NEW YORK (AP) _ Scary Spice Melanie Brown is coming to Broadway.

Brown joins the cast of ``Rent'' on April 15, playing Mimi in the Jonathan Larson musical, which transplants Puccini's ``La Boheme'' to New York's East Village in the 1990s.

Brown, a former Spice Girl, is signed through Sept. 21, Don Summa, a spokesman for the show, said Friday, but the 28-year-old singer will be out of the musical for four weeks beginning sometime in mid-June to fulfill previous commitments.