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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...)

Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Reveals She Won't Return to Broadway in THE CHALK GARDENExclusive: Angela Lansbury Reveals She Won't Return to Broadway in THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a new interview this morning when asked about her planned Broadway return in THE CHALK GARDEN, Angela Lansbury told BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge exclusively that 'I have decided against coming back to Broadway.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Wishing a Happy 25th Anniversary to BEAUTY AND THE BEASTPhoto Coverage: Wishing a Happy 25th Anniversary to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2016

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of 'Beauty and the Beast,' The Walt Disney Studios and the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented an exclusive screening of the beloved animated classic at Alice Tully Hall. It was here, in September 1991, that a work-in-progress version of 'Beauty and the Beast' was first screened at the New York Film Festival -- and received a standing ovation. This 'tale as old as time' went on to break ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination, and twenty-five years later audiences of all ages continue to fall in love with this enchanting tale, its captivating characters and unforgettable, award-winning music score and original song, 'Beauty and the Beast.' (more...)

Sugar, Butter, Laughter: Richard Ridge Cracks Up With the Cast of WAITRESSSugar, Butter, Laughter: Richard Ridge Cracks Up With the Cast of WAITRESS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2016

This week the stars of Broadway's sweetest new musical, Waitress, sat down with BroadwayWorld correspondent Richard Ridge to talk about life inside the heavenly pie-scented atmosphere of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/13/2016 - ON THE RAILS Off-Broadway, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE & BEAUTIFUL on Tour!Broadway AM Report, 9/13/2016 - ON THE RAILS Off-Broadway, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE & BEAUTIFUL on Tour!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 13, 2016

Today's big news: ON THE RAILS begins tonight Off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' on tour welcomes familiar faces in St. Louis, and BEAUTIFUL gets a new 'Carole King' on the road! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/12/2016 - Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!Broadway AM Report, 9/12/2016 - Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 12, 2016

Stars gather for this evening's 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' foster kids benefit, MARIE AND ROSETTA opens Off-Broadway, and Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry star in a benefit performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/10-9/11/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/10-9/11/2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Mueller, Gehling & Ushkowitz Are Opening Up About Mishaps, Mayhem & Memories at WAITRESS!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Mueller, Gehling & Ushkowitz Are Opening Up About Mishaps, Mayhem & Memories at WAITRESS!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 11, 2016

Five months into its Broadway run and WAITRESS is still going strong, selling out the pie-scented Brooks Atkinson Theatre on a nightly basis. Audiences have made their love for the show known, but they're not the the only ones who remain in awe of Sara Bareilles' first musical. Below, Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling and Jenna Ushkowitz are updating us on life backstage at WAITRESS. It's not a bad idea to check out the full interview below! (more...)

BACKSTAGE with the Bechdels: Five Fun Facts From Our FUN HOME PanelBACKSTAGE with the Bechdels: Five Fun Facts From Our FUN HOME Panel
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 9, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdel family is flying away from Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winner for Best Musical plays its final performance. But before the cast moves out of their Broadway home, BroadwayWorld brought a few of the Bechdel's together for one last interview to reminisce on some memories from their run, the emotional response to the piece, backstage camaraderie, and the political timeliness that has made Fun Home, as Judy Kuhn puts it, 'a show meant for right now.' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/29/2016 - Happy Birthday, Lea Michele!Broadway AM Report, 8/29/2016 - Happy Birthday, Lea Michele!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 29, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway MemoriesBackstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway Memories
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdel family will move out of the Fun Home (or the Circle in the Square Theatre), when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, plays its final performance on Broadway. Before the doors close for good, however, BroadwayWorld brought the family together one last time to reminisce about some of the show's most amazing moments. Watch below as Richard Ridge chats with Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs! (more...)

BWW Flashback: FINDING NEVERLAND Flies Away from Broadway Today!BWW Flashback: FINDING NEVERLAND Flies Away from Broadway Today!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Aug 21, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, after a year and a half of performances, Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater today, August 21, 2016. The production will have played 33 previews and 565 performances and will transfer to London's West End to open in the spring of 2017.  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Get Thee to the Berkshires for the 2016 Season of Shakespeare & Company!BWW TV Exclusive: Get Thee to the Berkshires for the 2016 Season of Shakespeare & Company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge recently stopped by the theatre company in the beautiful Berkshires to chat with some Shakespeare & Company insiders for a scoop on the summer season. Below, check out interviews with Jonathan Croy, Tamara Hickey, Cloteal L. Horne, and Ryan Winkles as well as sneak peeks of some of their currently-running shows! (more...)

BWW TV: From Coalhouse to Burr- Brandon Victor Dixon Is Ready for His HAMILTON Debut!BWW TV: From Coalhouse to Burr- Brandon Victor Dixon Is Ready for His HAMILTON Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2016

Last night he brought the Ellis Island audience to its feet with his performance as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in Ragtime, and now he is gearing up for a new role. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, just weeks after finishing his run in SHUFFLE ALONG, two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will join the cast of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr later this month. How will his Burr compare to the rest? Watch below as he checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge about all things HAMILTON. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GETBWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Richard Ridge - Jul 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Joins Roku- Watch Our Exclusive Content Today!BroadwayWorld Joins Roku- Watch Our Exclusive Content Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

We were the first theatre website to bring you your favorite Broadway coverage via Apple TV, and now BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that you can catch all of our content on Roku! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Pass- A Spectacular Radio City Music Hall Tour with the Rockettes!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Pass- A Spectacular Radio City Music Hall Tour with the Rockettes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge joined the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall for a special backstage tour and you can catch a look at the costumes, shoes, dressing rooms and more below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison Join Forces with the New York Pops!Photo Coverage: Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison Join Forces with the New York Pops!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 8, 2016

Just last night, The New York Pops returned to its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program starring Tony nominees Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Set Sail with the Dazzling, New Entertainment of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer!BWW TV Exclusive: Set Sail with the Dazzling, New Entertainment of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge traveled to Tampa to check out the exciting, new line-up of entertainment, and we're taking you behind the scenes below! (more...)

BWW Interview: From the Carlyle to California- Lena Hall Prepares for Her HEDWIG Return!BWW Interview: From the Carlyle to California- Lena Hall Prepares for Her HEDWIG Return!
by Richard Ridge - Jun 15, 2016

Tony-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall returns to Cafe Carlyle with Oh! You Pretty Things, running through June 25. The all-new show acts as a love letter to Lena's rock & roll spirit guides, the pantheon of misfits and rebels who inspired us to transcend by transforming themselves. This intimate journey through Lena's personal love life will reveal how pivotal these artists have been in helping her navigate her relationships, shining like beacons and helping her shape her voice and her identity, again and again. At Cafe Carlyle, Lena Hall will be joined by a band including Justin Craig, Watt White and Brian Fishler. Oh! You Pretty Things is directed by Stephen Amato. (more...)

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