Tony Winner Alice Ripley Set for Broadway @ NOCCA Series, 1/6
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 "Sideshow" on Broadway. This January, she joins the star-studded lineup of the celebrated Broadway at NOCCA series, on January 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM for one show only. Jessica Means joins her at piano. For tickets please visit http://www.broadwaynola.com/ or call 1-800-838-3006. This holiday season, NOCCA is making available tickets to two Tony-winners for the price of one. Both Alice Ripley and Sutton Foster may be purchased together with The Broadway @ NOCCA Holiday Pass for just $50.
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 brand new film "Isn't It Delicious," and on television in Lifetime TV's "Modern Love." Her original Broadway cast recordings include "Next to Normal," "Little Fish," "Dreamgirls," "The Rocky Horror Show," "Side Show," "Disney's King David," and "The Who's Tommy." Other recordings include Skinner/Ripley: "Raw at Town Hall"with Side Show co-star Emily Skinner, "Sondheim: The Stephen Sondheim Album," "Elegies for Angels," "Punks and Raging Queens," "The Stephen Schwartz Album," "Duets," "Unsuspecting Hearts." With her band Ripley, featuring Alice on guitar and vocals., she has written and produced the albums "Everything's Fine" (2001, Sh-K-Boom Records/Gaslight), "Ripley EP" (2003), "Outtasite" (2006, Shellac), "Alice Ripley Daily Practice, Volume 1" (2011 Sh-K-Boom Records), and the brand new single this year, "Beautiful Eyes."
Sutton Foster, appearing January 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM, starred on Broadway in "The Will Rogers Follies," "Grease," "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "Annie," and "LES MISERABLES" before her big break and Tony Award-winning performance in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She has since then originated roles in the Broadway productions of "Little Women," "The Drowsy Chaperone," "Young Frankenstein," and "Shrek the Musical." She most recently starred as Reno Sweeney in The Roundabout's revival of "Anything Goes," a role that earned her the 2011 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire, and Broadway.com's Audience Favorite Awards.