Adam Pascal returns to the Broadway production of Aida July 2. Pascal, who has been with the Disney musical since its March 2000 opening, recently injured his back during a performance of the Elton John-Tim Rice show. A spokesman for the production confirmed that Pascal will resume the role of Radames at the July 2 performance. During his absence Patrick Cassidy, who has played the role on tour, portrayed the Egyptian Captain in love with the Nubian princess.
Pascal made his theatrical debut as Roger in the original cast of Jonathan Larson's Rent. For that performance, he received Theatre World and Obie awards as well as Tony and Drama Desk nominations. A co-producer of the hit Off-Broadway play Fully Committed, Pascal's solo album is available on Sh-K-Boom Records.
Aida — at the Palace Theatre — features a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang, sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, choreography by Wayne Cilento and direction by Robert Falls. The Palace Theatre is located at Broadway and 47th Street, and tickets are available by calling the Disney hotline, (212) 307-4747. A Dutch language production of Aida opened in Amsterdam in the fall of 2001, and a touring company is currently making its way across the country.