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Backstage With Richard Ridge

Backstage With Richard Ridge Richard Ridge fell in love with the theatre at the age of five when he went through his parents record cabinet and stumbled upon their original cast album collection and the rest is history.He has toured the world as a performer and for the past twenty years he has been the host of the television program Broadway Beat and now, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE.
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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!
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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- ALADDIN's First Anniversary Special- Part 1!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE for ALADDIN's 1st Anniversary - Part 1!
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BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stockard Channing!
March 29, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at It's Only a Play, her thoughts on her performance in Grease, and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- ALADDIN's First Anniversary Special- Part 2!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- ALADDIN's First Anniversary Special- Part 2!
March 22, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes the four original stars of Aladdin (Adam Jacobs, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart, and Courtney Reed), who just extended their contracts in the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy through 2016. Watch as they discuss how they got into the business, which Disney movies inspired them as children, and so much more. Check out Part 2 of the interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- ALADDIN's First Anniversary Special- Part 1!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- ALADDIN's First Anniversary Special- Part 1!
March 15, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes the four original stars of Aladdin (Adam Jacobs, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart, and Courtney Reed), who just extended their contracts in the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy through 2016. Watch as they discuss their year with the show, how they wrap their heads around playing iconic Disney characters, and so much more. Check out Part 1 of the interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE-HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Rob McClure!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE-HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Rob McClure!
March 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway favorite Rob McClure, who is currently starring in Honeymoon in Vegas at the Nederlander Theatre. Watch as they discuss the show, how he got his start at Paper Mill Playhouse, his obsession with video games, and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- JOHN & JEN's Kate Baldwin!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- JOHN & JEN's Kate Baldwin!
February 8, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway favorite Kate Baldwin, who will soon return to the stage in Keen Company's Jon & Jen. Watch as they discuss reuniting with Andrew Lippa, chat about her new costar, reminisce about her past stage roles and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
BroadwayWorld Launches BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE Podcasts- Listen to Episode 1-2 with Laura Benanti & Christine Ebersole!BroadwayWorld Launches BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE Podcasts- Listen to Episode 1-2 with Laura Benanti & Christine Ebersole!
February 3, 2015

Since 2011, BroadwayWorld has been bringing you Broadway's favorite talk show- BACKSTAGE WITH RICHAD RIDGE. In the series, fans can follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. Now we're giving you the chance to keep up with Broadway's finest on-the-go, with our new podcast companion series! CLICK HERE to subscribe today and listen to Episode 1- a chat with Tony winner Laura Benanti! Watch the full interview HERE!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME- Part 2BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME- Part 2
January 18, 2015

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stage and Screen Legend Vanessa RedgraveBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Stage and Screen Legend Vanessa Redgrave
December 7, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Vanessa Redgrave, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Gena Rowlands and Arthur Allan SeidelmanBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Gena Rowlands and Arthur Allan Seidelman
November 16, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS' Gena Rowlands and Arthur Allan Seidelman (director), moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Betty BuckleyBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Betty Buckley
November 9, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Betty Buckley, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- PIPPIN's New 'Berthe', Lucie Arnaz!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- PIPPIN's New 'Berthe', Lucie Arnaz!
November 2, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen star Lucie Arnaz, who just returned to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN. Watch as they discuss creating the role on tour, chat about growing up in a famous family, reminisce about her past stage roles and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- 54 Below-Bound and LAST FIVE YEARS Star Jeremy Jordan!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- 54 Below-Bound and LAST FIVE YEARS Star Jeremy Jordan!
October 26, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan, who will soon bring is solo show BREAKING CHARACTER to 54 Below. Watch as they discuss the upcoming cabaret, reminisce about his past stage roles and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Big Screen-Bound John Gallagher Jr.BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Big Screen-Bound John Gallagher Jr.
October 19, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen star John Gallagher Jr., who leads the upcoming film, THE HEART MACHINE. Watch as they discuss the new movie, reminisce about his past stage roles and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special with 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers, Part 2 - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special with 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers, Part 2 - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
September 25, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANClick and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long,Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn. Check out Part 2 of the conversation below, and CLICK HERE to watch Part 1!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More -  PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
September 17, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. Click and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long, Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn.
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!
July 27, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Pippin princes of past and present- current leading man Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein, who originated the role in 1972 and is now back playing 'Charles'. Watch as they discuss the challenges of the role, how the show has changed since the original production, and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!
June 29, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2014 Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, who most recently starred on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Original SPIDER-MAN Reeve Carney!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Original SPIDER-MAN Reeve Carney!
June 22, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes back his very first guest, Broadway veteran and now television star Reeve Carney, tochat about all things Penny Dreadful, Spider-Man, and so much more . Ch eck out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald!
June 15, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, 2014 Tony winner Audra McDonald joined Richard just days before the big night to chat about all things Lady Day, reviews her amazing career and so much more . Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- ALADDIN's Tony Nominated Casey Nicholaw!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- ALADDIN's Tony Nominated Casey Nicholaw!
May 25, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, 2014 Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw chats about all things Aladdin, reviews his long career as a performer, director, and choreographer, and so much more . Check out the full interview below!


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