Richard Ridge News

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher on 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural 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. Please join us for a career Conversations with Fran Drescher - currently starring on Broadway in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella - and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with Audra McDonald and the LADY DAY Team on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, just opened last night at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, on 50th Street btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave.). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the after party, where he got to chat with McDonald herself about the pressure of representing the iconic woman; how the project got its start; working with Lonny Price, and so much more! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2014

Broadway's biggest stars gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre yesterday for opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and directed by Lonny Price. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Will Swenson, Nikki M. James, Jason Robert Brown, Billy Porter and more! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/12-4/13/2014
by - Apr 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Kathleen Chalfant
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 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 legend Kathleen Chalfant, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film opened Thursday night at the St. James Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company after the curtain went down. In the video below, Stroman reveals what inspired the authentic 1920's score; Braff gushes over the show's creators; Cordero chats about his show-stopping number, and so much more! (more...)

BWW TV: BroadwayWorld Launches Newest Exclusive TV Series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & Carly Rae Jepsen
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre web site on the net, is very excited today to announce the launch of its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. The new series will feature Broadway performer Robert Hartwell using his passion for interior design to take viewers into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, as he transforms them with truly fabulous make overs. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2014

All of Broadway's brightest stars gathered last night at the St. James Theatre to celebrate the opening of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's biggest guests before the curtain went up, and below you can check out interviews with Diane Wiest, Elizabeth Berkley, Jason Danieley, Woody Allen and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of THE REALISTIC JONESES on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 07, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full company at the opening night after party. Below, Hall chats about the joys of working with Will Eno; Letts reveals why he is relieved that the big night is over; Tomei talks about what she's learned from her costars; Collette raves about director Sam Gold, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE REALISTIC JONESES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 07, 2014

The stars gathered at the Lyceum Theatre last night to celebrate opening night of The Realistic Joneses. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the night's biggest guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Eric Bogosian, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Leslie Uggams, Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014
by - Apr 06, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with BRIDGES' O'Hara & Pasquale
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 06, 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! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night after party, where he got to chat with all of the show's stars right after the curtain went down. Join in all of the opening night excitement below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 04, 2014

The stars gathered last night to celebrate the opening night of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with all of the celebrity guests before they took there seats inside of the Barrymore. Check out interviews with Samuel L. Jackson, Kenny Leon, Spike and Tonya Lee and more! (more...)

BWW TV: In the Rehearsal Room with Paper Mill Playhouse's SOUTH PACIFIC- Watch a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 04, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II andJoshua Logan, South Pacific is directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. The full company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big event. Check out interviews with the cast and a performance preview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BWW's Richard Ridge, Broadway's Natalie Toro, Leslie Uggams and More at Amas Musical Theatre's 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Richard Ridge, lead correspondent for BroadwayWorld, hosted the 45th Anniversary Gala for Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event was veteran Broadway virtuoso Maurice Hines. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW TV: Backstage with Vanessa Williams After Her AFTER MIDNIGHT Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 03, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight last night as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to rave reviews on Sunday, November 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for her big night, and below, he goes backstage to catch up with After Midnight's new star! (more...)

BWW TV: Daniel Radcliffe and the Company of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 02, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winnerMichael Grandage, will open on Broadway during the afternoon of Sunday, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Saturday, April 12. The company met the press earlier today and BrodwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company. Below, check out what Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the gang have to say about the play! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Encores! 'HAPPY FELLA' Begins Tonight, WICKED Tour Welcomes New Faces and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 02, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Encores! presentation of 'HAPPY FELLA' begins tonight, WICKED's Second National Tour adds new cast members, 'INISHMAAN' meets the press and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Here They Go! Chatting with the Company of IF/THEN on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2014

The musical just opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the after party to chat with the full company about the new show. Below, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey reveal their inspiration for the show; Anthony Rapp talks about why he loves their music; Idina chats about how she became attached to the project and more! (more...)

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