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BWW Interview: Okieriete Onaodowan Reflects on Why the America of Today Needs HAMILTO PhotoInterview: Okieriete Onaodowan Reflects on Why the America of Today Needs HAMILTON
Posted: Jun. 29, 2020


BWW Interview: Leslie Odom, Jr. Reflects on the 'Gift' of HAMILTON and Giving it Back PhotoInterview: Leslie Odom, Jr. Reflects on the 'Gift' of HAMILTON and Giving it Back to the World
Posted: Jul. 2, 2020


BWW Interview: Jasmine Cephas Jones Explains the Importance of Today's Youth Tuning i PhotoInterview: Jasmine Cephas Jones Explains the Importance of Today's Youth Tuning in for HAMILTON
Posted: Jun. 28, 2020


BWW Interview: Renee Elise Goldsberry Explains Why This is the Time for HAMILTON PhotoInterview: Renee Elise Goldsberry Explains Why This is the Time for HAMILTON
Posted: Jun. 30, 2020


BWW Interview: Phillipa Soo Explains Why She Hopes HAMILTON Will Inspire Political Ac PhotoInterview: Phillipa Soo Explains Why She Hopes HAMILTON Will Inspire Political Action
Posted: Jul. 1, 2020


OVER HERE! - Back with the Beat at The Triad PhotoOVER HERE! - Back with the Beat at The Triad
Posted: Nov. 13, 2019


BWW Interview: Christian Holder Gets Ready to Bring AT HOME AND ABROAD to Laurie Beec PhotoInterview: Christian Holder Gets Ready to Bring AT HOME AND ABROAD to Laurie Beechman Theatre
Posted: Oct. 9, 2019


Exclusive 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 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 and arrangements 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!
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!
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 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 writer Lorenzo Thione? recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the process.  Thione told BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge:

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 Takei and 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'
June 27, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring Lea Salonga and George 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 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 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 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 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 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.

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELL
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 early success and the history behind writing GODSPELL.

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Company on Their Out-of-Town in Paris!
May 23, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the company of the 12-time Tony nominated An American in Paris of (Christopher Wheeldon, Craig Lucas, Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Veanne Cox, Brandon Uranowitz and producer Stuart Oken) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how they used their time in Paris to their advantage, and so much more. Find out what the cast and crew members took away from their experiences with the musical's out-of-town tryouts in Paris and check out the full interview here!

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cast and Crew Discuss How They Became Involved in the New Production
May 22, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the company of the 12-time Tony nominated An American in Paris of (Christopher Wheeldon, Craig Lucas, Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Veanne Cox, Brandon Uranowitz and producer Stuart Oken) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how they used their time in Paris to their advantage, and so much more. Find out how each of the cast and crew members became involved with the production below and check out the full interview here!

BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck Reflects on His History with GYPSY- 'I Never Wanted It to End'
May 22, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with 2015 Tony nominee for On The Town, Tony Yazbeck, to discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which Yazbeck discuss his history with GYPSY. Check back Saturday morning to watch the full interview!

BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck on ON THE TOWN- 'It's a Nice, Beautiful Surprise'
May 20, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with 2015 Tony nominee for On The Town, Tony Yazbeck, to discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which Yazbeck discuss his connection with the role of Gabey and what it has been like to be a part of this incredible revival. Check back Saturday morning to watch the full interview!

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU.

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview!

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on WICKED- 'I'll Never Have a Better Entrance in My Career'
May 7, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows, and so much more. Check out Kristin's favorite menories from YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and WICKED below and watch the full interview here!



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