For all of you Alice Ripley fans, I've got two exciting bits of news for you. The Tony-award-winning actress/singer will be playing this coming Monday, July 9, at 8 p.m. at the Pink Elephant, 40 W. 8th St. She will perform an intimate acoustic set, including songs from her "Daily Practice" album. This new venue is located where the legendary Bon Soir night club was -- where Barbra Streisand, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller and others got their start. Doors open at 7 p.m. For ticket information, click HERE.
Meanwhile, Alice -- as well as fellow Tony winner Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis in "Million Dollar Quartet"), Uzo Aduba ("Godspell") and Myles Erlick ("Billy Elliot") -- have signed on to appear in "Sing Along," a short musical film about a introverted 14-year-old boy who survives day-to-day life by imagining the world is a musical. (I'm guessing creator Mark Oxman loosely based this on every gay guy's childhood!) The film will feature original songs by award-winning composer Ron Wasserman. For more information, including details of the upcoming Kickstarter effort, click HERE.
I've always thought it would be incredible if Alice did a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "The Only Living Boy in New York." Might this film inspire Alice to make my wish come true on Monday?
And if you dare, watch this video to find out about Alice's secret past as the Joyce DeWitt of "Hee Haw," and why a girl from Dayton with an insincere smile would have made the ultimate Eva Peron.