Richard Ridge

Richard Ridge

Richard Ridge is the lead correspondent for BroadwayWorld, one of the most popular theatre websites receiving over 8 million visitors every month. For BroadwayWorld, he is the host of Backstage with Richard Ridge which has long been the most popular outlet for Broadway stars and legends to talk about their careers. His guests have included Chita Rivera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban, Cherry Jones, Julie Taymor, Laura Benanti, Brian Cox, Zachary Quinto, Judith Light, Joan Rivers, Elaine Paige, Kristin Chenoweth, Nick Jonas, Jessie Mueller and Hugh Dancy. Prior to that, he was the host of the groundbreaking Broadway Beat for 20 years. His latest venture is the filmed SAG/AFTRA Foundation/ BroadwayWorld Conversations on Broadway series, which recognizes and celebrates the vibrant theatre community in New York City. These in-depth interviews are filmed for the Foundation’s educational archives and Broadway World. Past participants have included Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Matt Bomer, Bobby Cannavale, Harold Prince, Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, Darren Criss, Sara Bareilles, Tony Goldwyn, Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O’Hara, David Tennent, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, Jeff Daniels, David Hyde Pierce, Jim Parsons, Gena Rowlands, Michael Urie, Jason Alexander and Juliette Binoche. Richard made his Broadway debut in 2019 in the groundbreaking musical The Prom.

 






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Interview: Eddie Redmayne Reflects on Why the London Cast Recording of CABARET Is Like One You've Never Heard
Interview: Eddie Redmayne Reflects on Why the London Cast Recording of CABARET Is Like One You've Never Heard
October 12, 2023

Cabaret is soon coming back to Broadway. Fans need not wait until 2024 to get a taste of Rebecca Frecknall's electrifying new production, however. You can come hear the music play alone in your room today!

Video: Nevin Steinberg Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Sound Design of a Musical'
Video: Nevin Steinberg Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Sound Design of a Musical'
June 13, 2023

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Nevin Steinberg took home a Tony Award for 'Best Sound Design of a Musical' for his outstanding work on Sweeney Todd (currently running at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Nevin checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share his initial reaction!

Video: Tim Lutkin Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Lighting Design of a Play'
Video: Tim Lutkin Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Lighting Design of a Play'
June 13, 2023

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Tim Lutkin took home a Tony Award for 'Best Lighting Design of a Play' for his outstanding work on Life of Pi (currently running at the Schoenfeld Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Tim checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share his initial reaction!

Video: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Costume Design of a Play'
Video: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Costume Design of a Play'
June 13, 2023

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Brigitte Reiffenstuel took home a Tony Award for 'Best Costume Design of a Play' for her outstanding work on Leopoldstadt (currently running at the Longacre Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Brigitte checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Video: Tim Hatley & Andrzej Goulding Celebrate Tony Win for 'Best Scenic Design of a Play'
Video: Tim Hatley & Andrzej Goulding Celebrate Tony Win for 'Best Scenic Design of a Play'
June 13, 2023

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Tim Hatley and Andrzej Goulding took home a Tony Award for 'Best Scenic Design of a Play' for their outstanding work on Life of Pi (currently running at the Shoenfeld Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, they checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share their initial reactions!

Video: Carolyn Downing Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Sound Design of a Play'
Video: Carolyn Downing Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Sound Design of a Play'
June 13, 2023

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Carolyn Downing took home a Tony Award for 'Best Sound Design of a Play' for her outstanding work on Life of Pi (currently running at the Shoenfeld Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Carolyn checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Video: Jerry Mitchell Celebrates Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Video: Jerry Mitchell Celebrates Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
June 13, 2023

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Jerry Mitchell received the distinct honor of an Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for his outstanding dedication and contributions to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and for more than three decades of volunteer service through the arts. After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Jerry checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share his initial reaction!

Video: Natasha Katz Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'
Video: Natasha Katz Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'
June 13, 2023

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Natasha Katz took home a Tony Award for 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical' for her outstanding work on Sweeney Todd (currently running at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Natasha checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Video: Beowulf Boritt Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Scenic Design of a Musical'
Video: Beowulf Boritt Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Scenic Design of a Musical'
June 13, 2023

On Sunday night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Beowulf Boritt took home a Tony Award for 'Best Scenic Design of a Musical' for his outstanding work on New York, New York (currently running at the St. James Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Beowulf checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share his initial reaction!

Video: Tom Stoppard and Sonia Friedman Celebrate Tony Win for 'Best Play'
Video: Tom Stoppard and Sonia Friedman Celebrate Tony Win for 'Best Play'
June 12, 2023

Just last night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Leopoldstadt, currently running at the Longacre Theatre, took home a Tony Award for 'Best Play'. After leaving the stage at the United Palace, playwright Tom Stoppard and producer Sonia Friedman checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share their initial reactions!

Video: Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry Celebrate Tony Win for 'Best Revival of a Musical'
Video: Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry Celebrate Tony Win for 'Best Revival of a Musical'
June 12, 2023

Earlier tonight at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Parade, currently running at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, took home a Tony Award for 'Best Revival of a Musical'. After leaving the stage at the United Palace, creators Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share their initial reactions!

Video: Charlie Rosen & Bryan Carter Celebrate Tony Win for 'Best Orchestrations'
Video: Charlie Rosen & Bryan Carter Celebrate Tony Win for 'Best Orchestrations'
June 12, 2023

Just last night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter took home a Tony Award for 'Best Orchestrations' for their outstanding work on Some Like It Hot (currently running at the Shubert Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, they checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share their initial reactions!

Video: Suzan-Lori Parks Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Revival of a Play'
Video: Suzan-Lori Parks Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Revival of a Play'
June 12, 2023

Just last night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Topdog/Underdog took home a Tony Award for 'Best Revival of a Play'. After leaving the stage at the United Palace, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Video: LaChanze Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Musical'
Video: LaChanze Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Musical'
June 12, 2023

Just last night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Kimberly Akimbo, currently running at the Booth Theatre, took home a Tony Award for 'Best Musical'. After leaving the stage at the United Palace, producer LaChanze checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Video: Victoria Clark Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'
Video: Victoria Clark Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'
June 12, 2023

Just last night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Victoria Clark took home a Tony Award for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical' for her outstanding work in Kimberly Akimbo (currently running at the Booth Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Victoria checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Video: Patrick Marber Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Direction of a Play'
Video: Patrick Marber Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Direction of a Play'
June 12, 2023

Just last night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Patrick Marber took home a Tony Award for 'Best Direction of a Play' for his outstanding work on Leopoldstadt (currently running at the Longacre Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Patrick checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share his initial reaction!

Video: J. Harrison Ghee Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'
Video: J. Harrison Ghee Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'
June 12, 2023

Just last night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, J. Harrison Ghee took home a Tony Award for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical' for their outstanding work on Some Like It Hot (currently running at the Shubert Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, J. checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share their initial reaction!

Video: Sean Hayes Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Leading Actor in
a Play'
Video: Sean Hayes Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Leading Actor in a Play'
June 12, 2023

Just last night at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Sean Hayes took home a Tony Award for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play' for his outstanding work on Good Night, Oscar (currently running at the Belasco Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Sean checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share his initial reaction!

Video: Miriam Silverman Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Featured Actress in a Play'
Video: Miriam Silverman Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Featured Actress in a Play'
June 11, 2023

Earlier tonight at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Miriam Silverman took home a Tony Award for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play' for her outstanding work in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (currently running at the James Earl Jones Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Miriam checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share her initial reaction!

Video: Michael Arden Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Direction of a Musical'
Video: Michael Arden Celebrates Tony Win for 'Best Direction of a Musical'
June 11, 2023

Earlier tonight at the 76th Annual Tony Awards, Michael Arden took home a Tony Award for 'Best Direction of a Musical' for his outstanding work on Parade (currently running at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre). After leaving the stage at the United Palace, Michael checked it with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to share his initial reaction!



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