Pascal, who made his Broadway debut in Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical Rent, will return to the Disney musical on Tuesday, Aug. 13. During his absence, Matt Bogart will assume the role of the doomed Egyptian Captain in love with a Nubian princess.
Bogart, recently seen as Paul in the Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim's Company, has starred on Broadway in The Civil War, Miss Saigon and Smokey Joe's Cafe. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, Bogart has appeared in regional productions of Carousel and Side Show.
Pascal, who has been with Aida since its March 2000 opening, received Theatre World and Obie awards as well as Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his performance in his prior Broadway outing, Rent. 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 score by Elton John and Tim Rice, 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 current company also includes Felicia Finley as Amneris and Simone as Aida. 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.