The Stars of Broadway are heading over to New Jersey. A Star filled line-up will be taking the Axelrod Stage in Deal Park, New Jersey this August. Stars of “Beautiful: Carole King Musical/Jersey Boys,” “Rent” and “Comedy Central” take the stage at Axelrod.
The line-up opens with Comedy Legend Paul Reiser at 8 p.m. on Thursday August 7th. Reiser is the creator and Star of the critically acclaimed NBC series, “Mad About You,” which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. He us rated one of the Top 100 All Time Stand up Comedians! Most recently Reiser appeared alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra" based on the life of Liberace. Some of Reiser’s other film roles include “Aliens,” “Beverly Hills Cop (I and II),” “Diner,” “Bye, Bye Love,” “The Marrying Man,” and “The Thing About My Folks” - (starring alongside Peter Falk) which Reiser also wrote and produced.
Also on the line-up is Jarrod Spector, Tony Nominated for his featured role as Barry Mann in the new Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and well known for his Starring role as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway, returns to The Axelrod Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 10, 8 p.m. to celebrate his brand new album "A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW"! This acclaimed musical outing traces the legacy of the great male singers whose vocal prowess made them the rock stars of their generations, even before rock was born. After starring as Frankie Valli for six years in Broadway’s smash hit musical Jersey Boys, Jarrod wraps his critically-praised voice around the songs that have made superstars out of more than a century of tenor legends from Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson to the great Enrico Caruso himself.
Judy Gold, Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian and the star of her two critically acclaimed, long-running Off-Broadway hit shows will bring her witty standup comedy to the Axelrod Stage on Wed., August, 13, 8 p.m.. Judy’s most recent show, The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom ran to sold-out and The NY Times made it a critic’s pick. Judy was nominated for the 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award for The Judy Show, as well as a 2006 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance for her previous show, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. Judy recently guest starred on ABC’S “Celebrity Wife Swap”, CBS’s “2 Broke Girls, the series finale of Showtime’s “The Big C”, and many more credits. Gold won two Emmy Awards for writing and producing “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”. She was nominated twice for The American Comedy Award’s funniest female stand-up. Judy has written for The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
Adam Pascal, Tony Nominated Star of “Rent” as Best Actor (Musical), will perform songs from his starring roles and his recent CD release on Wed., August 27 at 8 p.m. won a Drama League and Obie award for his performance as Roger. The Show went on to become a worldwide success and one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. In 1997 He reprised the role of Roger (the first of several times he would do so) for the West End Premiere of Rent. Adam was cast as Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice’s new Broadway musical Aida, for which he received a Drama League award. In May of 2000, his debut solo album, Model Prisoner, was released on Sh-K-Boom Records. In October 2003, Adam once again visited the Broadway stage, this time, asked to be the final Emcee in the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall production of Cabaret at Studio 54, as part of the closing cast. Also during that time Adam starred along-side Jack Black, as Theo, the lead singer of “No Vacancy” in 2003’s School of Rock. In 2005, Adam reprised the role of Roger in the movie version of Rent. Adam’s journey with Rent finally came to conclusion when in 2009; he reprised the role one last time with Anthony Rapp, in “Rent the Broadway Tour”, which traveled all over the U.S. as well as Japan and South Korea. Adam 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 The Royal Albert Hall, in London.
Recent films include Falling Star and American Primitive.