Tony Award-Winner Alice Ripley Releases New Single, “Beautiful Eyes”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
TONY AWARD-WINNER ALICE RIPLEY
RELEASES NEW SINGLE
“BEAUTIFUL EYES” AVAILABLE
DIGITALLY STARTING TODAY
New York, NY (2/28/2012) – Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley’s new single, “Beautiful Eyes,” is now available from iTunes and other digital music vendors, it was announced today. “Beautiful Eyes” is the first original song of Ms. Ripley’s since the 2006 release of her band’s album Outtasite, and follows her February 2011 cover set, Daily Practice.
Although Ripley is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Next to Normal and beloved turns in cult musicals like Side Show, The Who’s Tommy and The Rocky Horror Show, “Beautiful Eyes” marks an anticipated return to another musical genre – alterna-pop – alongside her band RIPLEY, which features Ms. Ripley on lead vocals and guitar and includes Christopher Schelling on keyboards and Shannon Ford on drums and percussion.
“Making music has saved my life,” Ms. Ripley said. “With any luck, ‘Beautiful Eyes’ will do the same for RIPLEY fans and new listeners alike. ‘Why won't you answer the musical question? / Where did you get those Beautiful Eyes?’ the chorus of the song asks, and then the verse spins out a story. The lyrics are mysterious, but one thing’s for sure: it sounds like a really fun party.”
A music video for “Beautiful Eyes” has been shot by director John Carucci and will be online in March.
To download an MP3 of the song, for review only, click Alice Ripley – Beautiful Eyes.
ABOUT ALICE RIPLEY
Singer/songwriter Alice Ripley received the 2009 Tony award and the 2009 Helen Hayes award for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal. She also received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for the short-lived Broadway cult hit Side Show. In 2001, Sh-K-Boom records released her critically acclaimed Everything's Fine – a pop-folk mix that showcased haunting lyrics in an original song cycle of soft-core suburban hell. On her band RIPLEY’s 2006 album, Outtasite, the music rocked harder and cut the figure of an attention-getter with a killer voice. Her most recent release, Daily Practice, is a collection of solo acoustic covers from Carole King to U2, all songs that have inspired her as a performer and writer. Ripley recently played a series of concerts in NYC at Laurie Beechman Theatre and Don’t Tell Mama’s, and mostly recently played a standing-room-only gig at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
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