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BWW Interview: John Lloyd Young Gets Ready to Put His Heart Back on His Sleeve at the Cafe CarlyleInterview: Young is Putting His Heart Back on His Sleeve at Cafe Carlyle
Posted: Feb. 9, 2018


BWW Exclusive: Producing a Classic- On the Set of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Producer Neil MeronExclusive: Producing a Classic- On the Set of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Producer Neil Meron
Posted: Mar. 23, 2018


BWW Interview: Linda Purl Gets Ready to Make Her Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below!Interview: Linda Purl Gets Ready to Make Her Cabaret Debut!
Posted: Aug. 31, 2018


BWW Interview: Gina Gershon is Gina Wild for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut!Interview: Gina Gershon is Gina Wild for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut!
Posted: May. 29, 2018


BWW Interview: Linda Purl Gets Ready to Make Her Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below!BWW Interview: Linda Purl Gets Ready to Make Her Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below!
August 31, 2018

Renowned actress and singer Linda Purl, best known for 'Happy Days', 'Matlock' and 'The Office' will make her solo cabaret debut at Feinstein's 54 Below on September 4th and 5th with her sensational new show 'Big Band Romance' featuring the all- female Diva Jazz Orchestra.

BWW Interview: Gina Gershon is Gina Wild for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut!BWW Interview: Gina Gershon is Gina Wild for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut!
May 29, 2018

In a career that spans over 30 years,actress, writer, singer, composer and cult icon Gina Gershon will make her highly anticipated Cafe Carlyle debut with her new show 'Wild Women Don't Get the Blues' and our own Richard Ridge caught up with her shortly before her opening.

BWW Interview: The Great Kathleen Turner Opens Up About Her Cafe Carlyle DebutBWW Interview: The Great Kathleen Turner Opens Up About Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
May 14, 2018

One of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, the sensual, smokey-voiced Kathleen Turner is making her eagerly awaited Cafe Carlyle debut and our own Richard Ridge caught up with the Oscar and Tony nominated star a few days before her opening night.

BWW Interview: Linda Lavin Is Living for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut!BWW Interview: Linda Lavin Is Living for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut!
May 3, 2018

For over five plus decades Linda Lavin has enraptured audiences on stage, screen and television. She won the triple crown- Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her heart -breaking performance in Neil Simon's 'Broadway Bound'. She is known to million of fans as 'Alice' on her 9 -year ground breaking TV Series for which she won two Golden Globes. Celebrated playwrights Nicky Silver, Donald Margulies, Richard Greenberg and Charles Busch have written memorable and award winning roles for her. This renaissance woman does everything.

BWW Exclusive: Producing a Classic- On the Set of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Producer Neil MeronBWW Exclusive: Producing a Classic- On the Set of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Producer Neil Meron
March 23, 2018

What's the buzz on the set of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert? Neil Meron is telling us what's a-happening as John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and more make their final preparations to bring the beloved classic to your living room.

BWW Interview: Josh Radnor & Rosie Perez Head Back to High School for NBC's RISEBWW Interview: Josh Radnor & Rosie Perez Head Back to High School for NBC's RISE
March 10, 2018

In just days, NBC will premiere its newest drama, Rise, which airs Tuesday, March 13th at 10pm ET/PT following the season finale of 'This Is Us,' and debuts in its regular time period on Tuesday, March 20th at 9pm ET/PT on NBC.

BWW Interview: Lena Hall Gets Ready to Bring THE ART OF THE AUDITION to the Cafe CarlyleBWW Interview: Lena Hall Gets Ready to Bring THE ART OF THE AUDITION to the Cafe Carlyle
March 6, 2018

Tony-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, The Art Of The Audition: From Falling Apart to Nailing The Part, March 13-17. Experience the ups and downs of a Broadway life through reenactments of Lena Hall's most unforgettable-and regrettable-musical theater auditions. From epic fails to career-defining 'Nailed it!' moments. Featuring songs from Wicked, Cats, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Rent and more. Accompanied by the incredible Brian Nash.

BWW Interview: John Lloyd Young Gets Ready to Put His Heart Back on His Sleeve at the Cafe CarlyleBWW Interview: John Lloyd Young Gets Ready to Put His Heart Back on His Sleeve at the Cafe Carlyle
February 9, 2018

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge caught up with Tony Award-winning star John Lloyd Young just days before kicking off his return, two-week Valentine's engagement at the famed Cafe Carlyle.

Exclusive Interview: Angela Lansbury Talks Singing 'Beauty & the Beast' Again & MoreExclusive Interview: Angela Lansbury Talks Singing 'Beauty & the Beast' Again & More
September 21, 2016

After a special evening, where Lansbury performed the titular classic 'Beauty and the Beast' with Alan Menken accompanying her on the piano, she sat down with BroadwayWorld to chat about the impact of the film.

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GETBWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
July 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF)is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction andarrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get. Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did.

BWW Interview: From the Carlyle to California- Lena Hall Prepares for Her HEDWIG Return!BWW Interview: From the Carlyle to California- Lena Hall Prepares for Her HEDWIG Return!
June 15, 2016

Tony-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall returns to Cafe Carlyle with Oh! You Pretty Things, running through June 25. The all-new show acts as a love letter to Lena's rock & roll spirit guides, the pantheon of misfits and rebels who inspired us to transcend by transforming themselves. This intimate journey through Lena's personal love life will reveal how pivotal these artists have been in helping her navigate her relationships, shining like beacons and helping her shape her voice and her identity, again and again. At Cafe Carlyle, Lena Hall will be joined by a band including Justin Craig, Watt White and Brian Fishler. Oh! You Pretty Things is directed by Stephen Amato.

BWW Interview: Neil Patrick Harris Will Keep the Party Going Tonight on BEST TIME EVER!BWW Interview: Neil Patrick Harris Will Keep the Party Going Tonight on BEST TIME EVER!
September 22, 2015

Five Emmy Awards and a Tony Award make multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris the perfect star for this live one-hour show that is unlike any other on American television. Anything can happen on 'Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,' which will feature appearances by A-list stars, stunts, comedy skits, incredible performances, mini game shows, audience giveaways and hidden camera pranks. Based on the wildly popular British hit 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway,' this genre-busting format and its fearless star will make for one of the best nights ever on TV, week after week. Emmy Award winner Alec Baldwin serves as this week's celebrity guest announcer. Tune in tonight (10pm ET on NBC), to catch the episode, and read on to find out what Neil Patrick Harris is up to for the second installment!

BWW Interview: Lorenzo Thione Opens Up About His 7-Year Journey with Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCEBWW Interview: Lorenzo Thione Opens Up About His 7-Year Journey with Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE
June 26, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring George Takei, is coming to Broadway, also staring Lea Salonga and Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company is busy getting ready to bring the show to Broadway, and producer/co-book writerLorenzo Thione?recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the process. Thionetold BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge:

BWW Interview: Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE- 'This Is Really Happening!'BWW Interview: Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE- 'This Is Really Happening!'
June 28, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring George Takeiand Lea Salonga, is coming to Broadway, also starring Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company is busy getting ready to bring the show to Broadway, and Salonga recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the process. Salonga told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge:

BWW Interview: George Takei on ALLEGIANCE- 'It's Profoundly Personal to Me'BWW Interview: George Takei on ALLEGIANCE- 'It's Profoundly Personal to Me'
June 27, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring Lea SalongaandGeorge Takei,is coming to Broadway, also starring Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company is busy getting ready to bring the show to Broadway, and Takei recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the process. Takei is making his Broadway debut with the project, and he had a lot to say on the subject:

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
August 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything.

Broadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at LunchBroadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at Lunch
May 28, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant earlier this week, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT.Hosted by Liz Smith and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., a slew of special guests came to celebrate the Broadway icon. Scroll down to see what they had to say about Chita, and click here for all the photos from the luncheon!

BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Discusses If He Would Ever Return to BroadwayBWW Interview: Tommy Tune Discusses If He Would Ever Return to Broadway
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.

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
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.

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Phenomenon That is WICKEDBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Phenomenon That is WICKED
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.



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