Alice Ripley - News Poster

News

Watch Live: Broadway’s Biggest Stars Sing Out in Inauguration Day ‘Concert For America’

  • PEOPLE.com
Watch Live: Broadway’s Biggest Stars Sing Out in Inauguration Day ‘Concert For America’
Broadway’s biggest stars are lending their voices to an Inauguration Day concert in New York City Friday, designed to raise money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection.

The event is already sold out, but People and Entertainment Weekly is streaming the show live from N.Y.C.’s Town Hall beginning at 3 p.m. Est — right here on People.com.

It’ll also be streaming on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (Pen). Go to People.com/Pen, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Watch Broadway Stars Crush ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love’ at Democratic Convention (Video)

  • The Wrap
Watch Broadway Stars Crush ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love’ at Democratic Convention (Video)
Delegates were swaying back and fourth while singing along to a live rendition of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by a variety of Broadway stars at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The song fired up the packed crowd and received one of the biggest ovations of the week, with the room chanting, “Love trumps hates” when the song ended. Kristen Bell, Darren Criss, Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Debra Messing, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Rosie Perez were joined by over a dozen other Broadway stars for the powerful track that was recently recorded as a benefit.
See full article at The Wrap »

See Broadway Stars Sing for Orlando on 'Maya and Marty'

See Broadway Stars Sing for Orlando on 'Maya and Marty'
Maya Rudolph and Martin Short hosted a crew of Broadway stars on the show who paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting with a cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's classic song "What the World Needs Now Is Love." The song has been released on iTunes to benefit the Lgbt Center of Orlando.

Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv

— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016

Vocalists included Megan Hilty, Sean Hayes, Frankie Grande, Fran Drescher, Billy Porter,
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty

  • PEOPLE.com
Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty
[Embedcode {Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016 }] Over 40 Broadway stars joined together for the first live performance of the Broadway for Orlando cover of "What the World Needs Now Is Love." For Tuesday's episode of NBC's Maya & Marty, a star-studded ensemble gathered at Studio 6A in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to perform the Burt Bacharach-Hal David anthem they had recorded at Avatar Studios just three days after the June 12 massacre in Orlando. The theater community banded together to raise their voices in support for the loved ones of the 49 innocent victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. Over 50 people were also injured. Among those in attendance
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty

  • PEOPLE.com
Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty
[Embedcode {Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016 }] Over 40 Broadway stars joined together for the first live performance of the Broadway for Orlando cover of "What the World Needs Now Is Love." For Tuesday's episode of NBC's Maya & Marty, a star-studded ensemble gathered at Studio 6A in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to perform the Burt Bacharach-Hal David anthem they had recorded at Avatar Studios just three days after the June 12 massacre in Orlando. The theater community banded together to raise their voices in support for the loved ones of the 49 innocent victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. Over 50 people were also injured. Among those in attendance
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Watch: The Cast of ‘American Psycho’ Performs ‘Selling Out’

The cast of “American Psycho” visited Stephen Colbert’s late night studio on April 2, ahead of their April 21 opening at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Previews began March 24. Starring Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman, Alice Ripley, Heléne Yorke, Drew Moerlein, and others, the production features music and lyrics from Duncan Sheik (“Spring Awakening”) with the book written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Rupert Goold directs the West End transfer that received raves before heading over the pond. “There are a lot of serious ideas within this book that I wanted to make sure our show is exploring,” Sheik told Backstage about the show in March. “That’s why I was really excited to have Rupert come on as the director.... I knew he would respect the fact that this wasn’t an exercise in camp but something that could be funny, entertaining, and incredibly thought-provoking that also delves into the psychology of these people
See full article at Backstage »

Get Ready for BroadwayCon, Theater Fans

In case you haven’t heard, Broadway is finally getting the Comic-Con treatment it deserves Jan. 22–24 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Created by Melissa Anelli, Stephanie Dornhelm, and “Rent” star Anthony Rapp, the first-ever BroadwayCon will provide thespians an all-access pass to the Great White Way. The weekend schedule is chock-full of workshops, speeches, panels, and yes, performances from some of today’s most accomplished theater artists. “BroadwayCon is going to be a theatre-lover’s dream come true,” announced Philip S. Birsh, president and CEO of Playbill, which is co-presenting the event. “Fans will not only be able to meet their favorite stars and the backstage folks who make it all happen—but they’ll spend the weekend with like-minded people and make new friends.” Guest artists include “Hamilton” cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, and Jonathan Groff, as well as producer Ken Davenport,
See full article at Backstage »

The Link Awakens

Vulture every lightsaber in the Star Wars franchise ranked. Solid rankings actually and I rarely say that about other people's lists ;)

NPR talks to Harvey Keitel about his role in Youth

Coming Soon Trainspotting 2 is officially a go. The entire principal cast returns to reprise their roles. Ready for round two of Ewan McGregor as Renton?

i09 Ryan Coogler may follow up Creed behind the cameras of Marvel's Black Panther (2018)

La Times Directors of Room, Love and Mercy, Brooklyn, Sicario and more discuss nailing crucial scenes

People Sisters "The Farce Awakens". Tina Fey & Amy Poehler are going head to head with Star Wars on December 18th

Interview Magazine talks to Jake Lacy (Carol), our favorite "square" boyfriend at the movies

In Contention Laverne Cox helps with the Tangerine Oscar campaign

Awards Daily the current Bfca scores for several movies. It's always amusing to see how this lines up with their
See full article at FilmExperience »

Afm: Angel Grace starts sales on 'Isn't It Delicious'

  • ScreenDaily
Afm: Angel Grace starts sales on 'Isn't It Delicious'
Us-based Angel Grace Worldwide (Agw) starts sales at the Afm this week on Isn’t It Delicious from Skyline-nyc Productions and Empekay KayJayKay Productions.

Kathleen Chalfant, Keir Dullea, Alice Ripley, Mia Dillon and Robert LuPone star in the comedy about a feisty East Coast matriarch who sets out to put things straight with her family after she learns she is dying.

Michael Patrick Kelly makes his feature directorial debut.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror’ Taps Laverne Cox as Frank-n-Furter

Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror’ Taps Laverne Cox as Frank-n-Furter
Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” has invited Laverne Cox to come up to its lab.

The “Orange is the New Black” actress has been cast as the sexually ambiguous flirtatious alien mad scientist Frank-n-Furter in the two-hour event special, said to be a re-imagination of the cult classic. The part is most famously played by a leather-corseted Tim Curry in the film version of the musical, which turned 40 this year.

Fox’s version was announced earlier this year, with “High School Musical’s” Kenny Ortega on board to direct, choreograph and exec produce. Gail Berman is producing the two-hour special through her Jackal Group with Fox 21 Television Studios. Lou Adler, who exec produced the movie, is also on board to exec produce. (Berman attempted to get a similar production on the air when she was president of Fox.)

The stage production “The Rocky Horror Show” first appeared in the
See full article at Variety - TV News »

‘Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Shining’ to Hit the Stage Next Fall

  • DailyDead
Though it’s packed with unnerving moments from start to finish, viewers of The Shining may remember the ghost of Delbert Grady telling Jack Torrance that he must “correct” his wife and child as a particularly creepy scene, and next year fans of the film can see Delbert’s suggestion mixed with dancing and humor onstage in a musical theater parody of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic.

If you enjoyed Stephen King’s 1977 novel, The Shining, have watched Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of the same name multiple times, or enjoyed watching horror and humor melded in a live show like Evil Dead The Musical, then you may want to check out the upcoming Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Shining. Set to hit the stage sometime next fall, the musical parody made an onstage sneak peek performance on Wednesday night.

To get a taste of what’s to come,
See full article at DailyDead »

Ready for ‘The Shining’ the Unauthorized Musical?

The sick and twisted characters of The Overlook Hotel have been resurrected. However, this time with some singing credentials in Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Shining.

The Stephen King horror novel, turned Stanley Kubrick film classic, turned musical parody, showcased Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as Wendy and Tony Award-nominated actor, Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel), as Jack at a sneak peek last night at Pearl Studios in New York City.

The post Ready for ‘The Shining’ the Unauthorized Musical? appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
See full article at shocktillyoudrop »

2 Tickets to the ‘Side Show’

If you still haven’t gotten tickets to see the revival of Broadway’s “Side Show,” starring Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, now’s your chance! NewYork.com, the online platform for consumers to “book their New York City itinerary,” is giving away tickets to 100 lucky couples for the production based on real-life 1920s conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton. The original production premiered in 1998 and earned original leads Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley the first joint Tony nomination in the awards’ history. Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon (“Chicago,” “Dreamgirls”), “Side Show” follows the sisters as they move from side show attraction to full-on celebrities in the spotlight. Condon is moving from the big screen musical to make his Broadway debut with the show featuring music from “Dreamgirls’ ” Grammy-winning Henry Krieger, and book and lyrics from Tony Awards nominee Bill Russell. In addition to tickets for “Side Show,” winners
See full article at Backstage »

Top 10 Musicals That Should Be Made Into Movies

There are two upcoming movie musicals that, for a long time, I've wanted to make into motion pictures, should someone with money be willing to give me the funds to make them -- Into The Woods and The Last 5 Years. I'm both nervous and excited to see how directors Rob Marshall and Richard Lagravenese, respectfully, have interpreted the material I hold so close to my heart. I am especially nervous for Into The Woods, given Marshall's less than impressive track record. If someone is going to screw up something I cherish, it should be me. Of course, there are far more than two musicals I have a deep connection to. Some have already been made into films, like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Les Miserables, but there is a vast collection of musicals I have thought could make fantastic films, but have never been made.
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

Lance Horne Spreads The Love with Cheyenne Jackson, Alan Cumming & More

  • The Backlot
Lance Horne performing at Lincoln Center.

What do you get when you add Alan Cumming, Alice Ripley and Rachel Dratch on stage with Emmy Award-winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer Lance Horne? If you’re in New York City on March 31st, you can find out.

Horne will be performing songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last at NY hot spot, Birdland (his debut at the venue) with help from Cumming, Ripley and Dratch, who all appear on the CD along with Cheyenne Jackson, Ricki Lake, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Meow Meow and Lea DeLaria. On the same night, Horne will also provide a preview to The Night Before My Wedding, his upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman.

And, if you’re not in New York, Horne also has upcoming dates in San Francisco (with the Sf Gay Men’s Chorus, March 25-26) and Los Angeles (at The Rockwell April 15th).

TheBacklot
See full article at The Backlot »

Raiders of the Lost Link

Total Film Idina Menzel on the long delayed Wicked movie adaptation

Av Club a Hilarious takedown of Nikki Finke's awful couching of Nelson Mandela's passing (Rip) in movie terms 

Boy Culture Happy birthday Boy Culture. Matt selects his 100 favorite posts from 8 years of blogging

The Onion "Google Streep View Panorama" Lol! (This could not be more appropriate to share at The Film Experience since we're always discussing Meryl Streep's Ubiquity). 

i09 Disney buys Indiana Jones. all the franchises will soon belong to them [insert evil laugh]

Playbill Sutton Foster will lead another TV show. This one is not a musical though... boo.

Playbill but another Broadway diva Alice Ripley will be starring in a film called Sugar which she'll do music for. Yay.

Mnpp Which is hotter, Brad Pitt edition

me says wishes there were people of color in Frances Ha. I remember people had the same complaint about Girls and Woody Allen films before it.
See full article at FilmExperience »

Alice Ripley, Robert Clohessy Heading for ‘Sugar!’ (Exclusive)

Alice Ripley, Robert Clohessy Heading for ‘Sugar!’ (Exclusive)
Broadway veteran Alice Ripley and Robert Clohessy will play spouses in the indie drama “Sugar!,” with filming set for next summer.

Lauren Rayner is producing, and “My Life as Abraham Lincoln” producer-director Shari Berman is on board to helm. Leora Kalish’s script focuses on the middle-aged piano teacher wife of a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who secretly forms an all-women rock band on a dare.

Ripley will portray the wife who forms the band, dubbed Sugar. She won a Tony for best actress in a musical for the 2009 play “Next to Normal.”

Ripley hosts her own YouTube channel (ripleytheband) and has produced more than 300 videos. Her songs in the film will be inspired by such artists such as Supertramp, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John.

Clohessy’s credits include TV series “Oz,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Blue Bloods.” Rayner’s producing credits “Moving Forward” and “The Days God Slept.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Countdown to Carrie: "When There's No One"

I'm not suggesting that I want to see Chloe Grace Moretz in a musical (God, no) but wouldn't it be great if the impending Carrie remake (October 18th) were an adaptation of the infamous flop stage musical instead or just a retread on hallowed cinema ground? At least then it would have a reason for existing.

Here's the beautiful Alice Ripley, famous to Broadway fans as one half of Side Show's siamese twin stars and the lead in the mental illness musical Next To Normal (which also needs to be a movie, right?) and singing Carrie's 11th hour amazement "When There's No One" on Seattle TV. The stage musical, which we've written about before when it played here in NYC recently, is playing there this month so Seattle readers take note and let us know if you go to the show!) This number is the signature showstopper from cracked mamma Margaret White,
See full article at FilmExperience »

Agent Jim Wilhelm Trusts His Instincts to Discover New Talent

  • Backstage
Jim Wilhelm is glad he's not an actor anymore. A principal talent agent with the New York City–based Douglas, Gorman, Rothacker & Wilhelm Inc., he loved acting and fondly recalls performing in community theater as a young man. Indeed, Wilhelm is still a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, having earned his union card at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. But he never pursued a stage career because of debilitating audition anxiety. "Still, I wanted to work in the theater and be good at what I did," he says.To judge by his roster of clients, Wilhelm has scored. The actors he has repped include Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland, Lainie Kazan, Stephanie Zimbalist, Sharon Gless, Lea Salonga, Alice Ripley, Elaine Paige, Harry Groener, Kathleen Chalfant, John Rubinstein, Douglas Sills, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Choosing talent is always tricky, but Wilhelm is a strong believer in trusting his instincts, regardless of changing.
See full article at Backstage »

Auditions for Lifetime pilot 'Modern Love' starring Eric Stoltz and Ally Sheedy

Woodbridge Productions and Sony Pictures Television are set to begin shooting the pilot episode of the series "Modern Love" for Lifetime Network. The casting directors for the series in New York are auditioning local actors for supporting and day player roles, as well as casting background artists, photo-doubles, and stand-ins. The series stars Eric Stoltz, Ally Sheedy, Cara Buono (Mad Men), Broadway theatre actress Alice Ripley, Charlie Semine (Mercy), and newcomer Samantha Futerman. Seven time Primetime Emmy Award nominated Alan Poul will produce and direct "Modern Love" from a screenplay written by Jenny Bicks, who will also co-produce. Poul is best known for executive producing the HBO series "Six Feet Under". His directing credits include the Showtime series "The Big C," the upcoming ABC series' "Perception," and "Good Christian Belles," as well as the CBS Films movie "The Back-up Plan". Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun , and Gene Stein will executive produce.
See full article at LA Acting Auditions »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites