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Date of Birth: October 23, 1951 (64)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
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...)

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...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Carmen Cusack & More Take Part in DAVE ReadingBrian d'Arcy James, Carmen Cusack & More Take Part in DAVE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a private reading was just held for a musical adaptation of DAVE, starring Brian d'Arcy James, Carmen Cusack, Michael Rupert, Ann Sanders, Colby Lewis, Jonathan Rayson, and Rachel Flynn. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonSWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present six productions in the 2016-2017 season, ranging from revamped classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Rob MaitnerTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Rob Maitner
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Rob Maitner, who stars as 'Les' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (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...)

BWW TV: What's On at Barrington Stage Company This Summer? Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen & More Preview the Season!BWW TV: What's On at Barrington Stage Company This Summer? Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen & More Preview the Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2016

Some of the casts just previewed the season at Feinsetin's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the special event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will Swenson, Jarrod Spector, Michael Rupert & More Preview Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!Photo Coverage: Will Swenson, Jarrod Spector, Michael Rupert & More Preview Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, just announced initial casting for the 2016 season. (more...)

Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen, Kyle Dean Massey & More Set for Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen, Kyle Dean Massey & More Set for Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce initial casting for the 2016 season. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 GalaChita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Starry Reading of THE FIRST GENTLEMAN Set for Today at Shelter StudiosStarry Reading of THE FIRST GENTLEMAN Set for Today at Shelter Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Broadway favorite John Bolton recently boarded a star-studded cast featuring Gerard Canonico, Justin Guarini, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Rupert, Brynn Williams and Emmy Winner Sally Struthers in two special reading presentations of Bret Simmons and David Howard's new musical THE FIRST GENTLEMAN at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, today, February 22th at 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. (more...)

Eve Plumb Replaces Sally Struthers in Reading of New Musical THE FIRST GENTLEMANEve Plumb Replaces Sally Struthers in Reading of New Musical THE FIRST GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

TV Icon Eve Plumb has joined the cast of THE FIRST GENTLEMAN in the role of Lillian, the Chief of Staff, following a last-minute change in Sally Struther's professional schedule. (more...)

John Bolton Boards Starry Readng of THE FIRST GENTLEMANJohn Bolton Boards Starry Readng of THE FIRST GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Producer Danna Hyams has announced that Broadway favorite John Bolton has joined a star-studded cast that includes Gerard Canonico, Justin Guarini, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Rupert, Brynn Williams and Emmy Winner Sally Struthers in two special reading presentations of Bret Simmons and David Howard's new musical THE FIRST GENTLEMAN at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, on Monday, February 22th at 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. (more...)

Sally Struthers to Join Justin Guarini, Michael Rupert & Rachel Bay Jones in THE FIRST GENTLEMAN ReadingsSally Struthers to Join Justin Guarini, Michael Rupert & Rachel Bay Jones in THE FIRST GENTLEMAN Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Producer Danna Hyams is proud to announce that director Nick Demos will helm a star-studded cast that includes Gerard Cannonico, Justin Guarini, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Rupert, Brynn Williams and Emmy Winner Sally Struthers in two special reading presentations of Bret Simmons and David Howard's new musical THE FIRST GENTLEMAN at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, on Monday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. (more...)

From John Lithgow to Kevin Kline- Fans Chime in on the Ideal Horace for HELLO, DOLLY!From John Lithgow to Kevin Kline- Fans Chime in on the Ideal Horace for HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Dolly is a great comic role, but it requires a great foil playing opposite her. (more...)

Patrick Page, Paige Davis, Beth Leavel & More Set for I DO! I DO! at Feinstein's/54 BelowPatrick Page, Paige Davis, Beth Leavel & More Set for I DO! I DO! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

?Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY COUPLES SING I DO! I DO! on February 14th, 2016. To celebrate Valentine's Day, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's classic look into a fifty-year marriage will get a one night only, all-star concert, featuring some of Broadway's most legendary couples. (more...)

TADA! to Present THE GUMBALL GANG in 2016TADA! to Present THE GUMBALL GANG in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

?TADA! will kick off its 2016 season with THE GUMBALL GANG: Crime-Solving Kids, from January 22 - February 15 at TADA! 15 West 28th Street. The original musical, with Book, Music & Lyrics by JIM COLLERAN, will be Directed & Choreographed by TADA!'s Associate Artistic Director & Resident Choreographer, JOANNA GREER, with Musical Direction by MATTHEW GREGORY. Set Design is by Carl Tallent, Lighting Design by Steve O'Shea & Costume Design by Cheryl McCarron.  Julia Nichols Stage Manages & Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager is Christina Franklin (TADA! alum). (more...)

Ann Harada to Spread the Holiday Spirit in CHRISTMAS EVE'S HOLIDAY HUNKFEST for BC/EFAAnn Harada to Spread the Holiday Spirit in CHRISTMAS EVE'S HOLIDAY HUNKFEST for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The incomparable Ann Harada will once again spread holiday spirit as the hysterical, sincere yet highly inappropriate therapist from Avenue Q as CHRISTMAS EVE'S HOLIDAY HUNKFEST (#hunkfest) welcomes a bevy of Broadway men. The one-night-only concert on Monday, December 14, 2015, is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

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