January 15, 2015

Graham Fenton (@graham_fenton) & Nicole Kaplan (@NikkiKaplan) Featured in @Norm_Clarke LVRJ Column!

January 15th, 2015

web1_fenton_0Graham Fenton & Nicole Kaplan (Photo Credit: Norm Clarke, LVRJ)/>

When Graham Fenton and Nicole Kaplan performed together in their first college play, it included a kiss.

That kiss was the start of a fairy tale romance that led to a rare distinction — a married couple with lead roles in major Las Vegas productions.

Fenton plays Frankie Valli’s character in “Jersey Boys,” which is nearing its sixth year on the Strip. Kaplan became one of the six female leads in “Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers” as an eleventh-hour replacement.

One of the leads was let go five weeks after rehearsals began. For Wynn and his creative team, it was like finding gold.

“How lucky for us. She’s as good as anyone you ever saw,” Wynn said.

Fenton and Kaplan met in 2001 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She was a sophomore, and he was a freshman when they teamed up in “Dies Irae,” Latin for “days of wrath.”

After that kiss, “I ended up killing him,” Kaplan said.

“Let’s hope life doesn’t imitate art,” Fenton said, during an interview over lattes at Town Square.

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