Actor Anthony Rapp to give talk on 'Rent' musical, social issues

March 18, 2013

Anthony Rapp, the actor who originated the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway musical "Rent," is visiting Arizona State University to share his story with the Sun Devil community.

Rapp will take us through his career, the loss of his friend and Rent playwright Jonathan Larson, and his mother’s battle with cancer. Download Full Image

In an insightful exploration of the social importance of the show, Rapp will highlight the role Rent played in thrusting LGBT, HIV/AIDS and poverty issues into the national spotlight.

This event is free to ASU students. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 7 p.m., in Murdock Hall 101, and wristbands will be distributed until full capacity is reached. No tickets or RSVP necessary.

"An Evening with Anthony Rapp" is presented by the Undergraduate Student Government - Tempe, in collaboration with the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute, and is part of the Sun Devil Coalition Lecture Series.

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Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library

Sun Devils host Detroit in first-round NIT action

March 18, 2013

The Sun Devil men's hoops team will host Detroit (20-12) at 7 p.m., March 20, in an ESPNU broadcast in the first-round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

The winner will meet the winner of second-seeded Baylor and seventh-seeded Long Beach State. Download Full Image

The point guard matchup is one of the best, with Horizon League Player of the Year Ray McCallum (18.8 ppg./4.5 apg.) going against Jahii Carson (18.3 ppg./5.0 assists per game).

ASU students will be admitted free with valid ID at the student gate (south entrance).

The Sun Devil Ticket Office will be offering tickets to season ticket holders beginning at 9 a.m., March 18. Season ticket holders will be allowed to purchase seats in the same location as their season tickets until noon. Season ticket holders should contact their Service Representative to secure their seats.

Tyler Alves (480-727-3524), A-CAD
Clayton Bush (480-727-3542), CAF-DU
Peter Floess (480-727-3541), DW-HANC
Dan Black (480-727-3540), HANK-KNI
Amanda Nishikubo (480-727-3539), KNO-MG
Allison McWilliams (480-727-3507), MIC-RAM
Jeremy Figueroa (480-727-3525), RAN-STA
David Shelton (480-727-3523), STE-Z

– Floor seats are $30.

 – All other seats are $15.

 – All tickets will be ready for pick up at 9 a.m., March 19. Pick up your tickets early or make sure you choose the print at home option.

 – Tickets for the NIT will go on-sale to the general public beginning at 2 p.m., March 18, online, at the ticket office and over the phone at 480.727.0000.

– Parking will be free for the NIT games. 

Juno Schaser

Event coordinator, Biodesign Institute