The new book is set to hit stores Feb. 13 on the Simon & Schuster label. “Without You” begins with Rapp’s audition for the original workshop of the late Jonathan Larson’s Rent and continues through the show’s chaotic journey to Broadway and the phenomenal success the musical — about a group of friends in New York’s East Village — achieved. Rapp candidly discusses his life at the time, including his relationships with several boyfriends as well as his mother’s battle with cancer and her ultimate, heartbreaking death.
Rapp created the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway and London productions of Rent. His other theatrical credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Precious Sons; Six Degrees of Separation; Bright Lights, Big City; Raised in Captivity; Trafficking in Broken Hearts; Youth Is Wasted; Sophistry; and The Destiny of Me. Rapp's film credits feature roles in "A Beautiful Mind," "Adventures in Babysitting," "School Ties," "Dazed and Confused" and "Six Degrees of Separation." He can currently be seen in Chris Columbus’ “Rent” film.
“Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical RENT” has a retail price of $25.