Alice Ripley and Paulo Szot in Rehearsal For 54 Below Gigs
Alice Ripley (Aug. 3) and Paulo Szot (Aug. 5-11) took to the stage to offer musical samples from their upcoming 54 Below gigs. Ripley performed a signature Side Show tune that will be part of her show titled Ripley Reflects, a retrospective of her career featuring show tunes and her own original songs. Szot ran through a string of Broadway classics, including songs from Finian's Rainbow, Porgy and Bess and Kiss Me, Kate. Szot's performances will be part of the 54 Below Celebrates Brazil series. Visit 54below.com for details.
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