The cast performances are stellar, except for Ripley. I don't know what happened to her. I went back and watched her Tony Awards show performance and it was nothing like what I saw this month at the Ordway. One critique I read likened her to "a donkey braying, affecting an Irish brogue." So true. I couldn't have said it better myself. She is a very talented actress, but her singing has morphed into something strange. Her head voice is still fairly clear and pure, but her chest voice becomes some weird moaning and she her consonants are nasally and pronounced as if she does not speak English fluently. It's the weirdest thing. Bad habit? Adopting a signature singing style? I don't know, but I'd like to see it again when her understudy is on. Sad.