proud of Vanessa.
V + NPH + Rent = awesome project !

#11
birdie @ 2:09 pm on 04/09/2010

Epic News, I am so there. Congrats Vanessa.

#12
Masbonita @ 2:10 pm on 04/09/2010

AHHH, I wish I live in LA too! Congrats!

#13
jess! @ 2:10 pm on 04/09/2010

OMG!!!!
I´m sooo proud of her!!!
Awesomee!

#14
SWEET @ 2:11 pm on 04/09/2010

Oh great great great
So so proud of you V
I konw this is such a big thing …
Congratulations Vanessa…

#15
Valerie @ 2:13 pm on 04/09/2010

ehhh sad really

#16
bee @ 2:14 pm on 04/09/2010

Idina wasn’t mimi on broadway..Idina was maureen, dorothy was mimi

#17
chic @ 2:14 pm on 04/09/2010

should be good! oh and jared Idina menzel did not play mimi she played moreen. shame on you

Congrats to Vanessa!

#18
Cassy @ 2:14 pm on 04/09/2010

she’s gonna suck. she’s so baby doll.

#19
Nic @ 2:21 pm on 04/09/2010

Mimi was originated by Daphne Rubin-Vega… not Idina

#20
Vanessa lover @ 2:23 pm on 04/09/2010

Can’t wait! I’m so going to go see it! Congrats Vanessa!

#21
camii @ 2:26 pm on 04/09/2010

omg that is so freaking awesome!!
im so excited!!
& so damn happy for her!!

#22
Karen @ 2:32 pm on 04/09/2010

Well, take that you naysayers!! LOL I can only imagine how excited she must be!

#23
anne @ 2:36 pm on 04/09/2010

CONGRATULATIONS VANESSA!
she deserves this opportunity to show people how much talent she truly has!
we already know her to be amazing, it’s time for the non believers to be convert.
Vanessa live on Broadway, oh how I wish I lived in LA :(

#24
. @ 2:39 pm on 04/09/2010

@Cassy:

Shut up jealous bee-otch…just because you’re not getting any ;)

#25
jo @ 2:39 pm on 04/09/2010

Congrats Vanessa!!! Yes, I love RENT

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