Additional casting will be announced for the production, to play May 8-June 2 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre in New Haven, CT.
Ripley won the 2009 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Next to Normal. She also received a Tony nomination for her role in the musical Side Show.
Here's how Long Wharf bills the play, which won the 2012 Tony Award as Best Play: "In 1959, we meet a nervous group of neighbors trying to talk their friends out of selling their home to a black family. Sixty years later, hilarious sparks fly as a white family attempts to move into the now predominantly African-American neighborhood. Racism rears its head through an ostensibly polite veneer. This provocative and funny Pulitzer Prize-winning play delves into America's complicated relationship with race with sharp humor and deep perception."
Ripley will play a mother and wife trying to keep her family's emotional balance in check in Act One. She's a digressive real estate agent in Act Two.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You