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No. When I was 10, I toured with “The King and I” with Yul Bryn­ner. At­lanta was one of the cities we played. That was 1982. We did a mini tour of “You’re A Good Man, Char­lie Brown” be­fore it went to Broad­way. I did the tour of “Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors” and then “Rent.” This one is go­ing well. We re­ally want to share this. It’s not quite as well known as some of the pop­u­lar tour­ing shows are.

Would you say this was un­der­val­ued?

It was very val­ued by some peo­ple. Some crit­ics gave it a split re­sponse. I think it’s a very spe­cial, un­usual piece.

Did any of you have any inkling “Rent” would have the ef­fect it has had?

There is no way to know it will be a time-

I have known the writer-di­rec­tor Joshua Tu­nick a long time. We got to­gether, he told me about the film and asked if I would con­sider it. I said sure!

Rapp will also be do­ing a free con­ver­sa­tion about his ca­reer at the Al­liance Hertz Stage on Aug. 11 at noon pre­sented by Broad­way Across Amer­ica, the Al­liance Theatre, Out On Film and Ge­or­gia Voice.

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