By Michael Gioia
19 Jul 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
On the two-hour episode, Bostwick will play Armitage, the owner of a Santa Barbara theatre, and Rapp will play the playwright of an ill-fated musical. Also guest starring on the episode is Brooke Lyons ("Beautiful Boy," "2 Broke Girls").
As previously reported, series creator Steve Franks confirmed at the 2012 Comic-Con that the episode, which will feature all original music, will air outside of the series' regular schedule towards the end of the season.
Here's how the musical episode is described: "Shawn and Gus track down escaped playwright mad man named Z (Rapp), who six years earlier was deemed criminally insane after locking a critic in a back room of the theater that he burned to the ground. Shawn and Gus are forced to consult with the one person Z confided in while in the institution, a dangerous villain from Shawn's past."
Bostwick won the Tony Award in 1977 for his performance in The Robber Bridegroom and was nominated for his performances in They Knew What They Wanted and Grease. His other Broadway credits include Nick & Nora, Soon, Hamlet and Cock-a-Doodle Dandy. He is also known for playing Brad Majors in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Rapp, who originated the role of filmmaker Mark Cohen in Broadway's Rent, has also been seen in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Six Degrees of Separation; and Precious Sons.
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