Up close with the original cast of "Rent"

October 8, 2009 4:33:52 PM PDT
Up close with the original cast of "Rent."

About Anthony Rapp:
An actor since the age of six, Rapp has appeared on Broadway in Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award), Six Degrees of Separation, and the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His films include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, David Searching, Man of the Century, Road Trip, A Beautiful Mind, Open House, Winter Passing, Danny Roane: First Time Director, and Scaring the Fish. His book, "Without You: a Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent", about his experiences on and offstage, was published in 2006 by Simon & Schuster and became a national bestseller.

About Adam Pascal:
He received Obie and Theatre World awards and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for best actor for RENT. On Broadway, he also originated the role of Radames in the hit musical Aida and starred as the Emcee in the long-running revival of Cabaret. His film credits include Rent, School of Rock, SLC Punk!, Temptation, and Goyband.

About RENT:
It's considered by many the most exuberant and original American musical to come along in a decade, has single-handedly reinvigorated Broadway and is taking the country by storm. RENT captures the heart and spirit of multitude generations. San Francisco' deeply felt relationship with RENT began in March 1999 when the American rock musical opened and played an extended-6 month engagement at the Golden Gate Theatre through September 1999. The motion picture adaptation of RENT was filmed in San Francisco with filming in soundstages at Treasure Island and in the SOMA district neighborhood.

Show Info:
Curran Theatre
1192 Market at 8th Street, San Francisco, CA
October 6 through Sunday - October 18
Tickets: http://shnsf.com or Ticketmaster (415) 512-7770

About SHN:
SHN is the pre-eminent theatrical entertainment company in San Francisco and owns and operates the Curran, Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres-San Francisco's premier theatrical venues. SHN's Best of Broadway theater series provides Bay Area audiences with pre-Broadway world premieres, original Broadway cast productions, award-winners and current hits fresh from Broadway. For information on all SHN shows, visit, http://shnsf.com.


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