The world premiere of the highly anticipated new musical ALL OUT OF LOVE will be staged in Perth and then Singapore in 2014!
ALL OUT OF LOVE is produced by Musical Management Asia Pacific MMAP, headed by Naomi Toohey and Dale Harrison. Harrison said, “Air Supply were the first Western group to tour China, Taiwan, and countless other countries. With the World Premier in Singapore in 2014, ALL OUT OF LOVE will continue the tradition of breaking new ground.”
ALL OUT OF LOVE tells the story of Jamie Crimson, a hugely successful singer who seems to have it all, but has lost the one thing that inspired him to make music, his Muse, the love of his life. Hearing from his band that he is planning to retire from music, Stacie King, the ambitious and irrepressible daughter of Tommy King (music mogul) decides to bring him back to the streets he came from. Stacie helps Jamie to rediscover the world and inspiration he left behind and reconnect with the woman he drifted away from then lost. With paparazzi, obsessive fans and her father’s bodyguards on their tail, and many obstacles in their path, Stacie is determined to help Jamie find his Muse. Can Jamie and Muse reunite to sing the love song they wrote together?
Barry Siegel, Air Supply’s manager and producer on the production said, “It is not a tribute show that mimics Air Supply, this is a totally new show that uses Air Supply’s music in a new theatrical production. A romantic comedy, a love story and great rock ballads, what more could you ask for”
The show will feature 16 Air Supply songs including "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" and perhaps a few of their songs you might not have heard for a while.
After two years of development Toohey and Harrison have found the ideal city to premiere ALL OUT OF LOVE. Toohey said “After touring shows intensively through Asia, I always felt I was having a little piece of Australia following me when I heard an Air Supply song. I always wanted to open the production in Australia and Graham, Russell and Barry all agree this is the perfect place to start this new journey for their music and the musical.”
Graham Russell said, “Russell and I want the songs to have a life beyond our performances on stage. Of course we will still be performing for our fans and we see ALL OUT OF LOVE bringing our music to new audiences.”
Writer Jim Millan was the founding artistic director of the renowned Crow’s Theatre, one of Canada’s foremost independent theatre companies, where he has written, produced or directed more than 70 plays. Jim was script consultant on the revised Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway and rewrote and redirected the musical Lucky Guy off Broadway during previews. Jim created a one man show with CNN Icon Larry King and was the Creative Director on Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman’s Mythbusters Behind the Myths Tour.
A talented and experienced team of creative artists came together to produce ALL OUT OF LOVE. Stephen Amos is the musical director of the production.
Stephen Amos’s credits include Grease, West Side Story, the 10th Anniversary production of Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, Kiss Me Kate for the Production Company, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, and Billy Elliot for which he won a Helpmann award. Stephen also worked with Yusuf Islam on the new musical Moon Shadow.
ALL OUT OF LOVE will premiere in Perth, Australia in July and an October season in Singapore with other Australian and international dates soon to be announced.
Musical Management Asia Pacific (MMAP)
MMAP has been formed by Naomi Toohey and Dale Harrison to produce musicals in Asia. All Out Of Love will be their first production but they both have many years in the industry.
Naomi worked with some of the largest studios in entertainment, including Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Cirque de Soleil, HiT Entertainment, Creature Production Company and the BBC to deliver shows including Thomas and Friends Live On Stage, Scooby Doo and Dora the Explorer to the massive Walking With Dinosaurs. Marketing shows from Melbourne, to Taipei, Nanjing and selling in excess of 400,000 tickets with a value of more than $35 million in a nine month period was a career highlight. Since stepping out of the marketing chair Naomi has been general managing tours of Charlie and Lola around Australia, co-producing Pantalone’s Inn for the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Danny and Deep Blue Sea for Melbourne audiences. Now “All Out Of Love” brings the challenge of producing a new musical theatre production for the Singapore premier season.
Dale has been a producer of theatre, concerts and live events for 10 years and has toured productions across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. In 2009 Dale worked with IMG Artists to manage the establishment of Live! Singapore, Asia’s largest performing arts conference and trade fair and in 2012 was a member of the Banyule City Council Cultural Advisory Committee developing the city’s new arts venue. Dale was most recently the Associate Producer of the play Yes, Prime Minister on its Australian and New Zealand tours. Dale has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts Administration.
Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing.
After the shows' performances at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs, "Love and Other Bruises" and "If You Knew Me" and took it to every record company in Sydney. Everyone turned it down but one — CBS Records — who admired their unique style.
They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! That same year, they opened for Rod Stewart across Australia and then throughout the U.S. and Canada playing all of the famous huge venues before Rod would take the stage. They found new fans, but did not break the U.S. market.
Back in Australia they had to start again and made a record called Life Support. On this record were some treasures of songs, including "Lost in Love" which went Top 10 in Australia and somehow found its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York. Clive immediately signed Air Supply to Arista Records and in 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply was on their way. The second single was "All Out of Love," and that went up the charts even quicker.
Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies.
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Sweet Dreams", and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio.
In 2013 the duo continues to play more than 120 shows a year worldwide, including stops in England, Ireland, Israel, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Myanmar, Canada, the U.S., South America and beyond.
Barry J. Siegel is the Managing Partner of Provident Financial Management, one of the largest business management firms in the United States acting for individuals in the entertainment and sports industries. In 1982, Mr. Siegel became one of the founding partners of Siegel & Feldstein, C.P.A.'s. In the 1990's, the firm expanded and changed its name to Provident Financial Management. In 1997, Provident was acquired by American Express and subsequently by RSM McGladrey. Mr. Siegel reacquired Provident in 2011. From 1972 to 1982, Mr. Siegel was a partner in the international C.P.A. firm of Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, where he was responsible for supervising the financial aspects of many major movie, television and music artists. Mr. Siegel is on the Advisory Board of Park Lane (investment bank) providing advisory services to sports based teams and businesses.
Mr. Siegel is an investor in two Broadway musicals (Jersey Boys and Xanadu). He sits on the Board of Governors of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mr. Siegel is a Certified Public Accountant. He is married, has four children and resides in Marina Del Rey, California.