Anthony Rapp - Without You, based on Rapp’s bestselling memoir Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical ‘Rent,’ will open at London's Menier Chocolate Factory this summer. The show will run from August 29 to September 15, following bookings in Boston and Edinburgh. The show features music by John Keaney, David Matos, Joe Pisapia and Anthony Rapp, as well as songs from Rent, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Steve Maler directs.
Without You begins in 1994, when Rapp was working at a New York Starbucks and about to audition for a new musical by Jonathan Larson. Rapp shares stories about his audition for Rent, getting cast, rehearsals, and his view from the stage during the tribute performance on the night after Larson’s tragic death. Without You also details Anthony’s achingly beautiful relationship with his late mother during this turbulent time.
The set design for Without You is by David Korins, lighting design is by Justin Townsend, sound design is by Gareth Owen, musical direction is by Dan Weiss and additional arrangements are by Tom Kitt. Without You is produced by Chocolate Factory Productions in association with Royal Family Productions.