RENT's Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Extend 'ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING' at Feinstein's/54 Below

By: May. 19, 2016
Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp celebrate 20 years of friendship and the iconic Tony Award winning musical RENT in a special engagement "Acoustically Speaking -- A 20 Year Friendship" at New York's Feinstein's/ 54 Below.

The original one-week engagement sold out, the club has added five new performances from Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14 at 7:00 PM.

In addition, "Rock Talk: Conversations With...Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp" - hosted by Phil Lipof - will take place at Feinstein's/ 54 Below on Sunday, October 9 at 7:00 PM. Rapp and Pascal will share details on RENT's creation, development and performances of the iconic musical and beyond, along with thoughts on their long-standing relationship as friends and concert artists. Hear stories you have never heard before about Adam and Anthony's individual careers and their subsequent Broadway shows, concerts and films they've been part of, and hear the songs they are known for. Pascal and Rapp are presented by Rich Aronstein of RJ Productions.

"Acoustically Speaking - A 20 Year Friendship" is a brand new show featuring the two Broadway giants, coming together to celebrate music, stories and their friendship. An intimate show, Adam and Anthony will deliver solo sets featuring both original tunes and songs that have influenced their lives, capped off by performing a few of the iconic hits from where it all began - meeting at RENT. RENT by Jonathan Larson has gone on to become an international phenomenon from its Off Broadway beginnings. Fans everywhere relate to the theme and stories of Rent and certainly have connected with the characters and the actors who portrayed them. Since their time as members of the original cast, Adam & Anthony have remained close friends while each have gone off to do additional great work in film and on Broadway.

The Columbia Club in Indianapolis will present the pair for a Special Master Class on August 24 at 6:00 PM, with a performances to follow on Thursday, August 25 at 7:30 PM at Nugent-Custer Performance Hall and Friday, August 26 at The Columbia Club at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. For tickets, visit or call (317) 275-1169. Acoustically Speaking - A 20 Year Friendship" will also be performed at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available here.

These days, Anthony continues on the IF/THEN national tour, repeating the role he originated on Broadway. Adam returned to Broadway's Nederlander Theater this past winter, starring in Disaster! Both artists have continued to do their own solo concerts throughout the country.

ADAM PASCAL and ANTHONY RAPP will perform at "Acoustically Speaking - A 20 Year Friendship" at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14 at 7:00 PM. Their performances from October 18-22 are already sold out. Cover charges start at $60 with a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 PM are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

RJ Productions has been representing Tony Award winning and nominated performers in concert since 1998. RJ's distinctive Broadway roster of unique and engaging entertainers has led to an ongoing relationship with a number of Broadway Concert Series at many Performing Arts Centers across the country. Owner Rich Aronstein, a music executive for nearly 40 years, produced many AIDS benefits during the late 80's and early 90's. In addition to his theatrical management and producing interests, his business roots are based in advertising and music production. He has served as V.P. Of Talent for Advertising Agenies and Production companies and has worked with Luther Vandross, Ashford & Simpson and many more. He has been a National Record Promoter, a music critic and a record producer in earlier incarnations of his life. For the past 15 years, he has had the privilege of working with and producing concerts by some of the best talent on the boards today from Christine Ebersole, Jarrod Spector and Florence Henderson to Mandy Gonzalez, Maureen McGovern, Liza Minnelli, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Daphne Rubin-Vega.

Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below will present iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. For more, visit

"Rock Talk: Intimate Conversations With..." was created by Rich Aronstein and hosted by news anchor Phil Lipof. It premiered six years ago at Feinstein's and now this special interview series returns with performances at Feinstein's/54 Below. Phil Lipof is an award-winning news anchor. "Rock Talk" was born in 2010 while he was an anchor at Eyewitness News Channel 7 in New York. He is currently the co-News Anchor at WCVB's NewsCenter 5 in Boston. Lipof has covered some of the major stories of the decade including the Boston Marathon bombings and "Superstorm Sandy". Phil's career is news but his love is music. He has interviewed major musicians throughout his news career and brings his love of music to Rock Talk.