Due to a recent injury, Aida star Adam Pascal will be out of the Broadway musical through July 1. A spokesman for the Elton John-Tim Rice musical confirmed that Pascal is on hiatus from the hit musical due to a back injury. During his absence Patrick Cassidy will portray Radames, the role created by Pascal, who has been with the show since its March 2000 opening.
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.