Though Anthony Rapp is best known as Mark Cohen, the filmmaker at the center of Jonathan Larson's musical, Rent, he will borrow a page from another character in that show, rocker Roger, on Oct. 8 and 15, when he performs with his new rock band at Fez.
Tonight, however, Rapp’s other stage credits include Precious Sons, The King and I and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
It’s a lot to talk about -- and Rapp will do just that when he guests on Seth's Rudetsky's weekly cabaret variety show at NYC's Don't Tell Mama, “Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox,” Oct. 5.
Rudetsky, a comedian and writer for Rosie O'Donnell's TV show, hosts his variety show -- the press materials call it a combination of "Mike Douglas, Dr. Seuss and Pee Wee Herman" -- every Thursday at 6 PM. There's a 2-drink minimum, but the $10 cover charge is donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
For information on "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, call (212) 757-0788. You can also check their website at : http://www.geocities.com/broadwaychatterbox. Previous guests on "Chatterbox" have included Andrea Martin, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Marin Mazzie, Kristin Chenoweth, Roger Bart, Bebe Neuwirth, Graciela Daniele, Bryan Batt, Barbara Walsh and Norm Lewis.
Upcoming Chatterbox chattees are:
Oct. 12: Mary Testa (Marie Christine) and Evan Pappas (The Immigrant
Oct. 19: Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party at MTC)
Oct. 26: Betty Buckley (Sunset Boulevard and, yes, Cats). Nov. 2: Idina Menzel (Summer of `42).