Broadway’s original Roger in Rent, Adam Pascal, brings his all-new solo show So Far to Bucks County Playhouse for one night only on Wednesday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. Pascal’s appearance is part of the Playhouse’s Visiting Artist Series.
An intimate performance, So Far is an evening of songs, stories, questions and answers in an acoustic retrospective of Pascal’s career.
Pascal recently returned to Broadway for a stint in the new hit musical Pretty Woman. He also originated the role of Chad in the Broadway musical Disaster and starred on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis, followed by a stint as Billy Flynn in the Tony-winning musical Chicago. Before helming the national tour of Something Rotten, Pascal starred in the musical on Broadway.
Audiences remember Pascal for his Tony-nominated performance as Roger Davis in the original cast of Rent. Pascal won a Drama League and Obie award for his performance in the show. In 1997, he reprised the role of Roger (the first of several times he would do so) for the West End Premiere of Rent.
Pascal’s career expanded to the big screen during 1998 in the independent film SLC Punk!. In 2000, Pascal was cast as Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice’s new Broadway musical Aida, for which he received a Drama League award. He starred in the production for more than three years. In May of 2000, his debut solo album Model Prisoner was released on Sh-K-Boom Records. Also, that same year, Pascal co-produced the hit off-Broadway play Fully Committed with fellow former Rent cast member, Jesse L. Martin.
In 2003, Pascal once again returned to the Broadway stage as the final Emcee in the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall production of Cabaret at Studio 54. During that time, Pascal was cast alongside Jack Black as Theo, the lead singer of No Vacancy in 2003’s School of Rock.
Pascal reprised the role of Roger in the 2005 movie version of Rent and in 2009, he reprised the role one last time alongside Anthony Rapp in Rent the Broadway Tour, which traveled all over the U.S. as well as Japan and South Korea. Pascal played the role of Freddie Trumper in the Tim Rice/ABBA musical Chess alongside Josh Groban and Idina Menzel for two sold out performances at London’s The Royal Albert Hall.
Since its reopening in 2012, the Playhouse has continued to expand its schedule, presenting and producing more events year-round. The Visiting Artist Series represents moments on the calendar when outside producers and artists take the stage to showcase their work.
Tickets to Adam Pascal in So Far are $45. They are available at the box office, 70 S. Main St., New Hope, at the New Hope Visitors Center, online at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or by calling 215-862-2121.