A spokesperson for If/Then has confirmed that Anthony Rapp has had to temporarily depart the Broadway production to recuperate from surgery. Curtis Holbrook will be performing the role of Lucas at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in his place. No word yet on when Rapp will be able to return.
Rapp tweeted [sic]: "Sad 2 miss several weeks @IfThenMusical while I recover from knee surgery. Great @CurtisHolbrook will play Lucas. Can't wait 2 return soon."
Holbrook's Broadway credits include West Side Story, Xanadu, All Shook Up, Fosse, The Boy From Oz, Taboo, Follies, The Addams Family and Footloose. His screen credits include Hairspray, Smash and Nurse Jackie.
Directed by Michael Greif, the new musical also stars Idina Menzel, LaChanze, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. The ensemble includes Joe Cassidy, Miguel Cervantes, Stephanie Klemons, Tyler McGee, Ryann Redmond, Joe Aaron Reid and Ann Sanders.
Featuring music, lyrics and book by Next to Normal team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City to make a fresh start.