Playbill: Anthony Rapp Will Play Andy Warhol in City Theatre's POP!

March 26th, 2012

By Adam Hetrick
26 Mar 2012

Rent star AnthonyAnthony Rapp Rapp will take on the role of art icon Andy Warhol in the City Theatre production of POP!, the musical about 15 minutes of fame by Maggie-Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs, which will play Pittsburgh this spring.

Running May 5-27, POP! has choreography by Billy Porter (Grease!, Miss Saigon). POP! was previously developed as part of the inaugural season at the Yale Institute for Music Theatre in June 2009. It received its world-premiere staging at the Yale Repertory Theatre later that season.

Here’s how the musical is billed: “Who shot Andy Warhol? Welcome to Warhol’s legendary Factory, where every artist has talent, ego, and a motive to pull the trigger. As the pop icon’s life flashes before his eyes, he confronts an unforgettable cast of outrageous suspects and wrestles with the meaning of his own legacy.”

City Theatre is also where Rapp premiered his solo play Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent in 2008.