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PODCAST: RENT’S Adam Pascal Takes the Show on the Road

By Maddie Orton, JerseyArts.com

PODCAST: RENT’S Adam Pascal Takes the Show on the Road

Adam Pascal was a rock ‘n’ roll musician who had no theatrical credits when he landed the role of Roger in RENT—a show that would garner him a Tony nomination and forever change the sound of Broadway. Now, Pascal shares his journey through the shows he’s performed along the way: Aida, Cabaret, Memphis, Chicago, and more.  His solo acoustic concert, “So Far,” is coming to the Arthur Pryor Bandshell in Asbury Park on July 28 and BellWorks in Holmdel on July 29 as part of Axelrod Performing Arts Center’s Vogel Summer Concert Series.

Pascal chats with host Maddie Orton about: Creating “So Far” (2:13),  How Adam Pascal landed the role of Roger in RENT (6:38), How Roger got bleached hair and a leather jacket (7:46), Taking over some of Broadway’s biggest roles (13:09), Adam’s dream roles and our dream roles for him (17:45), and the legacy of rent 25 years later (25:37).

PODCAST: RENT’S Adam Pascal Takes the Show on the Road

LINKS: “So Far” presented by Axelrod Performing Arts Center | Adam Pascal sings “Phantom” with Seth Rudetsky | Stay connected to your local arts and entertainment scene at JerseyArts.com 

SUPPORTED BY: ArtPride New Jersey | New Jersey State Council on the Arts | National Endowment for the Arts

originally published: 07/22/2021

About the author: Maddie Orton is an Emmy-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has worked on several PBS shows including: "Take on Fake," "NJTV News," "MetroFocus," "WLIW Arts Beat," and "Treasures of New York." A life-long theater lover, Maddie created the documentary "I Can't... I Have Rehearsal," exploring New Jersey's arts education through high school musicals. She studied theater and American Studies at Rutgers University, and lives in the great Garden State with her husband and kiddo.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.



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