Bogart and Ripley Sing Sondheim in Orchestra Underground Nov. 17

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Matt Bogart and Alice Ripley, who co-starred in the Kennedy Center's production of Company, reteam for an evening at Zankel Hall Nov. 17.

Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley

American Composers Orchestra begins its second season with a new concert series Orchestra Underground. The series explores the impact of visual arts on music, and the concert, according to production notes, "offers a special focus on the varied and unexpected ways in which composers have been influenced not only by the finished works of visual artists, but also by their creative process and the limitless potential for the two disciplines to inspire and influence each other."

The evening will include the world premiere of Randall Woolf's Women at an Exhibition, the New York premiere of Michael Daugherty's Fire and Blood, featuring violinist Ida Kavafian; Morton Feldman's De Kooning; and selections from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.

Bogart and Ripley will be featured during the Sondheim segment, singing "Finishing the Hat," "We Do Not Belong Together" and "Move On." Steven Sloane is the musical director and conductor for the 7:30 PM evening.

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.

Matt Bogart was seen as Paul in the Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Company, and his Broadway credits include Aida, The Civil War, Miss Saigon and Smokey Joe's Cafe.

The Zankel Hall entrance and lobby are on the east side of Seventh Avenue between 56th Street and 57th Street. Tickets are priced $20-$32; for more information, visit

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