The arts education program will begin at 1 PM at the Poe Middle School Lecture Hall in Annandale, VA. ArtSpeak! brings performing artists to Northern Virginia schools; the afternoon will include an interview, a live performance and a question-and-answer session. Those who have previously taken part in the program include such Broadway favorites as Judy Kuhn, Alice Ripley, Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Errico, Sally Mayes, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Tony-winning A Chorus Line composer Marvin Hamlisch. Lauren Kennedy 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. She 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 debut solo CD is titled "The Songs of Jason Robert Brown."
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 Avow and Boogie Woogie, and his screen credits include "Jake and the Fatman," "Three's a Crowd," "Another World," "Matlock" and "Homicide."
The program is free and open to the public. For more information call (703) 813-3800.