Anthony Rapp to Join Idina Menzel and LaChanze in Broadway's If/Then
Rapp will play an old college friend of Menzel's character.
Broadway favorite Anthony Rapp has been announced to join the cast of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's If/Then starring Idina Menzel when it hits Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre in March 2014. This news will come as a relief to fans who have been anxiously following Rapp's Twitter, which has featured tantalizing posts such as:
So this is that obnoxious tweet in which I say I will have some very exciting news to share very soon... #burstingandcannotwaittoshare— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) July 24, 2013
Cryptic tweet of the day: by next Thursday at the latest I'll be able to share my big news. #chompingatthebit— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) July 25, 2013
Michael Greif will join his Next to Normal collaborators Kitt and Yorkey as the show's director.
If/Then follows a 40-year-old woman named Elizabeth (Menzel) who returns to New York City to give her life a fresh start. The romantic musical paints a picture of modern-day Manhattan and explores how "choice and chance collide."
Rapp is best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson's Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Rent. This production will reunite him with Menzel; the two first appeared together in the original cast of Rent. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
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