Unsuspecting Hearts," the second album of songs by the actresses who made a splash as conjoined twins in Broadway's Side Show, is on store shelves beginning Oct. 26. As a followup to the CD, "Duets," in which Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner sang famous theatre duets, Varese Sarabande is releasing a recording that includes some duets and some solos.
Ripley and Skinner were nominated as Best Actress (a highly unusual single nom for two people) for 1997's Side Show, in which they played the Siamese-Twin vaudeville performers, the Hilton sisters. They now appear together (but not as sisters) in the Playwrights Horizons staging of The Dead, a new musical by Shaun Davey and Richard Nelson. Opening night is Oct. 28.
The new "Unsuspecting Hearts" recording includes the following:
"Friendship/Friends to the End" (from Dubarry Was a Lady/Tom & Jerry)
"She's Gone" (cut from Side Show, Alice solo)
"Pretty Women" (from Sweeney Todd)
"The Alto's Lament" (Emily solo)
"Unsuspecting Hearts" (from Carrie)
"I'm Past My Prime" (from Li'l Abner)
"Losing Track of Time" (from the upcoming musical Summer of '42, Alice solo)
"What You Don't Know About Women" (from City of Angels)
"I Don't Know How To Love Him" (from Jesus Christ Superstar, Emily solo)
"Solid Silver Platform Shoes" (from The Magic Show)
"My White Knight" (from The Music Man, Alice solo)
"The Miller's Son" (from A Little Night Music, Emily solo)
"Live With Someone You Love" (from Martin Guerre)
"The Last Duet/Enough Is Enough "
"Old Friend" (from I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road)
-- By Kenneth Jones