Alice Ripley Set for Broadway @ The Art House, 8/2-3
Alice Ripley won a Tony Award for her leading role in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical "Next to Normal," and was a Tony-nominee for the musical "Side Show" on Broadway. This summer, on August 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM, she joins the star-studded lineup of the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Jessica Means joining her at piano. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222.
In addition to her Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for "Next to Normal," Alice Ripley also received the Helen Hayes Award as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. As the conjoined twin sisters Daisy and Violet Hilton who go from circus act to stage performers in the original Broadway cast of "Side Show," Alice and co-star Emily Skinner became the first two actresses to be co-nominated for a Best Actress in a Musical Tony Award. She has also starred on Broadway in "The Rocky Horror Show," "James Joyce's The Dead," "Sunset Boulevard," and "The Who's Tommy," as well as both on Broadway and the National tour of "LES MISERABLES."
Her Off-Broadway and regional theatre work includes reprising her award-winning role in the national tour of Next to Normal, as well as the original pre-Broadway production of that musical at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC (Helen Hayes award), "Five Flights," "James Joyce's The Dead," "The Vagina Monologues," "Tell Me on a Sunday" (Helen Hayes nomination), "Shakespeare in Hollywood" (Helen Hayes nomination), "Company" (Helen Hayes nomination). On film, Alice Ripley has been featured in "The Adulterer," "Temptation," and the new film "Isn't It Delicious," and on television in Lifetime TV's "Modern Love."
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius XM satellite radio. As a musician, he has played piano for over a dozen Broadway shows including "Ragtime," "Les Miserables," and "Phantom of the Opera." He was also the Artistic Producer and Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, which included "Dreamgirls" with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and "Hair" with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination). As a comic he was awarded "Funniest Gay Male in NY" at Stand-Up NY and is a three-time Emmy nominee as a writer for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." As an actor, he made his Broadway debut in "The Ritz" directed by Joe Mantello, and has appeared on television on "Law and Order C.I." and All My Children," "Bunheads," and as himself on NBC TV's "Smash." As an author, he wrote the books "The Q Guide to Broadway," "Broadway Nights," and just released his new novel "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan" on Random House, and as an audio book on audible.com featuring "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "SNL's" Ana Gasteyer, "Smash's" Megan Hilty among others, and writes a weekly column on Playbill.com. Most recently year he added "television mogul" to that long when he launched Seth TV, his new, web-based entertainment network. This past summer he co-produced the critically acclaimed play "Unbroken Circle" by James Wesley, and is co-playwright, co-producer and star of the hit new Off-Broadway 'disaster movie musical' "Disaster!" running now at St. Luke's Theatre in New York.
This Broadway concert series was inaugurated in 2011 by Mark Cortale at The Art House in Provincetown featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. In its third season last summer of 2013, the series presented Broadway superstars like Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Megan Mullally, Christine Ebersole, and Joanna Gleason. The Broadway @ series also premiered last season in New Orleans, in Australia with Megan Mullally and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. This season of 2013-14 the series travels to Los Angeles @ The Broad Stage, Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, The Poconos @ The Stroudsmoor, Woodstock, NY @ The Woodstock Playhouse, Hartford @ The Bushnell, and Detroit @ The Berman Center for the Performing Arts... and at a city near you soon! More info at markcortalepresents.com.
Broadway @ The Art House concert series is sponsored by Cape Air, the Anchor Inn Beach House, Ptown Bikes, Urban Man Made, and SethTV.com
The Art House is wheelchair accessible.