Andrea McArdle and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Reading of Air Supply Musical Lost In Love

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Annie Tony Award nominee Andrea McArdle will join the previously reported Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis for the upcoming industry readings of the new Air Supply musical Lost In Love.

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Robyn Lee will direct the private New York City readings that will take place April 23-24. The musical pulls its score from the catalogue of the Grammy-winning band Air Supply.

Air Supply duo Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are known for such hits as "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All."

McArdle will take on the role of Mrs. Rutledge, "an aristocratic woman of a certain age who seems to know everything about everyone," according to the authors. Click here to visit the Playbill Vault page for McArdle.

Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde) is slated to play Eduardo, "a charming Italian prince, in title, but with little means of financial support," in the reading. Visit Maroulis' page on the Playbill Vault to read more about his career.

The cast also includes Justin Matthew Sargent (Rock of Ages, Bonnie & Clyde), Kristin Piacentile, Lynn Craig, Paul Jackel (The Secret Garden), Beau Allen (Best Little Whorehouse, Jesus Christ Superstar), Adinah Alexander (Kinky Boots, Wicked), William Blake ("American Idol"), Brian Golub (Naked Boys Singing), Georgia Haege and Jamie Epstein.

Russell has penned four original songs for Lost In Love, which is also the title of the band's fifth studio album. The title song also placed on the Billboard Hot 100.

Russell has been working to develop the musical with book writer Melissa Bell, who is also collaborating with Tommy Tune on the new musical 54. Jonathan Ivie is musical director for the reading.

Lost In Love, according to the authors, 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 follow tradition or live for love."

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