Nicholas Rodriguez was known to soap audiences as Nick Chavez on ABC’s “One Life to Live” for which he received a GLAAD Media Award. But next week on June 5th, he will join the cast of “Lost in Love” a new play that features the music of the iconic group Air Supply for a sold-out staged reading to benefit The Actors Fund. Mr.Rodriguez replaces Justin Matthew Sargent, who had a scheduling conflict.
The cast includes Tony-nominated actors Constantine Maroulis (“Rock of Ages”) and Andrea McArdle, Broadway’s original “Annie.” Air Supply’s Grammy and American Music-award winner Graham Russell will be performing on guitar and Russell Hitchcock will be in attendance. The cast also includes Kristin Piacentile, Lynn Craig, Paul Jackel, Beau Allen, Wren Harrington William Blake, Jamie Epstein, Daphne Thompson and Wade Walton.
“Lost in Love,” which had two previous readings in NYC during April, features some of Air Supply’s biggest hits including “All Out of Love,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All.” Additionally, four new songs composed by Graham Russell are included in the show. All songs are newly arranged by musical director Jonathan Ivey “Jivie” and Josh Freilich. The June 5 benefit is produced by Rick Newman and Peter Martin (Celebrity Autobiography.). Robyn C. Lee will direct. Set in the 1900s, the show has a “Downton Abbey” feel, in which a man and a woman must decide to follow tradition or live for love.
The benefit reading will be held at The Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd Street, New York City. The event begins at 5:00 p.m.
About The Actors Fund:
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has—for 130 years—been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.