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Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the West Coast debut of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking ? Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship for two shows only on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Acoustically Speaking is a new show featuring two Broadway favorites coming together to celebrate music, memories, and their 20-year friendship.

Acoustically Speaking will feature sets by each artist as they share songs that have influenced their lives. Pascal and Rapp will also treat their audiences to several songs from the Broadway musical Rent which is where they met and which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Special guest India Carney will open the evening.

Adam Pascal started singing at age 12 and has been performing in bands, as a solo artist, in movies, and on Broadway ever since. He originated the role of Roger Davis in the off-Broadway production of Rent (1996) and continued in the role when the show moved to Broadway later that year. He was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical and won Drama League and Obie Awards for his performance. After appearing in the feature film SLC Punk! Pascal returned to Broadway in Disney's Aida, and then played the Emcee in Cabaret at Studio 54 as well as appearing alongside Josh Groban and Idina Menzel in Chess In Concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. Pascal has recorded two solo CDs: Model Prisoner (2000) and Civilian (2004). He reprised his role of Roger in the film version of Rent, which also featured many other original Broadway cast members including Adam Rapp. Pascal has two films currently in release, Falling Star and American Primitive.

Anthony Rapp is perhaps best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway production of Rent. He reprised his role in the film version opposite other members of the original cast including Anthony Rapp. Acting and singing professionally since he was nine years old, his Broadway credits include Some Americans Abroad, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Six Degrees of Separation, Precious Sons (with Judith Ivey and Ed Harris, when he was 12 years old) and most recently he starred on Broadway in the hit musical If/Then. Film credits include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Man of the Century, David Searching, Road Trip, and A Beautiful Mind. On television, Rapp has been seen on The Lazarus Man, The X-Files, The Beach Boys: An American Family, Kidnapped, and Law & Order: SVU. Rapp's book entitled "Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent" (Simon & Schuster) is about his struggle to balance the demands of life in the theatre with his responsibility to his family during his mother's battle with cancer. He recently adapted the book into a solo show.

Special guest India Carney is an American singer, songwriter, arranger, and actress and she made her national television debut as a Top Five finalist and fan favorite on Season Eight of NBC's The Voice. She has appeared at the Apollo Theater in New York City, The Bitter End, California's Jazz Night at The W, and others. Carney's musical theatre credits include the title roles in productions of Aida and Jay Scheib's Carmen, and the role of Diana in A Chorus Line. In 2011, Carney was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and National Young Arts Winner in Voice. She is the music director of award-winning acapella singing group The UCLA Scattertones.

Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP) has created, produced, and promoted over 700 events since the company's founding in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, CIP has presented some of the most influential stars of this generation. For information about upcoming CIP events, including Shelley Segal (October 13), West Hollywood 2016 Creative Business Awards with America's Got Talent finalist The Standup Magician™, Derek Hughes, guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno, and Verve Records recording artist Brenna Whitaker (November 16), and four-time Grammy Award nominee Melba Moore (December 9 & 10) and more, visit

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking ? Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship will play two performances at the Catalina Bar & Grill on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm. Doors open at 7pm for cocktail and dinner service (minimums apply). Admission is $30-$40, and VIP seating ($55) is also available. Purchases made before October 19 receive a $5 discount, and online purchases will receive priority seating. Tickets may be obtained by visiting or, or by calling (866) 468-3399. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, 90028.

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