Anthony Rapp, who recently starred in the West Coast premiere of his brother Adam's play, Nocturne, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, will not perform his Nov. 13 benefit for the company as previously announced. Due to conflicts with Rapp's schedule, Berkeley Rep will cancel the gig, set to feature Rapp's three-piece band and his original tunes. The concert would have benefitted 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 was to 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."
— By Christine Ehren