STAGE TUBE: Alice Ripley Talks NEXT TO NORMAL Tour
In Focus' Eden Lane begins the new year with an interview with Tony winner, Alice Ripely. She was in Denver touring with the musical, "next to normal" and discussed her five year commitment to the project, how she survives the drain, and her new album.
Alice Ripley, who starred in the Paper Mill Playhouse's production of The Baker's Wife, has appeared on Broadway in Side Show (Tony nomination), The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Les Misérables and in the City CenterEncores! production of Li'l Abner. She has also been seen in next to normal (Drama Desk nomination), Tell Me On a Sunday, Company, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Fabulous Invalid and Five Flights. Ripley's non-show recordings include two discs with Side Show co-starEmily Skinner - "Duets" and "Unsuspecting Hearts" - and a recording of her own compositions, "Everything's Fine." The singing actress also heads her own rock band, RIPLEY; the group has just released a CD titled "Outtasite," now available on iTunes, CDBaby and Pandora.com.