On the New York stage he was a cast member of the long running hit musical revue INTO THE WEEDS: The Bill Weeden Songbook at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Eddie received critical acclaim for his role of Jameson in the New York and Los Angeles Productions of Joe Mortimer's GRAPEFRUIT. As a cast member of the New Vic Theatre of London, he toured both the UK and US in their productions of DRACULA, HUNCHBACK and THE CANTERBURY TALES. He spent several Holiday seasons at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino's Showroom Theater headlining with performers such as the legendary Mickey Rooney, Andrea McArdle and John Byner. An accomplished illustrator, his work can be found in the recent McGraw Hill release, WHY HASN'T HE CALLED?
He is the Creative Director of BroadwayWorld.com
LAST 365 DAYS
December 11, 2009
BroadwayWorld.com recently sat down with the new cast of the show to talk about their take on these characters, how they were approaching the show, and of course -- all about the CARNAGE! BWW Special Spotlight Feature: BroadwayWorld.com's '10 to Watch in 2010'
December 6, 2009
The new theatre season is full of exciting works by some very well known artists. With the New Year almost upon us, we've turned our focus on the ten personalities we'll be keeping an extra special eye on here at BroadwayWorld.com in 2010.BWW TV: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 'Catalog of Giving' Sneak Preview!
December 5, 2009
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' ' 2009/2010 Catalog of Giving' is here. With the holidays upon us there was no better time to check out the catalog, so we teamed with one of Broadway's favorite leading men, Brent Barrett, currently starring in CHICAGO, to bring you a special preview of the wonderful items waiting for you at www.broadwaycares.org!The Varley Factor: 'TIS THE SEASON
December 4, 2009
Welcome to The Varley Factor, BroadwayWorld.com's newest ongoing blog series from Creative Director, Eddie Varley. Look for 'The Factor' to bring you Varley's unique brand of commentary on all things theatrical... Get ready Broadway!BWW TV: It's a Jolly Holiday! Christian Borle Chats About Joining MARY POPPINS
December 4, 2009
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle took time out of their busy schedules to greet the media a few weeks back at the world famous Broadway eatery, Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld.com was there for the 'Jolly Holiday' as the two new leads met the press!BWW TV: She's Practically Perfect! Laura Michelle Kelly Chats About MARY POPPINS
December 4, 2009
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle took time out of their busy schedules to greet the media a few weeks back at the world famous Broadway eatery, Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld.com was there for the 'Jolly Holiday' as the two new leads met the press!TWITTER WATCH: 'SPIDER-MAN' Reeve Carney - 'I still love John Cena...and Mary Jane Watson'
November 24, 2009
BroadwayWorld.com presents its newest column, Twitter Watch, which will bring you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter!BWW TV: Backstage with 'BIRDIE' - Nolan Gerard Funk Answers Your Questions!
November 22, 2009
'There Was Such A Lot Of Askin' To Do' with our new 'BWW BIRDIE' Q&A feature and the exciting thing for all you 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' fans is that...Conrad Birdie himself is answering your questions!BYE BYE BIRDIE Flashback Interview: Susan Egan
November 12, 2009
Susan Egan was last seen on Broadway in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie; she won critical acclaim as Broadway's (longest-running) 'Sally Bowles' inCabaret; originated the starring roles in Triumph of Love and State Fair; and most notably, received both Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for 'Best Actress' as Broadway's original Belle' in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.The Varley Factor: Let's Bring Jay-Z and Alicia Keys to Broadway
November 11, 2009
Welcome to The Varley Factor, BroadwayWorld.com's newest ongoing blog series from Creative Director, Eddie Varley. Look for 'The Factor' to bring you Varley's unique brand of commentary on all things theatrical... Get ready Broadway!BYE BYE BIRDIE Flashback Interview: Chita Rivera
November 10, 2009
The incomparable Chita Rivera released a new solo studio album entitled And Now I Swing on October 13, 2009 from the newly-launched Yellow Sound Label. From classic theater songs to jazz standards, all tracks featured on this new album have received new arrangements recorded by New York's finest musicians, reimagining some of Chita's favorite tunes. BroadwayWorld.com checked in with the legendary star BWW TV: 'MAD' About The Boy, Upstairs at Sardi's with Bryan Batt
November 2, 2009
A few weeks ago, producer/director and MAJOR Mad Men fan, Richard Jay-Alexander sat down at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street) with Broadway favorite and Mad Men star Bryan Batt to dish about the hit series, his passion for the stage, and acting for the small screen. And for all those Mad Men fans wondering if and when 'Sal' will return, you'll just have to watch and stay tuned!BWW TV: 'PHANTOM' 9000 - Up Close & Personal!
October 18, 2009
The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA reached another new milestone as the musical became the first Broadway show ever to reach 9,000 performances. The Varley Factor: The Great White Yay!
October 15, 2009
Welcome to The Varley Factor, BroadwayWorld.com's newest ongoing blog series from Creative Director, Eddie Varley. Look for 'The Factor' to bring you Varley's unique brand of commentary on all things theatrical... Get ready Broadway!BWW TV: Behind the Scenes at Playbill Magazine with Blake Ross
October 15, 2009
Playbill celebrated its 125th Anniversary on Monday, September 21st with a special celebration at the Bon Apptit Supper Club with special performances by Bernadette Peters and Allie Trimm (Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie) and many other notables in attendance to celebrate the mag's big birthday. The Varley Factor: A STEADY 'RING' - Welcome To Goon Town!
October 1, 2009
Welcome to The Varley Factor, BroadwayWorld.com's newest ongoing blog series from Creative Director, Eddie Varley. Look for 'The Factor' to bring you Varley's unique brand of commentary on all things theatrical... Get ready Broadway!BWW TV: HGTV Designer John Gidding's 'WISHFUL' Carrie Fisher Dressing Room Redo
September 29, 2009
HGTV designer John Gidding created a special interior design for Carrie Fisher's Broadway dressing room at Studio 54. In celebration of Carrie's arrival on Broadway and John's fantastic design work BroadwayWorld.com was invited along for the ride as the room was transformed!BWW TV: Harold Prince In Conversation: Vegas, Trends and the Joy of the 'Dangerous Actor'
September 20, 2009
Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular is hosting the first annual Phantom Fans Week through Sunday, September 20th. This unprecedented gathering of all things Phantom will give fans from around the globe insider access to the show like never before. The culmination of Phantom Fans Week on Saturday will be a keynote address from Tony Award-winning director of PHANTOM, Hal Prince. Prince will talk about his life in theatre, his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber and his reasons for revisiting his classic PHANTOM 20 years later and adapting it for Las Vegas.BWW TV: Harold Prince In Conversation: On 'Paradise', Producing and 'Pocket-Sized' Revivals
September 19, 2009
Having directed and produced over 50 Broadway productions, Hal Prince has left an indelible mark in the New York theatre history books. He set foot on the scene directing his first musical in 1955, the Tony Award-winning The Pajama Game. In the coming decades, Prince would collaborate with some of Broadway's legends, including Stephen Sondheim, John Kander and Fred Ebb and Andrew Lloyd Webber.BWW TV SPECIAL FEATURE: Harold Prince In Conversation: Part One - PHANTOM
September 18, 2009
In celebration of this historic event, BroadwayWorld.com was afforded the special opportunity to sit down and chat with one of America's true theatrical legends. Our conversation with the stage icon covered not only The Phantom Of The Opera, but also touched upon the current state of the theatre business and exciting news of his next directing effort, the upcoming production of the new musical, Paradise Found.