It Takes Two
An Evening with Lauren Kennedy & Alan Campbell
Here’s what happens when “His” and “Hers” merge into a perfect “Ours!” It’s one of the most lovable, refreshing evenings on the concert stage with the couple called the “Steve-&-Eydie” of a whole new generation! While their individual careers jet between Broadway, regional theatres, recording studios, film and TV, with It Takes Two, they joyfully get to share a stage together. And it’s as welcoming and refreshing as gathering around the piano in their living room.
On the day they met, Lauren Kennedy was the fresh-faced North Carolina ingenue plucked out of Cincinnati Conservatory by Andrew Loyd Webber to land in one of most-anticipated shows to come along in years. Alan Campbell was the suave, golden-voiced tenor from Florida, making waves in New York and turning heads as the young male lead opposite Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard.
They’ve been making music, together and apart, as husband and wife, almost ever since. It Takes Two is a delectable evening when the two get to share the stage together, and the performance features a range of musical content and styles as broad as their very impressive careers...
Lauren Kennedy’s roles have included Lady of the Lake in Broadway’s Spamalot, Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard, Daisy Hilton in Side Show, and the final Fantine in the history-making run of Les Miserables. She was Nellie Forbush in Trevor Nunn’s masterful London production of South Pacific, Cinderella at New York City Opera, and starred in premieres including White Christmas, The Last Five Years, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Vanities, Good Ol Girls, and The Ten Commandments with Val Kilmer at L.A.’s Kodak Theatre.
Alan Campbell originated the role of Joe Gillis in his Tony-nominated performance in Sunset Boulevard and starred in Susan Stroman’s Tony Award-winning Contact at Lincoln Center. Principal credits also include productions or tours of Lanford Wilson’s Book of Days, 12 Angry Men, Beauty and the Beast, Bells Are Ringing; film roles in Simple Wish and Tom, Dick and Harry; five seasons on TV’s Jake & the Fatman with Bill Conrad, with John Ritter on Three’s a Crowd, as Evan Grant on Another World and as Dr. Ellis Marshall on All My Children, with guest roles on network mainstays including Law and Order & Law and Order SVU, Homicide, Facts of Life and Matlock.
Married now for more than ten years, Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell -- on stage with each other – are nothing less than the ideal musical merger. With songs giddy and light-hearted to powerful and poignant, you’ll hear well-known hits from their Broadway musicals to remarkably fresh, undiscovered gems from a whole new bounty of remarkable young composers & lyricists. You’ll hear numbers you haven’t heard in years – and numbers you haven’t heard at all. There’ll be songs you’d never expect them to sing – and songs you were desperately hoping they would. It’s an evening of graciously shared, consummately entertaining, smooth-as-silk and real-as-cotton show biz fun and perfection. And it’s as delectable as chocolate and champagne (with some iced tea and pimento cheese on the side!)
In a Word…
"This couple's combined Broadway experience translates into bang-up, class-A entertainment." - News And Observer
"Kennedy delivers a star performance ... a convincing Southern vixen who charms her gallant prince." - Broadway World
"Alan Campbell is a charismatic golden boy with a voice to match." - The Wall Street Journal
"Kennedy gives a star making performance. Her singing rings out as clear as a fingernail flick on a crystal champagne glass. Intoxicating..." - New Jersey Star Ledger
"From the bravura opening number to their charming encore, Campbell and Kennedy have personality plus and know how to project it." - ClassicalVoiceofNC.com
A Presenter's Point of View
“Lauren Kennedy & Alan Campbell’s It Takes Two was the perfect end to our first season at the new Cary Arts Center – a capacity crowd enjoying a gracious nightcap with two incredible talents. Lauren & Alan instantly made our audience members feel like old friends, welcoming them to an intimate evening of sophistication, humor and magical music.”
- Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, Town of Cary
Cary Performing Arts Center, Cary, NC
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