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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Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway MemoriesCast of FUN HOME's Broadway Memories
Posted: Aug. 27, 2016


Backstage with Richard Ridge: Mueller, Gehling & Ushkowitz Are Opening Up About Mishaps, Mayhem & Memories at WAITRESS!WAITRESS TV w/ Mueller, Gehling & Ushkowitz
Posted: Sep. 11, 2016


THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- The BeginningBack to Falsettoland w/ the Original Broadway Cast
Posted: Sep. 12, 2016


THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Getting to BroadwayBack to Falsettoland w/ the Original Cast - Part 2
Posted: Sep. 14, 2016


THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Passing the TorchBack to Falsettoland w/ OBC - Passing the Torch
Posted: Sep. 16, 2016


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BWW TV: What Happens When GYPSY Meets Honey Boo Boo? Find Out Backstage with the Company of RUTHLESS!BWW TV: What Happens When GYPSY Meets Honey Boo Boo? Find Out Backstage with the Company of RUTHLESS!
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015


BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge, featuring the Great David Tennant!TV: Backstage with the Great David Tennant!
Posted: Apr. 10, 2016


Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway MemoriesCast of FUN HOME's Broadway Memories
Posted: Aug. 27, 2016


Backstage with Richard Ridge: NOISES OFF's Megan Hilty is Back and Better than Ever!Backstage with Richard Ridge: NOISES OFF's Megan Hilty is Back and Better than Ever!
Posted: Feb. 20, 2016


Backstage with Richard Ridge: Mueller, Gehling & Ushkowitz Are Opening Up About Mishaps, Mayhem & Memories at WAITRESS!WAITRESS TV w/ Mueller, Gehling & Ushkowitz
Posted: Sep. 11, 2016


THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- The BeginningBack to Falsettoland w/ the Original Broadway Cast
Posted: Sep. 12, 2016


BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- MATILDA's Christopher Sieber!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- MATILDA's Christopher Sieber!
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THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Passing the TorchTHEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Passing the Torch
September 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast (Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan) to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 3, watch as they chat about passing the torch to a new generation of performers and share advice for the new Broadway company.
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Mueller, Gehling & Ushkowitz Are Opening Up About Mishaps, Mayhem & Memories at WAITRESS!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Mueller, Gehling & Ushkowitz Are Opening Up About Mishaps, Mayhem & Memories at WAITRESS!
September 11, 2016

Five months into its Broadway run and WAITRESS is still going strong, selling out the pie-scented Brooks Atkinson Theatre on a nightly basis. Audiences have made their love for the show known, but they're not the the only ones who remain in awe of Sara Bareilles' first musical.Below, Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling and Jenna Ushkowitz are updating us on life backstage at WAITRESS. It's not a bad idea to check out the full interview below!
THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Getting to BroadwayTHEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Getting to Broadway
September 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast (Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan) to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 2, watch as they recall the long road to Broadway- from March of the Falsettos, to Falsettoland and beyond. Click here to watch Part 1 and check back Friday, September 16, to watch the final edition!
THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- The BeginningTHEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- The Beginning
September 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast (Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan) to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 1, watch as they take us back to the beginning, and explain how they first became involved withthe ground-breaking musical. Check back Wednesday, September 14, to watch Part 2!
Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway MemoriesBackstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway Memories
August 27, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdelfamily will move out of the Fun Home (or the Circle in the Square Theatre), when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, plays its final performance on Broadway. Before the doors close for good, however, BroadwayWorld brought the family together one last time to reminisce about some of the show's most amazing moments. Watch below as Richard Ridge chats withMichael Cerveris,Judy Kuhn,Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs!
BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell!BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell!
June 6, 2016

Jayne HoudyshellandReed Birneyplay husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake inStephen Karam'sThe Humans. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Before the big day, they checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about how they're holding up!
BWW Tonys Special Interview: Nominee Alex Brightman is Climbing to the Top of Mount BroadwayBWW Tonys Special Interview: Nominee Alex Brightman is Climbing to the Top of Mount Broadway
June 4, 2016

Alex Brightman has had one hell of a year. In a matter of months, theSCHOOL OF ROCK leading man has gone from relative-unknown Broadway performer to a bona fide star and Tony nominee for best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. How does he keephis performances rockstar-quality? Find out below!
BWW Tony Interview Special: We're Never Ever Getting Rid of Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald!BWW Tony Interview Special: We're Never Ever Getting Rid of Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald!
June 5, 2016

Christopher Fitzgerald goes up against a jazz-age composer, two of America's founding fathers and an angry British monarch in his Tonys category on June 12. His role in Waitress, which earned him a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, is Ogie- a 'strange but beautiful' tax auditor with a heart of gold. As he gears up for the big night, find out how the role came together, why he 'can't stand'leading lady Jessie Mueller, and so much more!
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee David Rockwell Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Broadway Scenic DesignerBackstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee David Rockwell Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Broadway Scenic Designer
May 29, 2016

The world that scenic designer David Rockwell has created in Roundabout Theatre Company' revival of SHE LOVES MEis nothing short oflovely. The musical, for which he was recently nominated for a Tony Award, marks histwentieth Broadway show and third of this theatre season. So how did he bring this one to life? What's as he explains to Richard Ridge!
Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?
May 2, 2016

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME? Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part inSAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as the costars dish on what happens on and offstage at Studio 54!
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Hell Yes! Danielle Brooks Opens Up About Her Life-Changing Role in THE COLOR PURPLEBackstage with Richard Ridge: Hell Yes! Danielle Brooks Opens Up About Her Life-Changing Role in THE COLOR PURPLE
May 1, 2016

She's one of Broadway's sassiest new starsand she's making a splash this season as 'Sofia' in the critically acclaimed revival of THE COLOR PURPLE.Danielle Brooksjust told us all about her journey to TV and and Broadway in SAG-AFTRA FoundationandBroadwayWorld.com'sConversationsQ&Aseries,celebrating thevibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as she explains to Richard Ridge how this role has changed her life- in more ways than one!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge, featuring the Great David Tennant!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge, featuring the Great David Tennant!
April 10, 2016

He's played everything from Hamlet to Doctor Who; from Barty Crouch Jr.to ZebediahKilgrave. Now he's taking on one of Shakespeare's greatest characters, and he's doing it right here in New York City, David Tennant is currently making his US stage debut in BAM's sold out run of Richard II, as a part of the King & Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle Of Kings series.
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Broadway's Reigning Funny Lady Faith Prince is Back in Action in DIASTER!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Broadway's Reigning Funny Lady Faith Prince is Back in Action in DIASTER!
April 3, 2016

She has alreadytaken on some of musical theatre's funniest characters-Adelaide, Audrey, Miss Hannigan... and the list goes on. Now she's back in action at the Nederlander Theatre as a part of the gut-busting DISASTER! ensemble. In the show, Tony winner Faith Prince plays Shirley, an ailing 70s housewife who finds herself in the middle of a series ofearthquakes, tidal waves, infernos aboard the Barracuda casino and discotheque. In this latest episode of Backstage with Richard Ridge, Prince revealswhy she is having the time of her life in the new show, pluswatch as she tells stories of some of her iconic past roles!
Backstage with Richard Ridge: NOISES OFF's Megan Hilty is Back and Better than Ever!Backstage with Richard Ridge: NOISES OFF's Megan Hilty is Back and Better than Ever!
February 20, 2016

You might know her as Ivy Lynn, Doralee, or even Glinda, but this season she's all about Brooke Ashton. Broadway and television star Megan Hilty is currently starring in Roundabout's hilarious revival of Noises Off, portraying a role that she admits she never thought she'd play. Below, watch as Richard Ridge chats with Megan about the play, her personal life, and career highlights!
Backstage with Richard Ridge- Broadway Legend Joel Grey Tells All About MASTER OF CEREMONIES and His Life on StageBackstage with Richard Ridge- Broadway Legend Joel Grey Tells All About MASTER OF CEREMONIES and His Life on Stage
February 13, 2016

You know Joel Grey from his countless performances in such beloved Broadway shows as Cabaret, Chicago, George M, and Wicked, and at the ripe age of 83, he has another trick up his sleeve. On February 16, Flatiron Books releases his memoir- 'Master of Ceremonies.' Below, watch as Richard Ridge visits Grey in his New York City home to chat about the book and some of the highlights of his spectacular career on the stage.
BWW TV: What Happens When GYPSY Meets Honey Boo Boo? Find Out Backstage with the Company of RUTHLESS!BWW TV: What Happens When GYPSY Meets Honey Boo Boo? Find Out Backstage with the Company of RUTHLESS!
December 23, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITHRichard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know.In this special edition, Richard welcomes the current company of off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!, including creators Marvin Laird and Joel Paley, plus cast membersKim Maresca,Rita McKenzie,Andrea McCullough, Jennifer Diamond,Tori Murrayand Amie Bermowitz.Find out how they keep audiences laughing nightly below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Series with Blythe Danner!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Series with Blythe Danner!
November 15, 2015

SAG-AFTRAFoundation 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 Blythe Danner, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below as she discusses some of her career highlights as well as her latest film, I'll See You In My Dreams. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- MATILDA's Christopher Sieber!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- MATILDA's Christopher Sieber!
November 8, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITHRichard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their 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 current star of MATILDA, Christopher Sieber.Watch as they discuss how things are going at the ShubertTheatre, how he has injured himself during almost every Broadway gig, and so much more!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Juliette Binoche!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Juliette Binoche!
October 18, 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 Juilette Binoche, moderated by BroadwayWorld'sRichard Ridge. Watch below as she discusses some of her career highlights as well as what it's been liketouring the world in Antigone. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Stage and Screen Star Michele Lee- Part 1!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Stage and Screen Star Michele Lee- Part 1!
September 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITHRichard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their 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 legend Michele Lee.Watch as they discuss how things are going at the GershwinTheatre, chat about her career highlights, and so much more!


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