Adam Pascal to Leave Aida June 2003

News   Adam Pascal to Leave Aida June 2003 Adam Pascal, who created the role of Radames in the Broadway production of Aida, will leave the musical mid-June. His agent confirmed the news to Playbill On-Line Oct. 3.

Adam Pascal, who created the role of Radames in the Broadway production of Aida, will leave the musical mid-June. His agent confirmed the news to Playbill On-Line Oct. 3.

Pascal has been with the hit musical since its debut on Broadway in March 2000. At that time, Pascal played opposite the Aida of Tony winner Heather Headley. Simone, the daughter of famed jazz singer Nina Simone, currently stars in the title role.

Matt Bogart, who co-starred in the Kennedy Center's production of Company, is currently portraying Radames through Oct. 13 while Pascal is on vacation from the show. Although nothing has been announced, Pascal's agent said that the young actor-singer is pursuing several projects at the moment.

Adam 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.