Kennedy and Campbell Host July 19 Divas! Benefit; Walsh, Bessette and Callaways Perform

News   Kennedy and Campbell Host July 19 Divas! Benefit; Walsh, Bessette and Callaways Perform Broadway couple Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell co-host Divas!, the July 19 benefit for the Hudson Stage Company in Yorktown, NY.
Lauren Kennedy
Lauren Kennedy

The one-night-only event boasts performances by Liz Callaway, star of Broadway's Baby, Miss Saigon and Cats; Ann Hampton Callaway, the MAC Award-winning performer who made her Broadway debut in Swing!; recent Company star Barbara Walsh, who was Tony-nominated for her performance in Falsettos; and regional theatre actress Mimi Bessette.

The concert will be presented on the grounds of a private property on Baptist Church Road in Yorktown Heights, NY. Attendees are invited to bring picnics.

The evening begins at 7 PM with a cocktail party with wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a silent auction. The concert will begin at sunset and will be followed by coffee and dessert.

Proceeds from the Divas! concert will benefit the upcoming Hudson Stage Company season.

Alan Campbell, most recently on Broadway in the Tony-winning dance musical Contact, portrayed Joe Gillis in the Los Angeles and Broadway productions of Sunset Boulevard, earning a Tony nomination for his work in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Campbell has been seen Off-Broadway in Adrift in Macao, Avow and Boogie Woogie, and his screen credits include "Jake and the Fatman," "Three's a Crowd," "Another World," "Matlock" and "Homicide." Lauren Kennedy — who will be seen in the new musical Vanities, first at the Pasadena Playhouse and then on Broadway in the fall — was most recently seen on the New York stage as the Lady of the Lake in the Tony-winning musical Spamalot. She covered the role of Daisy Hilton in the Broadway production of Side Show and also appeared in the New York companies of Sunset Boulevard and Les Misérables. Kennedy starred in The Rhythm Club and was also a part of the early incarnations of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, playing the role that would be played Off-Broadway by Sherie Rene Scott, when Kennedy crossed the Atlantic to star in the National Theatre's revival of South Pacific. Kennedy also appeared in The Ten Commandments: The Spectacle Musical, and her solo recordings are titled "The Songs of Jason Robert Brown" and "Here and Now."

For tickets, priced $100 per person, call (914) 271-2811 or visit www.hudsonstage.com.