The Boston Herald reports that Ripley will star in Jeffrey Hatcher's new adaptation of the George S. Kaufman/Moss Hart play next month at Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre. An Emerson Stage production, the play will run Nov. 14-22; Melia Bensussen directs. The play concerns a famous acting couple who die onstage during one of their performances; throughout the next century they haunt the theatre and debate whether to remain married throughout eternity. Steve Hendrickson will co-star. Ripley, who headlined a production of Tell Me On a Sunday at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, earned a Tony nomination for her performance as conjoined twin Violet Hilton in the musical Side Show. She has also appeared on Broadway in The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Les Misérables and in the City Center Encores! production of Li'l Abner as well as the concert run of King David. Ripley starred in the Kennedy Center's production of Company and reprised her role as fearful bride Amy on TV's "Kennedy Center Honors." Ripley's non show recordings include two discs with Side Show co-star Emily Skinner — "Duets" and "Unsuspecting Hearts" — and a recording of her own compositions, "Everything's Fine."
The Cutler Majestic Theatre is located at Emerson College at 219 Tremont Street. Tickets, ranging from $15-$21, are available by calling (212) 239 6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.