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.