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Broadway Beat The all new 20th Anniversary Season of Broadway Beat is here! Broadway Beat is the premier, award-winning half hour television program covering theatre, music and performers. Each week, the show's popular and knowledgeable host, Richard Ridge, takes you behind-the-scenes for a look at the very best of New York Theatre - on Broadway, and beyond. The show always features beautiful footage shot by video veteran Bradshaw Smith. Broadway Beat takes you from the rehearsal studios to opening nights, including in-depth interviews with Tony Award winning stars and directors. Broadway Beat is your front row seat to all the music, all the magic, and all of the magnificent drama that is Broadway.



BWW TV Exclusive: COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center!
November 21, 2011

Carla Cook, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, which opened November 18 at New York City Center and Broadway Beat got an exclusive look at the show on stage!

BWW TV Must Watch!: Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Share Laughter, Tears & Even a Four-Letter Word!
November 16, 2011

Yesterday, Broadway Beat's Richard Ridge sat down at Sardi's with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin for an emotional and wide-ranging interview that talked about their relationship, about EVITA, what it means to be back on stage together and more! Laughter, tears and even a four-letter word, who could ask for anything more?

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center!
November 13, 2011

Carla Cook, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, opening November 18 at New York City Center and Broadway Beat got a sneak peek!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of OTHER DESERT CITIES on Opening Night!
November 10, 2011

Last week, the Lincoln Center Production of Jon Robin Baitz's critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES directed by Joe Mantello opened at the Booth Theatre. The production stars Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Thomas Sadoski. Click below to hear from the company on opening night!

BWW TV: Go Inside the Steamy VENUS IN FUR Opening Night Party!
November 9, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of VENUS IN FUR, the new play by David Ives, directed by Walter Bobbie opened last night, November 8 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Broadway Beat was there for the after party to speak with the company about the hot new show!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of A CHARITY CASE
November 9, 2011

A CHARITY CASE starring Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser, Alysia Reiner (Sideways) and Jill Shackner (Les Miserables) opened last week, November 2nd at The Clurman Theatre. This new play about adoption is written and directed by Australian playwright Wendy Beckett. A CHARITY CASE will play through November 20th. Below, Broadway Beat chats with the company and takes you inside opening night.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Beseeches Thee to Go Inside GODSPELL's Big Broadway Opening Night!
November 8, 2011

The 40th Anniversary production and first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical GODSPELL officially opened at the Circle in the Square Theater on November 7, 2011. Broadway Beat was on hand with host Richard Ridge to talk to the company and creative team at the show's opening night party at Planet Hollywood!

BWW TV: Inside PRIVATE LIVES Press Day with Kim Cattrall, Paul Gross & More!
November 4, 2011

Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross, directed by Richard Eyre, begins Broadway previews on Sunday November 6 and opening night is Thursday November 17. The limited engagement runs through February 5 2012. Broadway Beat was on hand to speak with the cast about the exciting new production at Press Day yesterday and takes you inside the event below!

BWW TV: Marilyn Maye Pays Tribute to Jerry Herman in THE BEST OF TIMES IS NOW at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
November 3, 2011

Feinstein's at Loews Regency continues its Fall 2011 season with the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye. Her new show, 'The Best Of Times Is Now!' - which honors the legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman on this 80th Birthday year - features songs from his shows including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and Milk and Honey. Marilyn starred in Hello, Dolly! many times and recorded a CD of all the songs from the Tony Award winning score. Her recent local appearances have been received with rave reviews and full houses. The show opened November 1 and runs through Saturday, November 12 at the Loews Regency Hotel. Broadway Beat was on hand for opening night and takes you inside the showroom below!

BWW TV: Inside the Opening Night Party of RELATIVELY SPEAKING!
October 21, 2011

The world premiere production of RELATIVELY SPEAKING - three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, and directed by John Turturro - opened last night October 20 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening night, and takes you inside the after party below!

BWW TV: SONS OF THE PROPHET Celebrates Opening Night!
October 21, 2011

The Roundabout Theatre Company's New York Premiere of Stephen Karam's new play, Sons of the Prophet, opened last night, October 20. Directed by Peter DuBois, the cast features Yusef Bulos (Bill), Jonathan Louis Dent (Vin), Santino Fontana (Joseph), Joanna Gleason (Gloria), Lizbeth MacKay (Mrs. McAndrew), Dee Nelson (Dr. Manor), Chris Perfetti (Charles), Charles Socarides (Timothy). Broadway Beat was there for the big opening, and brings you interviews with the cast below!

BWW TV: Chatting with Alicia Keys and the Company of STICK FLY!
October 20, 2011

Rosie Benton, Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Condola Rashadall star in STICK FLY, the critically-acclaimed American play by Lydia R. Diamond and directed byKenny Leon and produced by Alicia Keys. STICK FLY begins previews on Friday, November 18, 2011 and officially opens on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Cort Theatre. Broadway Beat was on hand for the press event this morning and introduces you to the company below.

BWW TV: Welcome Back Hugh Jackman - HUGH JACKMAN: BACK ON BROADWAY Singing and Dancing Press Preview!
October 18, 2011

Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman will return to the New York stage this month in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, playing October 25, 2011 to January 1, 2012 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Today, Jackman hosted a press event and below, BroadwayWorld brings you video of the performance preview and company interviews below! Stay tuned for complete photo coverage coming soon!

October 18, 2011

Joan Stein and Richard Frankel, are presenting Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, featuring Tony Award-nominee and Theatre World Award winner Craig Bierko (The Music Man), Daytime Emmy nominee and frequent 'Live with Regis and Kelly' co-host Mark Consuelos, Emmy Award-nominee Polly Draper ('thirtysomething') and Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) Previews on Monday, November 7 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 13 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Today, the company met the press and Broadway Beat was on hand to capture the performance preview and interview the show's stars!

BWW TV: MAMMA MIA! Turns 10 on Broadway! A Look Back at Opening Night
October 18, 2011

Today, the international hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 10th year on Broadway. MAMMA MIA! opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on October 18, 2001, and has become one of the most successful musicals of all time anywhere in the world. In September of this year, MAMMA MIA! became the 10th longest running show in Broadway history and MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the most successful live musical film of all time. In anticipation of the big day, BroadwayWorld takes you back 10 years to the show's starry opening night. Revisit the fun below!

BWW TV: Meet the Company of LYSISTRATA JONES!
October 17, 2011

Last week, the company of Lysistrata Jones took some time out from some rigorous basketball training with former NBA star and Hall of Famer Chris Millen to meet the press. Broadway Beat was there to speak with the company!

BWW TV: Inside the Celebratory After Party of THE MOUNTAINTOP!
October 17, 2011

The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson (DR. Martin Luther King, Jr.,) and Angela Bassett, directed by the Tony-nominated Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun), opened on October 13, 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Broadway Beat was at the opening night after party and takes you inside the celebration below!

BWW TV: Go Inside MAN & BOY Opening Night!
October 11, 2011

Broadway Beat was on hand for the Man and Boy opening night and takes you inside the after party below. Here what Langella and the stars have to say about the new production!

BWW TV: Chatting with BONNIE, CLYDE & Cohorts - Inside Performance Preview Day!
October 5, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, beginning previews on Friday, November 4th and opening on Thursday, December 1st. The company met the press yesterday, October 4, and Broadway Beat was on hand to capture the performance preview and chat with the company. Click below to meet Bonnie, Clyde and their cohorts!

BWW TV: Bobby Cannavale, Ellen Barkin et al. Honor George C. Wolfe with SDC 'Mr. Abbott' Prize
October 4, 2011

Last night, October 3, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), just honored acclaimed director George C. Wolfe with the 2011 'Mr. Abbott' Award for his incredible breadth and depth of work in the American Theatre. Broadway Beat was on hand for the event and takes you inside the ceremony below!

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