Richard Ridge News

BWW TV: On the Purple Carpet for Opening Night of ALADDIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the magical opening night festivities, and Richard Ridge was on hand for the special purple carpet to chat with the evening's guests. Below, check out interviews with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead, Michael Arden, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Josh Strickland, Alan Menken, Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Benanti and more! (more...)

SAG Foundation & BWW Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This Today, The New School for Drama, SAG Foundation, and BroadwayWorld.com will present a 90-minute career Conversations with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, starring together in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, O'Hara and Pasquale will share experiences from their careers on stage and screen and their current collaboration with a packed house of more than 400 union actors and drama students at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Lea Michele on ELLEN, OF MICE AND MEN Begins Previews and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 19, 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: Lea Michele appears on ELLEN, Kathleen Chalfant will speak on her career this afternoon and OF MICE AND MEN begins previews on Broadway! (more...)

SAG Foundation & BWW to Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

This Thursday, The New School for Drama, SAG Foundation, and BroadwayWorld.com will present a 90-minute career Conversations with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, starring together in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, O'Hara and Pasquale will share experiences from their careers on stage and screen and their current collaboration with a packed house of more than 400 union actors and drama students at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium. (more...)

BWW TV: Audra McDonald is Billie Holliday! Meet the Company of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2014

Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to the stage as legendary songstress Billie Hollidayin a revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. The show will open at the Circle in the Square Theatre on April 13 for a limited 10-week run. Performances will begin on March 25. The company just met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 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. An upcoming installment will feature Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale - currently starring on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' on March 20 (3:15PM). The event will take place at The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center 63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Street). (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld 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. The next Career Conversations will feature Kathleen Chalfant on March 19 (2PM)- currently starring in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway - between 61st and 62nd). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/15-3/16/2014
by - Mar 16, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 16, 2014 - Sunday, March 16, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with AFTER MIDNIGHT's New Stars- Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2014

Grammy Award-winners Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds met the press yesterday as they prepare for their two-week engagement in Broadway's After Midnight. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to meet the new stars at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Check out what they had to say about their new gig below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast & Creative Team Behind CASA VALENTINA - Harvey Fierstein, Patrick Page, Gabriel Ebert & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2014

CASA VALENTINA, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, is currently in rehearsals at Manhattan Theatre Club. The limited engagement of Casa Valentina will begin previews on Tuesday, April 1 and open Wednesday, April 23 on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The company met the press last week, and BWW's own Richard Ridge was on the scene to chat with the cast and crew about the show! (more...)

BWW TV: The Italian Stallion Takes Over Broadway- Chatting with the ROCKY Company on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2014

ROCKY hit Broadway Thursday night, officially opening with stars Andy Karl and Margo Seibert at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. The show features an original score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky.The production is directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Steven Hoggett, and Kelly Devine. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand at the after party to chat with the full company and you can check out what they had to say on opening night below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the ROCKY Red Carpet with Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's attendees, including Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Orfeh, Michael Urie and more. Check out what they had to say before the curtain went up below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with LOOKING's Raul Castillo & the Company of ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2014

INTAR presents the next production of its 2013-14 season: Adoration of the Old Woman, by Academy Award-nominated and Obie Award winning Jose Rivera and directed by Patricia McGregor will star Raul Castillo (HBO's 'Looking'), Danielle Davenport, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago and Carmen Zilles. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins tonight, March 13th and continues through April 6th only. Opening Night is set for Wednesday March 19th. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about the play below! (more...)

BWW TV: It's Puppy Playtime! Audra McDonald Hunts for a LADY DAY Pooch
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2014

The Broadway premier production of Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is on the search for a small dog to perform with five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald as the show has a dog written into it. The producers of the show have been looking for submissions for a small dog to be cast in the show and actual callbacks were held yesterday, March 11th at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway). Audra McDonald and Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni were on hand to judge selected finalists and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Go inside the puppy auditions below! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 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. An upcoming installment will feature Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale - currently starring on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' on March 20 (3:15PM). The event will take place at The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center 63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Street). (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld 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. The next Career Conversations will feature Kathleen Chalfant on March 19 (2PM)- currently starring in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway - between 61st and 62nd). (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Broadway's ALL THE WAY with Bryan Cranston, Eric Lenox Abrams, Robert Schenkkan & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 08, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on the scene at the after party to chat with the show's cast and creative team - check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: ALL THE WAY's Opening Night Red Carpet with Diane Paulus, Santino Fontana & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 07, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened last night, March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil SimonTheatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on the scene to chat with some of Broadway's finest on the red carpet - check out what Diane Paulus, Santino Fontana, and more had to say about Cranston as LBJ below! (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to Host Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Richard Ridge, lead correspondent for Broadway World, will host 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 is veteran Broadway virtuoso Maurice Hines. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 06, 2014

Urban Stages Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man as part of its 30th Anniversary season. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir just opened Off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street) Wednesday March 5th. This limited run, in previews now, will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. Character Man will have scenic & video design by Patrick Brennan, lighting design by Meghan Santelli and sound design by Sean Hagerty. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out what the cast had to say below! (more...)

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