Anthony Rapp to Bring Without You to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Menier Chocolate Factory
Based on his popular memoir of the same title, the show looks at Rapp's experiences working on the musical Rent, the death of its creator, Jonathan Larson, and Rapp's relationship with his mother, who was fighting cancer. Backed by a five-piece band, the piece uses a mix of original music and songs by Larson and the band R.E.M.
Without You will run first from August 1-26 at the E4 Cow Barn, Udderbelly Bristo Square, followed by a run at the Menier from August 29-September 15.
The production is directed by Steve Maler, with scenic design by David Korins, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Gareth Owen, musical direction by Dan Weiss, and additional arrangements by Tom Kitt.