There are only 129,600 minutes left until the live music premieres of "Rent". Yes, we did the calculations. So how is it measured, is time measured up to that moment?
With casting ads with stars, of course.
Prior to Fox's latest foray into live television events, a series of famous faces have been added to the cast of Jonathan Larson's latest musical adaptation.
Vanessa Hudgens, who stole the show as Rizzo in "Grease: Live" last year, will play performance artist Maureen Johnson. Idina Menzel originated the role in the inaugural Broadway production.
Hudgens previously played drug-addicted teenager Mimi Marquez in a production of the Hollywood Bowl musical in 2010, but this time, the role will go to pop star Tinashe.
The star of "RuPaul's Drag Race", Valentina, is ready to play street drummer Angel. Brandon Victor Dixon, who was nominated for an Emmy for his work on "Jesus Christ Superstar Live," will interpret his love interest, philosophy professor Tom Collins.
The star of "Hamilton" Jordan Fisher will play the narrator of the program, the aspiring filmmaker Mark Cohen. Brennin Hunt will star in his roommate, musician Roger Davis.
"Dope" actor Kiersey Clemons and Grammy winner Mario complete the cast as Hudgens' girlfriend, Joanne Jefferson and Benjamin Coffin III, respectively.
The thief of scenes of "The Greatest Showman", Keala Settle, will also be available to tie his heart during a solo of "Seasons of Love".
"Rent", a story about a group of young artists who live in the East Village neighborhood of New York City during the HIV / AIDS crisis, debuted for the first time on Broadway in 1996. It became one of the most musical old to date, ending its 12- year in 2008. A film adaptation starring many members of the original cast and Rosario Dawson premiered in 2005.
The live musical television event airs on January 27, 2019.