Eddie Varley

Eddie Varley Eddie Varley was most recently seen as one of the stars of the Lifetime Television Series, MATCHED IN MANHATTAN.

On the New York stage he was a cast member of the long running hit musical revue INTO THE WEEDS: The Bill Weeden Songbook at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Eddie received critical acclaim for his role of Jameson in the New York and Los Angeles Productions of Joe Mortimer's GRAPEFRUIT. As a cast member of the New Vic Theatre of London, he toured both the UK and US in their productions of DRACULA, HUNCHBACK and THE CANTERBURY TALES. He spent several Holiday seasons at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino's Showroom Theater headlining with performers such as the legendary Mickey Rooney, Andrea McArdle and John Byner. An accomplished illustrator, his work can be found in the recent McGraw Hill release, WHY HASN'T HE CALLED?

He is the Creative Director of BroadwayWorld.com



BWW TV Exclusive: Recording 'GYPSY'BWW TV Exclusive: Recording 'GYPSY'
August 25, 2008

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Gypsy will be released on Tuesday August 26th, 2008. The recording session took place at Manhattan's Clinton Recording Studios and BroadwayWorld TV was there to capture all the excitement as the historic event took place.

BWW TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' with James BarbourBWW TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' with James Barbour
July 28, 2008

James Barbour starred as Rochester in the Broadway musical Jane Eyre. His other Broadway credits include Beauty and the Beast, Carousel, Cyrano-The Musical and the recent revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. In A Tale of Two Cities he stars as Sydney Carton. In the first of a series of BWW TV interviews with the cast of the new Broadway bound musical, he discusses the early days of rehearsals, the emotional connection of the characters and the creative journey the production continues to take

BWW TV: An 'Elle' of a Chat with Legally Blonde's Bailey HanksBWW TV: An 'Elle' of a Chat with Legally Blonde's Bailey Hanks
July 27, 2008

Bailey Hanks won the MTV competition 'The Search For The New Elle Woods' making her the new successor to Laura Bell Bundy in the role of Elle Woods. On July 23rd, 2008 Bailey took the stage for her Broadway debut, but the day before that huge step she shared a table at Sardi's with BroadwayWorld TV to discuss all the excitement!

BWW TV: Onstage and Off with Grease Star Derek KeelingBWW TV: Onstage and Off with Grease Star Derek Keeling
July 26, 2008

Rydell High got a new class couple, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 when Derek Keeling and Ashley Spencer joined the cast in the lead roles of Danny and Sandy. Derek and Ashley were both popular finalists on the NBC talent competition series Grease: You're the One That I Want. BroadwayWorld TV spent some time with Derek as he got ready for his big Broadway debut!

BWW TV Exclusive: Laura Bell Bundy's Final Legally Blonde PerformanceBWW TV Exclusive: Laura Bell Bundy's Final Legally Blonde Performance
July 23, 2008

On Sunday, July 20th at 7pm Tony Award Nominee Laura Bell Bundy, Broadway's original Elle Woods, played her final performance in the musical 'Legally Blonde' It was a night of emotional farewells and tearful celebration and BWW TV was there to capture Laura Bell's last 'Bend and Snap'!

Mamma Mia! The Movie: Dominic Cooper, Super 'Trouper'Mamma Mia! The Movie: Dominic Cooper, Super 'Trouper'
July 16, 2008

Theater audiences will recognize Dominic Cooper from his role as Dakin in the acclaimed 2006 Tony winning Best Play, The History Boys by Alan Bennett. His performance of the role on Broadway drew raves and the admiration of critics and fans alike. This Friday the ever evolving actor takes on the music of ABBA and the young romantic leading role of Sky in the big screen version of the mega musical, Mamma Mia!

BWW TV Exclusive: Antonio Banderas Launches Blue Seduction To Benefit BC/EFABWW TV Exclusive: Antonio Banderas Launches Blue Seduction To Benefit BC/EFA
July 16, 2008

Antonio Banderas attended his Blue Seduction for Women launch event held by PUIG USA, July 10th at Cedar Lake Dance Theatre in New York City. The event celebrated the launch of the new fragrance and the partnership between Antonio Banderas Seductive Fragrances for Women and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. As part of the celebration, select members of the cast of the 2008 Tony Award winning Best Musical, In The Heights, performed with children benefiting from the House of the Roses, Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, R. Evolucion Latina, Steps and Broadway Dance Center.

BWW TV Exclusive: Interviews With the Stars of Hamlet 2BWW TV Exclusive: Interviews With the Stars of Hamlet 2
August 20, 2008

BroadwayWorld is pleased to bring you this exclusive BWW TV interview feature with Steve Coogan, Phoebe Strole and Skylar Astin, the stars of the upcoming summer comedy, 'Hamlet 2'. 'The hit, the very palpable hit' of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Hamlet 2 is an irreverent comedy centering on one teacher's overzealous quest to mount a high school musical. The film is directed by Andrew Fleming (Dick, Threesome) from an original screenplay he wrote with Pam Brady (South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, Team America: World Police).

BWW TV TONYS 2008: Behind the Scenes Winners ExtraBWW TV TONYS 2008: Behind the Scenes Winners Extra
July 12, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com's Eddie Varley and special Tony Night 2008 correspondent Laura Bell Bundy, star of the hit musical, Legally Blonde spent the evening celebrating the 2008 Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards with the various (and very happy) winners.

BWW TV: In the Studio with Natalie Toro & Sutton FosterBWW TV: In the Studio with Natalie Toro & Sutton Foster
July 7, 2008

Natalie Toro and Sutton Foster applied their award-winning vocal skills to the classic duet, 'Get Happy/ Happy Days Are Here Again,' originally performed by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand on October 6th, 1963 when that version aired on CBS-TV. The BroadwayWorld.com cameras were invited in as the two talented performers worked on the duet in the studios at the Manhattan Center.

BWW TV Exclusive: Curtains' Final Curtain CallBWW TV Exclusive: Curtains' Final Curtain Call
July 4, 2008

Curtains, the Musical Comedy Whodunit from the authors of Cabaret and Chicago, which starred 2007 Tony Award winner and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce as Lt. Frank Cioffi and Tony and Emmy Award winner Debra Monk as producer Carmen Bernstein played it's final performance on Sunday, June 29th, 2008. BroadwayWorld.com was there to cheer on the cast as they took their final bow.

BWW TV: Backstage at Legally BlondeBWW TV: Backstage at Legally Blonde
July 8, 2008

Natalie Joy Johnson takes BroadwayWorld.com behind the scenes 'Backstage at Blonde', the young singer and actress is making her Broadway debut in the hit musical Legally Blonde. As the cast celebrates the show's continued success, Natalie shares the inside scoop on what it means to be a 'Blonde' on Broadway!

BWW TV: Broadway Softball League Opening DayBWW TV: Broadway Softball League Opening Day
July 3, 2008

On Thursday May 22, 2008 the 54th annual Broadway Softball league opened their season at the Heckscher Fields in Central Park. Participating this year for the opening day festivities were Chris Jackson (In The Heights), Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park With George) and George Wendt (Hairspray). The day celebrated not only the beginning of the season and but also included an appearance by Bob Davis who presented a check for $50,000 to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids on behalf of Michelob Ultra, the official sponsor of the 2008 Broadway Softball Season.

BWW TV Exclusive: Lachey and Collins Celebrate Joining SpamalotBWW TV Exclusive: Lachey and Collins Celebrate Joining Spamalot
June 30, 2008

Monty Python's Spamalot welcomed Emmy nominee Stephen Collins ('Seventh Heaven,' Because I Said So) and Grammy nominee Drew Lachey ('Dancing With The Stars,' the band 98 Degrees) to Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. After the curtain came down the cast celebrated at Justin Timberlake's Upper East Side restaurant Southern Hospitality, and BroadwayWorld.com was on the invite list! Come join the fun as we mix and mingle with the new stars of Monty Python's Spamalot!

BWW TV Exclusive: Rehearsals for Radio Broadway Sings the Hits of 1958BWW TV Exclusive: Rehearsals for Radio Broadway Sings the Hits of 1958
June 28, 2008

Radio Broadway Presents 'The Radio Hits of 1958' will feature a variety of Broadway stars, American Idol's Constantine Maroulis and alumni from American Bandstand and will be presented on Monday, June 30 at 8 p.m. at The Town Hall, Times Square's landmark concert venue.

June 15, 2008

Nominated for 13 TONY Awards 'In The Heights' features Latin, Salsa and Hip-Hop-infused music, conceived and written by emerging superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda. BroadwayWorld.com got some quotes from the talented nominees on how they felt, how strong the show's emotional connection is with the audience, and the magic of the Tony Awards!

TONYS 2008 Q&A: Patti LuPoneTONYS 2008 Q&A: Patti LuPone
June 13, 2008

Patti LuPone recently won a Tony Award nomination as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance of the 2007 -2008 season for her performance as Rose in the critically-acclaimed new Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents landmark musical Gypsy, directed by the show's author, Mr. Laurents, currently at the St. James Theatre. BroadwayWorld.com had a moment to spend with her at the Tony Nominee Breakfast, she was warm, relaxed and engaged as she shared some insights into performing the work and the history behind the story of Gypsy.

BWW TV Exclusive: 'GYPSY' Laura Benanti Joins the Celebrated Portrait Walls at Sardi'sBWW TV Exclusive: 'GYPSY' Laura Benanti Joins the Celebrated Portrait Walls at Sardi's
June 13, 2008

Laura Benanti, a 2008 Tony nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as 'Louise' in Gypsy had her caricature unveiled at the world famous Sardi's Restaurant on Tuesday June 3rd, 2008. We were there to catch all the fun as she was cheered on by family, friends and her co-stars!

The 39 Steps' Cliff Saunders: 'Roles' Model
June 12, 2008

Eight shows a week, there is magic taking place on the stage of the Cort Theatre, four actors, no, better to describe them as magicians or alchemists or conjurers. In truth they would most likely be happy to be labeled as 'lucky stiffs' as they are able to bring joy and laughter to an audience every evening as the house lights dim, the foursome in question are the incredibly gifted cast of the Tony nominated, The 39 Steps. One talented gentleman plays the ironically billed role of 'Man 1', this would be better titled, 'Man 1000', for he seems to be playing that many roles and more, seemingly at the same time! This 'Man' is the delightfully talented, Cliff Saunders, a Canadian actor making his Broadway debut in The 39 Steps.

June 12, 2008

The critically acclaimed Broadway musical PASSING STRANGE is currently nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With book and lyrics by the popular singer/songwriter Stew, and with music by Stew and his longtime musical partner Heidi Rodewald, PASSING STRANGE is directed by and created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen. PASSING STRANGE is the tale of a young black musician on a journey of escape and exploration: leaving the confines of his middle-class, church-reared youth in south central L.A., the further he travels the more he discovers the voyage within is the one that counts. BroadwayWorld.com checked in with three of it's celebrated company members, all of whom are Tony nominated for the creative work they bring to this vibrant and thrilling musical, they spoke candidly about everything from being nominated for a 2008 Tony Award to how inspired and different every single performance continues to be!