Former Renter Anthony Rapp has joined the "Broadway Rocks" series presented by New York's 92nd Street Y's Music at Makor program.
"Broadway Rocks," which began Nov. 4 with a concert from Side Show's Alice Ripley, continues with the previously announced David Yazbek (Nov. 18) and Daphne Rubin-Vega (Dec. 2). Rapp will offer his concert on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Rapp played Mark in the Broadway and London productions of Jonathan Larson's Rent and was last on the Main Stem in the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Broadway audiences have also seen the actor in Precious Sons and Six Degrees of Separation, and his screen credits include "A Beautiful Mind," "Road Trip," "Man of the Century," "Twister," "Six Degrees of Separation," "Dazed and Confused," "School Ties," and "Adventures in Babysitting."
On Nov. 18 David Yazbek, who composed the Tony-nominated score for The Full Monty, will perform his original music and will also take part in a discussion about the Broadway and pop-rock worlds. Yazbek will be joined by drummer Patrick Wilson, who plays for the rock band Weezer as well as The Cars' Ric Ocasek. In addition to his successful music career, Yazbek is also an Emmy Award winner for his work writing jokes for "The David Letterman Show" right out of college. The "Broadway Rocks" series continues on Dec. 2 with an evening with former Rent star Daphne Rubin-Vega. The singer-actress received a Tony nomination for her performance as Mimi in the original cast of the Jonathan Larson musical and was last on The Great White Way in the revival of The Rocky Horror Show. She recently appeared in the Drama Dept.'s production of Free to Be You and Me.
The Music at Makor (Hebrew for "source") series will be held at the 92nd Street Y's Steinhardt Building, which is located on the West Side of Manhattan at 35 West 67th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue). Concerts are priced at $25, and show time is 8 PM. Call (212) 212-601-1000; go to www.makor.org for more information.
—By Andrew Gans