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‘Next to Normal’ Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano Talks Reunion Before’ American Psycho’

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 23, 2016 04:05 PM EDT

American Psycho the Musical is just a few days away from opening previews and fans can not wait to see Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano back together again. The Next to Normal co-stars recently sat down together and opened up about their days together and their reunion.

Alice Ripley recently spoke to Playbill about working with her former Next to Normal co-star on American Psycho the Musical:

“Were just starting to really get to know each other… It’s exciting every time I think about that I get to go to work and see Jennifer and get to know her because when we met, she was a teenager. But, now we can have a glass of wine and talk about boys and whatever, and I don’t have to be bipolar. This is major! It’s great. It’s a relief.”

Jennifer Damiano definitely understood the pressures that came with handling such an emotional role, telling the publication:

“It got hard. During Next to Normal, I had a lot of trouble going out to the stage door because I felt very ill-equipped to talk with anyone about their own personal and mental issues or issues with their family, and a lot of the young girls wanted to talk to me about it. I got really overwhelmed by it, and I didn’t go out to the stage door a lot. Natalie became such a huge part of me that I carried the weight of that around with me, and I regret anyone thinking that [not coming out of the stage door] wasn’t for any reason besides me just being very shy and not knowing, doing or saying the right thing.”

Are you excited to see Jennifer Damiano and Alice Ripley reunite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

American Psycho begins preview on March 24, 2016 and officially opens on April 21, 2016 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre located at 236 West 45th Street. Tickets are on sale now at http://americanpsychothemusical.com.

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