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!
Posted: Jul. 27, 2014


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!
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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Winner and AMALUNA Creator Diane Paulus!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Winner and AMALUNA Creator Diane Paulus!
Posted: May. 11, 2014


BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- WICKED 10th Anniversary Special with Leading Ladies Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- WICKED 10th Anniversary Special with Leading Ladies Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey!
Posted: Oct. 19, 2013


BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Best Pals and New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Best Pals and New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess!
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Posted: Aug. 11, 2013


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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- LES MISERABLES' New Bad Guy, Will Swenson!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- LES MISERABLES' New Bad Guy, Will Swenson!
Posted: Apr. 20, 2014


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!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Best Pals and New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Best Pals and New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess!
May 12, 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. Tonight, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, welcomes Norm Lewis (who will become the first African-American performer to star as The Phantom in the New York production) and Sierra Boggess to the cast. In the special interview below, the best Broaday buddies chat about reuniting on stage, what it means to them to join (and rejoin) the cast, and so much more . Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Winner and AMALUNA Creator Diane Paulus!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Winner and AMALUNA Creator Diane Paulus!
May 11, 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, Tony-winning director Diane Paulus, updates us on her latest project- AMALUNA, plus she reminisces about HAIR, PORGY AND BESS, PIPPIN, and more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA's Fran DrescherBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher
May 4, 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 Fran Drescher, who is currently starring on Broadway in Cinderella, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- LES MISERABLES' New Bad Guy, Will Swenson!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- LES MISERABLES' New Bad Guy, Will Swenson!
April 20, 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, Broadway's new bad guy, Will Swenson, talks all things Les Miserables- plus he shares stories about how he got his start in theatre, his past Broadway roles, and more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with BRIDGES' O'Hara & PasqualeBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with BRIDGES' O'Hara & Pasquale
April 6, 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 stars of The Bridges of Madison County- Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Broadway's New Heavyweight Champ, Andy Karl!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Broadway's New Heavyweight Champ, Andy Karl!
March 30, 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, Broadway's new heavyweight champ Andy Karl talks all things ROCKY- plus he shares stories about how he got his start in theatre, his past Broadway roles, and more. Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Mandy Gonzalez Talks 54 Below, Belting, VAMPIRES, HEIGHTS & Much More!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Mandy Gonzalez Talks 54 Below, Belting, VAMPIRES, HEIGHTS & Much More!
March 23, 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, 'The Beast' herself, Mandy Gonzalez, who will soon return to 54 Below, shares stories from her time in In the Heights, Dance of the Vampires, Aida, Lennon, Wicked and more! Check out the full interview below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Submissions Only Edition with Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Submissions Only Edition with Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger!
March 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 chats with Submissions Only creators Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger about the third season, which exclusively premieres on BroadwayWorld.com tomorrow, March 3.
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart; Part 1BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart; Part 1
February 2, 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 titans Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge. Check out Part 1 of the conversation below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Part 2BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Part 2
January 5, 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, A Christmas Story composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul chat about their musical backgrounds, all of their future projects, and much more. Click here if you missed Part 1 and check out Part 2 below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- A CHRISTMAS STORY Writers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Part 1BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- A CHRISTMAS STORY Writers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Part 1
December 24, 2013

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, A Christmas Story composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul chat about how they were brought on to the creative team, what their writing process is like, and much more. Click below to check out the first part of the interview!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Norm LewisBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Norm Lewis
December 1, 2013

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 Broadway favorite Norm Lewis, moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge. Check out the conversation below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA Cast and Creative TeamBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA Cast and Creative Team
November 2, 2013

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 the cast & team of Cinderella moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge. Check out the full conversation below!
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Cherry JonesBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Cherry Jones
October 27, 2013

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, screen and television star Cherry Jones, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, and you can check it out below!
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- WICKED 10th Anniversary Special with Leading Ladies Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- WICKED 10th Anniversary Special with Leading Ladies Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey!
October 19, 2013

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, WICKED's latest leading duo, Lindsay Mendez and Alli Mauzey, chat about the excitement surrounding the show's 10th Anniversary, joining and returning to the musical, and so much more! Click below to check out the full interview!


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