Ripley will begin a stint as a Las Vegas showgirl on "All My Children" May 17. TV Guide reports that Ripley will encounter Eric Kane (Emmy Award winner Susan Lucci), who travels to Sin City to begin a new life far away from Pine Valley. Kane will catch the eye of a producer, who casts her in one of his Vegas extravaganzas featuring Ripley. Chatterbox host Seth Rudetsky will also appear on the ABC soap, playing a choreographer. On May 2, the singer-actress will return to the concert stage when she and her band, Ripley, offer a program of all-new tunes at Arlene's Grocery. The New York hotspot is located at 95 Stanton Street, and show time is 9 PM. Visit www.arlene-grocery.com for more information.
Alice 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." Ripley's recent theatrical credits include Ken Ludwig's Shakespeare in Hollywood, a regional production of The Fabulous Invalid and the Off-Broadway hit Five Flights.