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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  • ty

    ccant waitttt <333333333333333333

  • amy

    Wow, congrats Vanessa (: happy for you!

  • angel

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

  • Carol

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

    Congrats V…!!

    I’m sure she’ll be amazing!!!!

  • Silvana

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

  • amanda carmela;

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

  • funpun

    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.

  • inji

    OMG, this is great!!! :DDD

  • vfan

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

  • Clémentine

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

  • birdie

    Epic News, I am so there. Congrats Vanessa.

  • Masbonita

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

  • jess!

    I´m sooo proud of her!!!


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

  • Valerie

    ehhh sad really

  • bee

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

  • chic

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

    Congrats to Vanessa!

  • Cassy

    she’s gonna suck. she’s so baby doll.

  • Nic

    Mimi was originated by Daphne Rubin-Vega… not Idina

  • Vanessa lover

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

  • camii

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

  • Karen

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

  • anne

    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 :(

  • .


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

  • jo

    Congrats Vanessa!!! Yes, I love RENT

  • rissa

    OH MY GOSH! As a musical buff, i really want to see this. haha. anyways, yeah, Idina originated Maureen not Mimi.

  • inji

    i was gonna go on holiday to LA this year aswell but we’re going next year instead! NOOO… it wouldve been amazing to see this!

  • http://Justjaredjr Jenny.s.

    congratulations vanessa, so happy for you
    wish i lived in LA, I would totally be there
    I’m sure she’ll do great <3

  • suzy

    i am happy she is getting to show people more of her fabulous talent.

  • Jen

    Idina Menzel originated the role of Maureen… Daphne Rubin-Vega originated the role of Mimi… But congrats anyways Vanessa!

  • Sara

    This is awesome news and I’m so happy for her.

  • abby

    Wait so its only for 3 days? O_o

  • jo

    JARED Idina didn’t play mimi

  • anon

    is this a movie or a play?

  • Tay

    Daphne Rubin-Vega originated Mimi on Broadway. Idina Menzel played Maureen

  • lol

    This is amazing! I can’t wait, she’s so talented

  • h t

    Idina Menzel originated the role of Maureen in Rent not Mimi. She also played Maureen in the movie along with Rosario Dawson as Mimi.

  • stacycandid

    awesome!congrats nessa…im sure zac really proud to her………….gggooooooooooooooooooo nessaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Starlit

    Congrats V!

    I’m very happy for you! *-*

  • Katty

    That’s so cool! I’ve been dying to know what she is gonna be in next. I really wish I could see it… but I like in Pennsylvania, it’s not gonna happen. I bet she’ll be awesome!

    I wanna know what MOVIES she is gonna be in next though.

  • honey

    GO NESSA !!!!

  • xoxo

    Congrats to Vanessa!!! Wishing I could go see it! You nay sayers need to shut up…she won star of tomorrow award at ShoWest, Zack Snyder casted her in his movies cause he thought she was amazing and he is hard to please, and critics absolutely love her…regardless of what you may think, she has a ton of talent and Im glad she gets to show it off on stage!! Congrats again Vanessa!

  • carly

    amazing so great???

  • Valery

    so proud of her!!!! :D

  • ZANE

    sweet! congrats V

  • daniel

    that’s gonna be AWESOME ¡¡¡¡¡

  • Tere995

    Congrats, Vanessa. Hope you have fun on stage.

  • Jenny

    Congrats Vanessa!!!!!!

  • Tere995

    @Cassy: Hey ever heard if you don’t have something nice to say don,t say it at all.

    I think this is what will put her on the map. She won,t be known as the girl from HSM or Zac Efron’s girl. Congrats.

  • Glory

    I’m so proud of her.
    She’s gonna rock it and it’s a great character for her to play. I’m happy for her and NPH.

>>>>>>> staging1