Adam Pascal returns to the cast of AIDA as Radames, beginning 28 jun 2004
Fri 11 Jun 2004 Adam Pascal returns to the cast of AIDA as Radames, beginning 28 jun 2004 Adam Pascal returns to the cast of Aida as Radames, beginning 28 Jun 2004 and will star in the role through, 5 Sep 2004 when the show ends its four and a half year run Adam Pascal originated the role of Radames when the musical debuted on Broadway in 2000. Aida will have run 232 weeks and played 1,852 performances, surpassing such long running hits as La Cage Aux Folles (1,761), Hair (1,750), Evita (1,567), and Mame (1,508) when it plays its final performance. Aida is the winner of four 2000 Tony Awards and the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Aida received Tony Awards for Best Music (Elton John & Tim Rice), Best Actress (Heather Headley), Best Lighting Design (Natasha Katz), and Best Set Design (Bob Crowley). The Broadway production of Aida earned back its investment in 99 weeks and to date has generated profits of $12 million and has been seen by over 2.5 million people and generated net box office revenues of more than $150 million. Worldwide, the show has been seen by 6 million people to date with next box office revenues in excess of $300 million. Aida began performances at the Palace Theatre on 25 February 2000 and officially opened on 23 March 2000. It has music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Fells and David Henry Hwang. It is directed by Robert Fells, designed by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natahsa Katz, choreography by Wayne Cilento, and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. The tale of Aida, made famous by Verdi's 1871 opera. Prince falls in love with Nubian slave, angering his father and his fiance, Amneris.
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