Backstage, which is held from 5-7 PM, is "where the theatre community can convene to relax and unwind - have a cocktail, enjoy the food of Chef Andre Marrero, and maybe get up and sing," according to press notes.
Ripley, who won a Tony for her performance in Next to Normal, has also appeared on Broadway in Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard and The Who's Tommy.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a food/drink minimum of $15; there is no cover charge. For more information, visit 54Below.com.