'American Idol' Alum Constantine Maroulis Gets 'Lost in Love' in Air Supply Musical
The season 4 finalist and star of Broadway's of "Rock of Ages" takes on a new role in the show based on the music of the 80s balladeers.
Constantine Maroulis is heading back to Broadway next month. The American Idol season 4 alum has been cast in the role of Eduardo for a table-read of the new musical, Lost in Love, which is based on the music of Air Supply.
Graham Russell, who composed "All Out of Love," "Lost in Love" and many of the 80s band's smash hits, has written four new songs for the musical and is working hands-on with book writer Melissa Bell in developing the new musical, with Robyn Lee set to direct. Maroulis M
Maroulis, who is slated to star in a revival of Jekyll & Hyde this fall, will lead the private table reading of the show next month in New York City. He recently wrapped a starring role in The Toxic Avenger (with music by Bon Jovi keyboardist and Memphis songwriter, David Bryan) at the Alley Theatre in Houston.
The Air Supply-American Idol connection dates back to Maroulis' season of Idol when eventual winner Carrie Underwood wowed audiences with her own take on the group's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" (see video below).
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 follow tradition or live for love. Eduardo is a charming Italian prince in title, but with little means of financial support.
In other news, Maroulis is a confirmed guest for Monday night's "Miscast Gala" at the Hammerstein Ballroon in New York City.
The annual MCC Theater event brings together Broadway stars to perform songs from shows and roles in which they'd never be cast. Hosted by Lewis Black, the show will also honor the authors of the musical Carrie -- Academy Award-winning composer Michael Gore, Academy Award-winning lyricist Dean Pitchford and screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen -- for their "bold, daring, risk-taking spirit."
In addition to Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde), the event will feature performances by Jonathan Groff (Glee, Spring Awakening), Megan Hilty (Smash, 9 to 5), Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Josh Gad (Modern Family, The Book of Mormon), Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Jan Maxwell (Follies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon) and Nicole Parker (MadTV, Wicked).
The Jekyll & Hyde tour is slated to open Oct. 2 in San Diego, followed by a 25-city tour and a Broadway opening next spring.