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Date of Birth: March 20, 1947 (69)
Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Ridge Recap: How the Original Tight Knit Family of FALSETTOS Almost Never HappenedRidge Recap: How the Original Tight Knit Family of FALSETTOS Almost Never Happened
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 20, 2016

When Falsettos first premiered on Broadway in 1992, the show gained instant status as a game changer. With William Finn's brave new style of musical theatre composition and in placing the lives of queer characters at the forefront of its storytelling, a tactic that had not yet been seen in musicals up until that point, the show has become a cultural landmark and a blueprint for the array of modern musical theatre that followed in its wake. (more...)

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
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 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. (more...)

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
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 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! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Way Off Broadway's INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Way Off Broadway's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round professional producing theatre, continues its 2016 Mainstage Season this fall with a production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairytale inspired musical, Into the Woods. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

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
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 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 with the ground-breaking musical. Check back Wednesday, September 14, to watch Part 2! (more...)

HBO to Premiere Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Starring John Turturro, 7/10HBO to Premiere Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Starring John Turturro, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Created by Steven Zaillian ('Schindler's List,' 'American Gangster') and Richard Price ('The Color of Money,' HBO's 'The Wire'), the eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien and More to Perform at Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 2016 GalaKelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien and More to Perform at Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On Friday May 13, see Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien, David Friedman, Janelle Robinson and Jodi Stevens in concert in Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Gala Evening 'Getting to Know You' held at Woodway Country Club in Darien, CT. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTECheck Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Headline Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Gala ConcertTony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Headline Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On Friday May 13, Broadway Stars will perform in concert highlighting the Summer Theatre's Gala Evening "Getting to Know You" held at Woodway Country Club in Darien CT.  The evening features performances by Broadway Tony Award-Winning actress Kelli O'Hara star of The King and I,  South Pacific,  Bridges of Madison County, Light in the Piazza and The Pajama Game (with Harry Connick Jr.).  She will be joined with Broadway friends of the Summer Theatre including two-time Tony Nominee Robin de Jesus, Broadway composer and national cabaret star David Friedman and Broadway veterans Janelle Robertson, Jodi Stevens and Chip Zien.  Also, a performance by cast members from this summer's West Side Story, and by the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan Children Chorus. (more...)

Photo Flash: The School of American Ballet's 2016 WINTER BALL Raises Nearly $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: The School of American Ballet's 2016 WINTER BALL Raises Nearly $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The School of American Ballet's 2016 Winter Ball took place at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater last night, March 14, 2016 and raised nearly $1.2 million. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

HBO to Debut New Limited Series THE NIGHT OF This SummerHBO to Debut New Limited Series THE NIGHT OF This Summer
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF, created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler's List,” “American Gangster”) and Richard Price (“The Color of Money,” HBO's “The Wire”), will debut this summer, exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 9-16, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Matt Doyle, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 9-16, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Matt Doyle, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 7, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Songs of Tor & Lisa, ft. Brandon Victor Dixon, and more; New Musicals at 54: Fallout by Kyle Jarrow and Nick Blaemire; Kyle Dean Massey at 54 Below; Jasper In Deadland CD Release Concert; and Broadway Couples Sing I Do! I Do! For Valentine's Day. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLiliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles Prepares to Get 'Squirrely' in Solo Cabaret Debut at Joe's PubBWW Interview: Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles Prepares to Get 'Squirrely' in Solo Cabaret Debut at Joe's Pub
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 1, 2016

Following her Tony-nominated performance in Broadway's HAND TO GOD, Sarah Stiles is about to get 'squirrely' at Joe's Pub. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

Same-Sex Couple Eddie Korbich and Andy Leech Will Perform in I DO! I DO! at Feinstein's/54 BelowSame-Sex Couple Eddie Korbich and Andy Leech Will Perform in I DO! I DO! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has cast the first same sex couple to participate in Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt's classic musical I DO! I DO! on February 14th, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Couples & More to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 BelowBroadway Couples & More to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY COUPLES SING I DO! I DO! on FEBRUARY 14 AT 7PM & 9:30PM. Real life Broadway couples sing from the hit musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt about the ups and downs of marriage. A special $85 prix-fixe menu will be available. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

Sondheim Unplugged to Celebrate 50th Installment at Feinstein's/54 BelowSondheim Unplugged to Celebrate 50th Installment at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Sondheim Unplugged, New York's long running hit revue, will celebrate the 50th installment of the series with two very special gala performances on Sunday, December 27th at 7pm and 9:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th St., Cellar, NYC). Each performance will feature entirely different casts and material, running the musical spectrum from Dick Tracy to Follies, Company to Assassins, Forum to Whistle,and lots more in between. For tickets: http://54below.com/artist/sondheim-unplugged/ or call 646 476 3551.There is a $40 cover charge and a $30 food/beverage minimum. There is a special two show package available, which includes a Sondheim-themed prix-fix dinner, for those who wish to see both performances. (more...)

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