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BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Kristin Chenoweth & Neil MeronBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Kristin Chenoweth & Neil Meron
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On Monday, May 22 (6PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host a special screening of Hairspray Live! followed by a Q&A with Kristin Chenoweth and Executive Producer Neil Meron. Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St). (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andrew RannellsBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On Monday, May 22 (2:30PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host Career Conversations with Andrew Rannells, Tony nominee for his performance in Falsettos. Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St). (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Behind the Scenes of SAG-AFTRA Foundation's HAMILTON ConversationPhoto Flash: Go Behind the Scenes of SAG-AFTRA Foundation's HAMILTON Conversation
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld 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. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andy Karl!BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andy Karl!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On Monday, May 15 (7PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host Career Conversations with Andy Karl, currently starring in Groundhog Day on Broadway, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. The event will take place at  the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St).  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Chattin' with Chita- The Broadway Legend Gets Ready for Her Cafe Carlyle Return!BWW TV Exclusive: Chattin' with Chita- The Broadway Legend Gets Ready for Her Cafe Carlyle Return!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back Broadway legend Chita Rivera, May 9-20. Last year's sold out Cafe Carlyle debut received raves reviews. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, Chita will be accompanied by her music director Michael Croiter and trio. Below, watch as she chats with Richard Ridge about the upcoming appearance! (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of BANDSTANDRed Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of BANDSTAND
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler(Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics byRobert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight at The Bernard B. JacobsTheatre. See all the action from opening night with Broadway correspondent, Richard Ridge, below! (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Purple Carpet at Opening Night of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYRed Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Purple Carpet at Opening Night of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 24, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opened last night, April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld correspondent Richard Ridge was live on the purple carpet, and we've got all the action for you below! (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE LITTLE FOXESRed Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE LITTLE FOXES
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Red Carpet at Opening Night of GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway!Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Red Carpet at Opening Night of GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway!
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchinand a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens tonight, Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

BWW TV: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars of Lincoln Center's OSLO on Opening NightBWW TV: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars of Lincoln Center's OSLO on Opening Night
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 15, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater's smash hit production of J.T. Rogers' new play Oslo, directed by Bartlett Sher, re-opens this week at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street), after a sold-out run last summer off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Richard Ridge was on hand at opening night to speak with the stars of the show about the play, their move to the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, and what it's like to work with Barlett Sher. See all of Richard's interviews with the cast below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 10th, 2017 - Nederlander Memorial and More!BWW Morning Brief April 10th, 2017 - Nederlander Memorial and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: A memorial tribute celebration for James M. Nederlander is set for the Minskoff Theatre this afternoon. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 9, 2017

Regardless of how you know her, you probably love her for it. Since her broadway debut in 1991, Lea Salonga has been melting the hearts of audiences all over the world with her star turns in such shows as MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES, ALLEGIANCE, and even her voice work in Disney classics like MULAN  and ALADDIN. (more...)

Find Your Seats! Tickets on Sale Today for 2017 Drama Desk AwardsFind Your Seats! Tickets on Sale Today for 2017 Drama Desk Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Tickets went on sale this morning, April 4th, for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, and can be purchased at www.DramaDeskAwards.com. This year's awards, hosted by Michael Urie, will be held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) on Sunday, June 4th. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of AMELIERed Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of AMELIE
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opened tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Tony nominee Phillipa Soo returns to Broadway in the new musical based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film. Richard Ridge was there on the red carpet taking in all the action and chatting up the stars. See all the red carpet fun below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond at Joe's Pub with Samantha Massell, Christopher Sieber & Tori MurrayPhoto Coverage: Jennifer Diamond at Joe's Pub with Samantha Massell, Christopher Sieber & Tori Murray
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2017

Jennifer Diamond made her Joe's Pub solo debut on March 27th to a packed house. After selling out at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, with her debut act, IT MY FIRST TIME: PLEASE BE GENTLE, she's brought it to the LES's music hot-spot with IT'S MY FIRST TIME: DOWNTOWN EDITION. Both were directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of COME FROM AWAYRed Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of COME FROM AWAY
by TV - Red Carpets - Mar 13, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opened last night on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatre goers. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was live on the red carpet last night chatting with the stars and also some Ganderites at opening night. Check out all the action below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) will announce the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President and Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 6th, 2017 - J. Harrison Ghee in KINKY BOOTS, Blackburn Prize and More!BWW Morning Brief March 6th, 2017 - J. Harrison Ghee in KINKY BOOTS, Blackburn Prize and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tour star J. Harrison Ghee reprises his role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway, starting tonight, and Amy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and more are up for the 2017 Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize, announced today! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/4-3/5/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/4-3/5/2017
by - Mar 5, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: GREAT COMET Bad Boy Lucas Steele Talks the Evolution of AnatoleBackstage with Richard Ridge: GREAT COMET Bad Boy Lucas Steele Talks the Evolution of Anatole
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 5, 2017

In the opening song of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, audiences quickly learn that Anatole (who spends his money on women and wine) is hot. When Lucas Steele hits the stage at the Imperial Theatre, however, he brings a lot more depth to a character that he not only created, but has been playing in various incarnations over the past five years. Below, watch as Richard Ridge checks in with Steele about the evolution of Anatole, his relationship with his costars, and so much more! (more...)

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