Side Show and Les Miserables star Alice Ripley's lesser known talent, that of rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter, will be heard in two intimate concert settings in New York City July 25 and Aug. 8.
Ripley, who sings, writes music and lyrics, will perform with her band, Uncle Daddy, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe (407 W. 42nd St.) 9:30 PM July 25 ($15 cover, one drink minimum) and at Gaslight (400 W. 14th Street at 9th Ave.) 10 PM Aug. 8 ($5 cover).
Her material -- influenced by The Beatles, Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell -- includes fragile ballads, poignant piano tunes and guitar-rock melodies.
The gigs are casual, and reservations are not required. For information, call the Beechman at (212) 695-6909 or Gaslight at (212) 807-8444.
Ripley continues as Fantine in Broadway's Les Miserables until early September, when she leaves to begin rehearsals for the new musical, James Joyce's The Dead, for Playwrights Horizons.
The actress-singer is in rehearsals for a summer recording session of a second album of songs with Side Show co-star Emily Skinner, "Duets 2." The first album, made up of specialty songs and duets tailored for a pair of women singers, was inspired by their casting (and combined Best Actress Tony Award nomination) as the Hilton sisters in Broadway's cult fave musical, Side Show.