Today's date: September 6, 2011
Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, stars of the iconic Broadway musical Rent, will perform a joint concert on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 7:30 pm at the Byham Theater. The concert is a part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “A smart one-two punch of a concert, this equalized double bill not only allowed each of these two accomplished performers to strut their personal best individually…and gave their fan base the revered songs they came to hear” (Broadway World).
The two Broadway veterans return to the concert stage combining music from Rent with performances from individual careers. Combining songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical with stories of their friendship and time working on the production, Rapp and Pascal are thrilling the audiences with their up-close-and-personal concert. In addition to the selections from Rent, Rapp and Pascal will be presenting individual material as well. Rapp’s selections include familiar pop songs as well as original material from his award-winning Off-Broadway show Without You. Pascal will be performing original material, as well as modern arrangements of classic Broadway tunes.
Adam Pascal joined the cast of the then Off-Broadway production of Rent in 1996 in the role of Roger Davis, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and won Drama League and Obie awards. He went on to star in Broadway productions such as Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida and the Emcee in the Broadway revival of Cabaret. He recently appeared as Freddie Trumper in the Chess concerts in London, also featuring Josh Groban and fellow Rentco-star Idina Menzel, which were broadcast to PBS and released on both CD and DVD. As a solo artist, Pascal has released three albums: Model Prisoner, Civilian, and his latest, Blinding Light.
Anthony Rapp began acting very young, making his stage debut at the age of nine. Best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in Rent, his additional, numerous stage credits include You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; and Bright Lights, Big City. In 2000, he found success as a solo artist when he released his debut album, Look Around. Rapp has also worked as an author, publishing Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent. Rapp can be next seen in the film 17 Photos of Isabel, opposite Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow, and Jeffery Dean Morgan.
Tickets ($20.00, $30.00, $40.00)for the September 22, 2011 performance of Adam & Anthony at the Byham Theater may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, online at www.TrustArts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930.