ZACH Theatre Welcomes RENT's Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega in Concert Tonight
ZACH Theatre announces the next live performance in the TOP Concert Series, ADAM & DAPHNE IN CONCERT. Broadway stars Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega - the original "Roger" and "Mimi" from Broadway's RENT- come together for a concert performing fresh takes on classic Broadway shows and the music they originated in RENT. Adam and Daphne will perform at the Topfer Theatre for 2 shows only, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm tonight, February 18, 2014.
In the years since the pair first met and performed together in the ground-breaking Broadway sensation RENT, Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega have become two of the most well-respected and well-loved performers in musical theatre. Now, they join forces on ZACH Karen Kuykendall Stage for a stunning concert experience that draws from their collective past while moving forward together and showcasing their amazing, expressive voices and commanding, charismatic stage presence.
Pascal and Rubin-Vega first met during the iconic, groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play RENT, handpicked by the late Jonathan Larson for the roles of "Roger Davis" and "Mimi Márquez," respectively. The Bronx-born Pascal went on to star in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida, in addition to starring roles in Cabaret and Chess, and has also acted in major films School Of Rock and Temptation. He has released CDs Model Prisoner, Civilian, and Blinding Light, in addition to developing a stage version of Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime. Pascal recently starred on Broadway in the Tony Award winning Memphis as well as Chicago.
Rubin-Vega is perhaps best known for the roles she originated, specifically "Mimi" in RENT and "Conchita" in Anna in the Tropics, both Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway shows for which she was nominated for the Tony Award. She also originated the roles of "Rahmi" in Gum and Sofia in Two Sisters and a Piano, as well as starred in the Broadway revivals of The Rocky Horror Show and LES MISERABLES, and most recently, she played Stella in the Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Her film credits include Wild Things, Skeleton Woman (NY Independent Film Award), Sex and the City, Rachel Getting Married, Life on the Ledge, Virgin, Justice and I Like It Like That.
In possession of possibly the most powerful pipes of any genre, Pascal routinely raises ovations mid-song with his soaring, emotional delivery. Rubin-Vega was a member of the girl group Pajama Party, whose single "Yo No Se" was number One on the Billboard Dance Charts, and has since contributed to various musical projects, including her notorious version of "Feliz Navidad" for Broadway Cares and her club smash cover of "Rocketman".
Not just offering two solo sets, the ADAM & DAPHNE IN CONCERT experience will feature the pair interacting and singing in each other's sets, and thrilling the fans with not only Jonathon Larson's timeless RENT songs, but also performing a mash-up of Broadway songs, hits by classic rock bands and their own compositions.
ANDREW CANNATA, star of ZACH's production of RENT, will also perform in a special appearance with Pascal and Rubin-Vega!
Please note: VIP tickets for the 9:30pm performance include a Champagne meet and greet with Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega in ZACH's Serra Lounge.
Tickets, starting at $40, are available on-line at www.zachtheatre.org, by phone at 512-476-0541 ext. 1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, 12 noon - 8 pm. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. ZACH's full bar opens 90 minutes prior to show time and remains open for one hour post-show. Performances are Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00pm and 9:30pm ONLY.
About TOP Concerts at ZACH: TOP Concerts is ZACH Theatre's exciting musical series featuring top Broadway, film and TV stars up-close in the intimate TOPfer Theatre. Next in the TOP Concert series will be the star of films Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, and Broadway's Cabaret and Sweet Charity , Molly Ringwald, performing her live concert on Saturday, April 26, 2013.
About ZACH Theatre ZACH Theatre is Austin's leading professional producing theatre, employing more than 600 actors, musicians, and designers annually. Founded in 1932, ZACH is the longest running
theatre company in Texas, and serves 95,000 adults and youth every year. ZACH creates its own nationally recognized plays and musicals that ignite the imagination, lift the spirit, and engage the community under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Now in its 81st year, ZACH continues to expand and engage with Austin, adding the new 420-seat, 32,000-square-foot Topfer Theatre to its performing arts campus, nearly doubling ZACH's capacity while retaining its hallmark intimate theatre-going experience. Visit www.zachtheatre.org for more information.
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