Anthony Rapp Will Guide Edinburgh's Rent, Starring His If/Then Castmate Janet Krupin | Playbill

News Anthony Rapp Will Guide Edinburgh's Rent, Starring His If/Then Castmate Janet Krupin Anthony Rapp, who originated the role of Mark Cohen in Rent, is the creative consultant on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe production of that Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Jonathan Larson.

Uncompromising Artistry Productions presents the production, which will run Aug. 7-30 at Paradise in Augustine's.

Directed by Nicola Murphy, the cast features Rapp's If/Then castmate Janet Krupin as Maureen as well as Johnny Newcomb (The Last Ship, American Idiot) as Roger.

"We have such an amazing group of talented artists and also really genuine, down to earth, authentic people which was really important to us as a creative team to find because this piece is so much about community and they're so confident in themselves as people and as performers in what they can bring, and I think we did a really good job with that," director Murphy said of the cast.

Rent premiered on Broadway in 1996. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe production seeks to "recapture the immediacy of this modern day classic" with the help of Rapp.

Uncompromising Artistry Productions artistic director Samantha Cunha added, "This production is as relevant today as it was in 1996. With this reputation comes many challenges, but we are up to the task - presenting this piece in a way that is as urgent and pulsing as ever with a stamp on it that says, 'This is ours.'" For more information, visit

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