Sh-K-Boom Records will present Alice Ripley, Tom Kitt and Greg Naughton as part of the "Songwriter’s Circle" at Park Slope, Brooklyn's Southpaw. The event will take place in the New York City borough's venue Aug. 13.
The event, hosted by singer/songwriter/composer Jeremy Schonfeld — a Sh-K-Boom artist developing a new rock musical — will start at 9 PM.
Ripley, who starred in this summer's production of Company at the Kennedy Center, earned a Tony Award nomination for her turn 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. 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."
Kitt heads up the Tom Kitt Band, which recently backed up actor Mario Cantone at his An Evening with Mario Cantone. The composer's current work-in-progress, Feeling Electric, with Brian Yorkey, played a concert preview at The Sh-K-Boom Room in The Cutting Room with Sherie René Scott, Norbert Leo Butz and this show's Naughton (Scenes From an Execution, Golden Boy).
Sh-K-Boom's mission is to "bridge the gap between pop music and theatre" by way of their Sh-K-Boom Room live concert series. The Last Five Years marked the first musical cast-album recording for the label that has released solo albums by such theatre notables as Adam Pascal (Aida, Rent), Sherie René Scott (Aida, The Last Five Years) and Ripley. The label boasts the first recording of the annual "Broadway on Broadway" event. For info on the concert at Southpaw, located at 125 5th avenue (near Sterling Pl.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, visit www.spsounds.com. For other Sh-K-Boom news, visit www.sh-k-boom.com.