BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- JOHN & JEN's Kate Baldwin!
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 Broadway favorite Kate Baldwin, who will soon return to the stage in Keen Company's John & Jen. Watch as they discuss reuniting with Andrew Lippa, chat about her new costar, reminisce about her past stage roles and so much more. Check out the full interview below!
Baldwin's Broadway credits include Big Fish, Finian's Rainbow (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Full Monty. Off-Broadway: Giant (Public Theatre; Drama Desk Award nomination.). Other NY credits: Opening Doors at Zankel Hall, five Encores!. Regional: Can Can (Paper Mill), A Little Night Music (Berkshire Theater Festival), Giant (Dallas Theater Center), The Women (Old Globe), The Music Man and South Pacific (Hayes nomination; Arena Stage), She Loves Me (IRNE nomination; Huntington Theatre/Williamstown Theatre Festival), Henry V (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). Tour: Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Concerts: Chicago Humanities Festival, NSO, PSO and the American Songbook Series. TV: "Law & Order: SVU;" PBS: "Live From Lincoln Center: Stephen Sondheim's Passion." Recording: Let's See What Happens (PS Classics).
An early work from celebrated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, I Am Harvey Milk) and lyricist Tom Greenwald, John & Jen is an intimate story about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart. The musical premiered Off-Broadway in 1995. The original cast recording was re-released by Ghostlight Records in digital form in 2012. Performances for this limited Off-Broadway engagement of John & Jen at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) will begin performances February 10th, with Opening Night set for February 26th.