Anthony Rapp, currently employed by his brother Adam in the West Coast premiere of the latter's newest play, Nocturne at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, will do that theatre company a favor before leaving the Bay Area. With his three-piece band, the Rent star will sing his original tunes one night only, Nov. 13, for the benefit of the Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre.
Anthony is best known for creating the role of Mark in Rent, a role he played Off-Broadway, on Broadway, in Chicago and in London's West End. His other credits include the title role in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, "Adventures in Babysitting," "Six Degrees of Separation" and the upcoming Russel Crowe film, "A Beautiful Mind."
Rapp will sing selections from his debut solo CD, "Look Around." Described by Rapp as "alternapop," the 12 song disc includes "Living Alive," "Human Tornado," "Look Around," "Lesson #1," "Room to Breathe" and "Out Out Damn Spot."
Tickets to the concert are $12 for general admission and $25 for preferred seating and admission to the after-party with Rapp and the band. For tickets, call (510) 845-4700. Berkeley Rep is on the web at http://www.berkeleyrep.org.
— By Christine Ehren