RENT's Adam Pascal Joins Seth Rudetsky in 'Broadway @ The Broad Stage' Series Tonight
Tony-nominee and Obie and Theatre World Award winner Adam Pascal, has created some of the most memorable roles in recent Broadway history. He shot to stardom for originating the role of Roger in the Broadway blockbuster "Rent," as well as the London production, and starred in the film version. Tonight, March 29 he debuts in the acclaimed Broadway @ The Broad Stage series, where he joins pianist and host Seth Rudetsky for an unforgettable evening of conversation and song. He also originated the role of Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida," and was featured as the Emcee in the critically acclaimed revival of "Cabaret" directed by Sam Mendes. Most recently he's starred on Broadway in "Memphis" and in "Chicago." For tickets, visit http://thebroadstage.com/pascal or call 310.434.3200 for information.
Other of Pascal's recent performances include the role of Freddie in "Chess" at the Royal Albert Hall in London, alongside both Idina Menzel and Josh Groban. This performance was recorded for PBS' Great Performances series and has been released on DVD. He also reprised his starring role in the 2009 Broadway Tour of "Rent." His film work, in addition to the screen version of "Rent," includes "SLC Punk!," "School of Rock" and the movie musical "Temptation." He has also released two solo rock albums, "Model Prisoner" and "Civilian" for Sh-K-Boom Records.
For the Broadway at The Broad Stage series, Adam will perform classic Broadway songs old and new, including those by Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, and Jonathan Larson, and also classic rock songs that have influenced him including hits by The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John and Pink Floyd. His upcoming Broad Stage debut will be a rare opportunity for Los Angeles audiences to enjoy one of Broadway's brightest rising stars!
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius XM satellite radio. As a musician, he has played piano for over a dozen Broadway shows including "Ragtime," "Les Miserables," and "Phantom of the Opera." He was also the Artistic Producer and Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, which included "Dreamgirls" with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and "Hair" with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination). As a comic he was awarded "Funniest Gay Male in NY" at Stand-Up NY and is a three-time Emmy nominee as a writer for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." As an actor, he made his Broadway debut in "The Ritz" directed by Joe Mantello, and has appeared on television on "Law and Order C.I." and All My Children," "Bunheads," and as himself on NBC TV's "Smash." As an author, he wrote the books "The Q Guide to Broadway," "Broadway Nights," and just released his new novel "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan" on Random House, and as an audio book on audible.com featuring "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "SNL's" Ana Gasteyer, "Smash's" Megan Hilty among others, and writes a weekly column on Playbill.com. Most recently year he added "television mogul" to that long when he launched Seth TV, his new, web-based entertainment network. This past summer he co-produced the critically acclaimed play "Unbroken Circle" by James Wesley, and is co-playwright, co-producer and star of the hit new Off-Broadway 'disaster movie musical' "Disaster!" running now at St. Luke's Theatre in New York.
About the series: This Broadway concert series was inaugurated in 2011 by Mark Cortale at The Art House in Provincetown featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. In its third season last summer of 2013, the series presented Broadway superstars like Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Megan Mullally, Christine Ebersole, and Joanna Gleason. The Broadway @ series also premiered last season in New Orleans, in Australia with Megan Mullally and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. This season of 2013-14 the series travels to Los Angeles @ The Broad Stage, Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, The Poconos @ The Stroudsmoor, Woodstock, NY @ The Woodstock Playhouse, Hartford @ The Bushnell, and Detroit @ The Berman Center for the Performing Arts... and at a city near you soon! More info at markcortalepresents.com.
The Broad Stage & Mark Cortale present
Broadway @ The Broad
AN EVENING WITH ADAM PASCAL
Featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
8 pm Saturday March 29
The Broad Stage
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
For tickets, call 310 434 3200 or visit http://thebroadstage.com/pascal