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Scary Spice to Join Cast of ‘Rent’

March 26, 2004

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.

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