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BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge, featuring the Great David Tennant!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge, featuring the Great David Tennant!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 10, 2016

He's played everything from Hamlet to Doctor Who; from Barty Crouch Jr. to Zebediah Kilgrave. Now he's taking on one of Shakespeare's greatest characters, and he's doing it right here in New York City, David Tennant is currently making his US stage debut in BAM's sold out run of Richard II, as a part of the King & Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle Of Kings series. (more...)
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Broadway's Reigning Funny Lady Faith Prince is Back in Action in DIASTER!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Broadway's Reigning Funny Lady Faith Prince is Back in Action in DIASTER!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 3, 2016

She has already taken on some of musical theatre's funniest characters- Adelaide, Audrey, Miss Hannigan... and the list goes on. Now she's back in action at the Nederlander Theatre as a part of the gut-busting DISASTER! ensemble. In the show, Tony winner Faith Prince plays Shirley, an ailing 70s housewife who finds herself in the middle of a series of earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos aboard the Barracuda casino and discotheque. In this latest episode of Backstage with Richard Ridge, Prince reveals why she is having the time of her life in the new show, plus watch as she tells stories of some of her iconic past roles! (more...)
Backstage with Richard Ridge: NOISES OFF's Megan Hilty is Back and Better than Ever!Backstage with Richard Ridge: NOISES OFF's Megan Hilty is Back and Better than Ever!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 20, 2016

You might know her as Ivy Lynn, Doralee, or even Glinda, but this season she's all about Brooke Ashton. Broadway and television star Megan Hilty is currently starring in Roundabout's hilarious revival of Noises Off, portraying a role that she admits she never thought she'd play. Below, watch as Richard Ridge chats with Megan about the play, her personal life, and career highlights! (more...)
Backstage with Richard Ridge- Broadway Legend Joel Grey Tells All About MASTER OF CEREMONIES and His Life on StageBackstage with Richard Ridge- Broadway Legend Joel Grey Tells All About MASTER OF CEREMONIES and His Life on Stage
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 13, 2016

You know Joel Grey from his countless performances in such beloved Broadway shows as Cabaret, Chicago, George M, and Wicked, and at the ripe age of 83, he has another trick up his sleeve. On February 16, Flatiron Books releases his memoir- 'Master of Ceremonies.' Below, watch as Richard Ridge visits Grey in his New York City home to chat about the book and some of the highlights of his spectacular career on the stage. (more...)
2015 Flashback: A Year's Advice from the Stars2015 Flashback: A Year's Advice from the Stars
by BWW Special Coverage - December 31, 2015

At the end of every 'backstage' interview, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge asks his guest, 'What is the best bit of advice that you've been given that you still live by?' Below, we've rounded up all the sage responses from the stars of 2015! (more...)
BWW TV: What Happens When GYPSY Meets Honey Boo Boo? Find Out Backstage with the Company of RUTHLESS!BWW TV: What Happens When GYPSY Meets Honey Boo Boo? Find Out Backstage with the Company of RUTHLESS!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 23, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In this special edition, Richard welcomes the current company of off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!, including creators Marvin Laird and Joel Paley, plus cast members Kim Maresca, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, Jennifer Diamond, Tori Murray and Amie Bermowitz. Find out how they keep audiences laughing nightly below! (more...)
Backstage with Richard Ridge- How Does She Transform Into a Dog Every Night? Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Tells All!Backstage with Richard Ridge- How Does She Transform Into a Dog Every Night? Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Tells All!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 13, 2015

Annaleigh Ashford has been on a roll since taking home her Tony Award in June. Currently starring as Broadway's favorite pooch in SYLVIA, she also juggles her hit cabaret act, LOST IN THE STARS, and her role on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX. In between it all, she joined a long list of guests for SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld's Conversations Q&A series, recognizing and celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Watch below as she updates us on how things have been going at the Cort Theatre and discusses everything from LEGALLY BLONDE to RENT. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Series with Blythe Danner!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Series with Blythe Danner!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 15, 2015

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 Blythe Danner, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below as she discusses some of her career highlights as well as her latest film, I'll See You In My Dreams. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- MATILDA's Christopher Sieber!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- MATILDA's Christopher Sieber!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 8, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes current star of MATILDA, Christopher Sieber. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Shubert Theatre, how he has injured himself during almost every Broadway gig, and so much more! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Juliette Binoche!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Juliette Binoche!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 18, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 Juilette Binoche, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below as she discusses some of her career highlights as well as what it's been like touring the world in Antigone. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Watch Michele Lee Transform Into Madame Morrible!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Watch Michele Lee Transform Into Madame Morrible!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 6, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen legend Michele Lee. In Part 2, watch as Lee takes us into her dressing room at the Gershwin Theatre and transforms into Madam Morrible before our eyes! Click here to watch Part 1! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Stage and Screen Star Michele Lee- Part 1!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Stage and Screen Star Michele Lee- Part 1!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - September 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen legend Michele Lee. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Gershwin Theatre, chat about her career highlights, and so much more! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 16, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes 2015 Tony nominee Robert Fairchild. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how he made the switch from dance to theatre, and so much more! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- New PHANTOM, James Barbour!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- New PHANTOM, James Barbour!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 9, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's newest leading man, James Barbour. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Majestic Theatre, some of his career highlights, and so much more! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 28, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 followed a special screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, featuring Nathan Lane and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with 2015 Tony Nominee Michael Cerveris!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with 2015 Tony Nominee Michael Cerveris!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 4, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 2015 Tony nominee Michael Cerveris, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at Fun Home, how he looks back on some of his past shows like Tommy, Titanic and Assassins, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Honoree Tommy Tune!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Honoree Tommy Tune!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes 2015 Lifetime Achievement recipient Tommy Tune! (more...)
BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Reflects on SEESAW and Winning His First Tony AwardBWW Interview: Tommy Tune Reflects on SEESAW and Winning His First Tony Award
by Richard Ridge - May 30, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Broadway legend Tommy Tune, to discuss his past work, getting started on Broadway and if he would ever return to the Great White Way. Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Tune discusses work in SEESAW and winning his first Tony Award. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Honoree Stephen Schwartz!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Honoree Stephen Schwartz!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes 2015 Isabelle Stevenson recipient Stephen Schwartz! (more...)
BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELLBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELL
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge" recently sat down with the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient and renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, to discuss receiving this prestigious award, his work on numerous classic Broadway musicals, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Schwartz discusses his early success and the history behind writing GODSPELL. (more...)
BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Discusses If He Would Ever Return to BroadwayBWW Interview: Tommy Tune Discusses If He Would Ever Return to Broadway
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Broadway legend Tommy Tune, to discuss his past work, getting started on Broadway and if he would ever return to the Great White Way. Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Tune discusses if he would return to Broadway and the incredible Tony Award season this year. (more...)
BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Phenomenon That is WICKEDBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Phenomenon That is WICKED
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient and renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, to discuss receiving this prestigious award, his work on numerous classic Broadway musicals, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Schwartz discusses his history with writing WICKED, the phenomenon it has become and reimagining the world of WICKED for the big screen. (more...)
BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck Reflects on His History with GYPSY- 'I Never Wanted It to End'BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck Reflects on His History with GYPSY- 'I Never Wanted It to End'
by Richard Ridge - May 22, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with 2015 Tony nominee for On The Town, Tony Yazbeck, to discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which Yazbeck discuss his history with GYPSY. Check back Saturday morning to watch the full interview! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of WOLF HALLBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of WOLF HALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 the Tony-nominated cast of Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 (Ben Miles, Nathaniel Parker & Lydia Leonard) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at the Winter Garden Theatre, how they feels about bringing the plays to New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'
by Richard Ridge - April 26, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. As a part of the special event, Groff and Ridge spoke in depth about his his time in Spring Awakening. Read on below to find out what he had to say about the show that changed it all for him! (more...)

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