Hot Clip of the Day: Dance the "Tango: Maureen" for RENT Anniversary & International Dance Day

Last updated April 29th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: Dance the "Tango: Maureen" for RENT An…

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"Tango: Maureen" (Tracie Thoms and Anthony Rapp)

Ulterior Motives: How do you combine the RENT Broadway opening night anniversary back in 1996 and International Dance Day? Thank you Jonathan Larson! Anthony Rapp, RENT's original Mark Cohen and Tracie Thoms, the Broadway company's final Joanne Jefferson, appeared on morning television to perform this rare duet from the show. Mark is trying to help Joanne fix Maureen's, Joanne's girlfriend's (and Mark's ex's) sound equipment. As you might know, we need our favorite diva to take her stage and get "Over The Moon" to happen - mics gotta gotta gotta to be on. A tango ensues vocally and physically. Both actors reprised their roles for the film version of RENT which they were promoting on the interview that followed the performance.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: We love the improvised tango'ing with two mic stands. The final chorus harmonies at 2:50 are gold.