Actor stars in new Adam Rapp play

Billy Crudup will topline the world preem of Adam Rapp play “The Metal Children” at Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater.

Crudup, who picked up a 2007 Tony for his perf in “The Coast of Utopia,” will play a New York scribe who visits a small town where one of his young adult novels has been banned.

Playwright Rapp (“Red Light Winter”) has himself penned a YA novel that was banned by a school board in Pennsylvania. Rapp also directs “Metal Children,” for which further casting remains to be announced.

Show begins previews May 4 ahead of a May 19 opening at the Vineyard.

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