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Andrea McArdle, Broadway's Original Annie, Signs on for Reading of 'Lost in Love,' the Air Supply Musical -- Final Casting Announced(April 19, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original "Annie," joins Tony-nominated actor Constantine Maroulis ("Rock of Ages," "American Idol") and Justin Matthew Sargent ("Rock of Ages") for the April 23, 24 industry-only reading of "Lost In Love," a new musical based on the hit songs of Air Supply. McArdle sprang to fame in early 1977 when she became the youngest performer to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical.
McArdle will read the role of Mrs. Rutledge, an aristocratic woman of a certain age who seems to know everything about everyone. McArdle will be performing one of the four new songs written for the show by Graham Russell with book writer Melissa Bell.
Maroulis plays a young prince, Eduardo, whose intentions come into question as he pines for "Katherine" played by Kristin Piacentile ("When Midnight Strikes," Off B'way, "Chautauqua!" at The Public) while wooing her best friend "Margo" played by Lynn Craig ("Cats" national tour, "The Legend of Julie Taymor" - Fringe). Margo's billionaire industrialist stepbrother Armitage, played by Paul Jackel ("The Secret Garden" on Broadway, "The Fantasticks," Off Broadway) has an eye for antiquities and for Katherine.
Rounding out the cast are Beau Allen ("Best Little Whorehouse," and "Obama in Naples" opening April 25 at the June Havoc Theater) and Adinah Alexander ("Wicked" and "The Wedding Singer"), William Blake ("American Idol," Season 4); Brian Golub (Disney's "When In Rome," "Naked Boys Singing"), Georgia Haege (Meatloaf tour), and Jamie Epstein ("Velveteen Rabbit," "Little Mermaid" with Literally Alive Children's Theater).
Robyn C. Lee directs. David M. Beris is Stage Manager (Broadway's "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life," The History Boys") and Jonathan Ivie "Jivie" is Musical Director, Josh Freilich is Assistant Musical Director.
Air Supply will be performing at BB Kings in NYC on April 20 with Constantine Maroulis as their special guest.
LOST IN LOVE is set in England in the early 1900s and has a Downton Abbey feel. As royalty and emerging American wealth collide, a man and a woman must decide to follow tradition or live for love.
The staged reading is scheduled April 23 & 24 in New York City (industry/invited only).
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