A Limited Two-Week Engagement April 2-14, 2024.
Tickets on sale now!
April 2, 2024 through April 14, 2024
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Wimberly Theatre, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in Boston’s South End
Tickets may be purchased online at www.BostonTheatreScene.com or by calling # 617-933-8600. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Calderwood Pavilion Box Office at 527 Tremont Street (open Tuesday through Friday from 12pm to 6pm). Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to standard service fees.
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Based on Anthony Rapp’s New York Times bestselling memoir, "WITHOUT YOU" previously played over 100 performances at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages, where it received praise from audiences and critics alike.
This autobiographical musical is a story of love, loss, and the phenomenon that is "RENT" – told by the man who was there from the start.
"WITHOUT YOU" recently finished a six-month run Off Broadway at New World Stages where The New York Times raved “you would have to be made of stone to NOT be moved” and The Wall Street Journal called it “nostalgic, gripping, and moving.”
In 1994, Rapp was 22, out of money and working at a Starbucks, about to audition for a new musical by a young writer named Johnathan Larson.
That musical was the global phenomenon "RENT."
This is where the story of "WITHOUT YOU" begins.
Based on The New York Times bestseller of the same name and backed by a 5-piece rock band, Rapp shares his unimaginable real-life story of the early years of "RENT" in this intimate evening of unsurpassed joy and unspeakable loss.
“I’m thrilled to return to Boston – where the earliest incarnations of this show were honed – to share this personal and emotional story.” says Rapp. "'WITHOUT YOU' honors the life and legacy of two greats: Jonathan Larson and my mother. This show and its message changed my life, and I hope Boston audiences will leave 'WITHOUT YOU' with a new sense of hope and joy.”
"WITHOUT YOU" is written and performed by Rapp and directed by Steven Maler (artistic director of Boston’s Commonwealth Shakespeare Company) with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss.
The production will feature the music of Jonathan Larson's "RENT" along with original songs and compositions by Anthony Rapp, David Matos, and Joe Pisapia; orchestration, original compositions, and musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss, with additional arrangements by Tom Kitt.
The creative team includes: Eric Southern (Lighting and Scene Design), Angela Vesco (Costume Design), Elisabeth Weidner (Sound Design), and David Bengali (Projection Design).
Lisa Dozier Shacket is the producer, produced in association with Royal Family Productions.
"WITHOUT YOU" will run for two weeks only from April 2-14, 2024 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in Boston’s South End (located at 527 Tremont Street) for a total of 16 performances.
The show runs 90 minutes without an intermission.
In its storied history, THE EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE has debuted such seminal Broadway shows as Anything Goes, Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Born Yesterday, Follies, A Little Night Music, Grand Hotel and La Cage aux Folles, among others. Reviving a great theatrical tradition, Boston’s newly restored EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE officially re-opened its doors in July 2018 with the pre-Broadway World Premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. THE EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE, which opened in 1900 with a production of Ben-Hur, is the oldest continuously operated theater in Boston; as well as being amongst the most magnificent, having retained most of its original period details. A theatre for the community, EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE will once again contribute to the rich cultural landscape of Boston, with a new and varied program of Broadway shows, live music, comedy and events.
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