"Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes..." The immediately recognizable "Seasons of Love" appropriately kicks off Without You, the theatrical memoir of Anthony Rapp, who originated the lead role of Mark in Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking rock musical Rent. To Rapp's credit, he makes what could be a painfully cliche opening feel genuine, as though the song was written only yesterday. It's a freshness that only an original Rent star could give a 30-year-old tune. That's also the...
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There's no day but today to get tickets to Without You, the new one-man musical by Anthony Rapp that celebrates an iconic modern musical. Get Anthony Rapp's Without You tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Without You is a musical, based on Rapp's New York Times bestselling memoir, about the show that changed his life. He shares how at 22, he was working at Starbucks and low on money — and then came an audition for a new show called Rent. Rapp didn't know it yet, but Jonathan Larson's rock musical about bohemian New Yorkers living through the AIDS crisis would soon revolutionize the modern musical and cement Larson in theatre history.
But on the day of Rent's first-ever performance off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Larson died. With Rent songs, original music, and personal anecdotes, Rapp pays tribute to Larson in Without You and the love, loss, and life-changing experiences being a part of Rent brought him.
Rapp originated the lead role of filmmaker Mark Cohen off Broadway in 1996, on Broadway later that year, and in London in 1998. His other Broadway credits include Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and If/Then, which also featured his Rent co-star Idina Menzel.
Rapp published Without You in 2006 and first turned the book into a stage show in 2012. He has performed that version in London, Edinburgh, Toronto, Boston, and more, but Without You off Broadway is its first production in New York. Though Without You is called a one-man show, Rapp is accompanied on stage by a five-piece band as he performs songs like "La Vie Boheme," a flagship Rent song, and "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., which he used to audition for Rent back in the '90s.
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January 14th, 2023
June 11th, 2023
New World Stages
May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: Anthony Rapp
Songs by: Jonathan Larson, Anthony Rapp, David Matos, Joe Pisapia, Daniel A. Weiss
Director: Steven Maler
Cast list: Anthony Rapp
Design: Eric Southern
Costumes: Angela Vesco
Lighting: Eric Southern
Sound: Brian Ronan
Other info: Projection design by David Bengali; orchestrations and musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss; additional arrangements by Tom Kitt; band includes Daniel A. Weiss, Clérida Eltimé, Paul Gil, Jerry Marotta, Lee Moretti