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Actor in Fox's live 'Rent' is injured, but show will 'go on'

Last Updated Jan 27, 2019 at 4:03 pm PDT

This image released by Fox shows Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis from the musical "Rent." RENT airing Sunday, Jan. 27. Hunt was injured during a rehearsal Saturday but producers insist Sunday night’s show “must, and will, go on.” (Pamela Littky/FOX via AP)
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Actor Brennin Hunt, who plays Roger Davis, has been injured

Fox's live broadcast of the play 'Rent' will still go on

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the stars of the live broadcast of the musical “Rent” on Fox was injured during a rehearsal Saturday but producers insist Sunday night’s show “must, and will, go on.”

Brennin Hunt, who plays the role of rocker Roger Davis, hurt his foot. It is unclear how that will affect his performance or if pre-taped elements will be necessary.

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Hunt competed in “The X-Factor” and appeared in “Nashville.” He is playing the part in “Rent” originated by Adam Pascal.

The high-energy rock musical by Jonathan Larson celebrates survival among the artists and homeless of New York’s East Village. It contains the memorable songs “Seasons of Love” and “Another Day.”

The cast also includes Broadway veteran Brandon Victor Dixon, recording artists Tinashe and Mario, and Vanessa Hudgens of “High School Musical.”

In a statement, the playwright’s sister, Julie Larson, said the “new cast has embodied the spirit of the show from day one and they embraced Brennin with positive and uplifting love in his moment of need.”