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BWW TV: Taylor Trensch & Kyle Scatliffe Open Up About the Importance of TO KILL A MOC PhotoBWW TV: Taylor Trensch & Kyle Scatliffe Open Up About the Importance of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 15, 2020

Ever since it opened on Broadway last winter, To Kill a Mockingbird has been making history at the Shubert Theatre, where it has already become the highest-grossing American play ever. The history-making continued on February 26... this time at Madison Square Garden.
BWW TV: Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer Look Back on the Importance of SLAVE PhotoBWW TV: Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer Look Back on the Importance of SLAVE PLAY
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 8, 2020

Provocative. Scalding. Explosive. Radical. Daring. These are just a few words that have used to describe Jeremy O. Harris's latest work- Slave Play, which just concluded its Broadway run at the Golden Theatre in January. The critically acclaimed play, brought to life onstage by director Robert O'Hara, rocked the world of audiences since it opened on October 6, and long before that, during its off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop.
BWW TV: Chill Out with the New Stars of FROZEN- Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz & Ryan Mc PhotoBWW TV: Chill Out with the New Stars of FROZEN- Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz & Ryan McCartan!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 7, 2020

Later this month, Disney will celebrate the second birthday of one of its latest hits, Frozen, which just welcomed three new stars: McKenzie Kurtz, Ciara Renée and Ryan McCartan, who star as Anna, Elsa, and Hans respectively. The new cast hasn't been the only major change at the St. James Theatre, however...
BWW TV: Thomas Schumacher Reveals What's Up Next with Disney on Broadway and How the  PhotoBWW TV: Thomas Schumacher Reveals What's Up Next with Disney on Broadway and How the Shows Go On!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 29, 2020

Five Broadway shows of the past and three of the present all have one man in common... Thomas Schumacher. As the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Group, Schumacher has quickly become one of the most influential voices on Broadway, overseeing the development, creation, and execution of all Disney live entertainment around the globe.
BWW TV: Tony Goldwyn Opens Up About His New, Epic Role in THE INHERITANCE PhotoBWW TV: Tony Goldwyn Opens Up About His New, Epic Role in THE INHERITANCE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 23, 2020

Tony Goldwyn is back onstage this season in one of the most poignant roles of his career, which happens to be in one of the most powerful plays that Broadway has seen in many years. The play is The Inheritance, and you can catch it now through March 15 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. 
BWW TV: Ashley Park Opens Up About Her First Play, the Future of THOROUGHLY MODERN MI PhotoBWW TV: Ashley Park Opens Up About Her First Play, the Future of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 9, 2020

Since making her Broadway debut just six years ago as a replacement in Mamma Mia!, Ashley Park has taken on everything from Sondheim to K-pop. This season, she tackles her next great challenge- starring in her very first play. 
BWW TV: Katharine McPhee Is Opening Up About Closing Up Shop in Broadway's WAITRESS PhotoBWW TV: Katharine McPhee Is Opening Up About Closing Up Shop in Broadway's WAITRESS
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 18, 2019

She has already taken on Broadway and the West End. Now Katharine McPhee is back to close up the diner for good! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the stage and screen star will close out the Waitress's run, which concludes on January 5, after having played 33 previews and 1544 regular performances.
Words to Live By in 2020: The Stars Give Their Best Piece of Advice PhotoWords to Live By in 2020: The Stars Give Their Best Piece of Advice
by Stephi Wild - December 28, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld is bringing you the stars' best advice, to give you a bit of inspiration for the new year. We've got all of the answers from 2019's interviewees. Read the words of wisdom from Kelli O'Hara, Laura Benanti, Brian d'Arcy James, and many more!
BWW TV: Joaquina Kalukango, James Cusati-Moyer & Paul Alexander Nolan Both Keep and T PhotoBWW TV: Joaquina Kalukango, James Cusati-Moyer & Paul Alexander Nolan Both Keep and Tell the Secrets of SLAVE PLAY!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 15, 2019

Provocative. Scalding. Explosive. Radical. Daring. These are just a few words that have used to describe Jeremy O. Harris's latest work- Slave Play, which plays through January 19 at the Golden Theatre. The critically acclaimed play, brought to life onstage by director Robert O'Hara, has been rocking the world of audiences since it opened on October 6, and long before that, during its off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop.
BWW TV: Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Are Getting Ready for a Big Fat Broadway Vacat PhotoBWW TV: Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Are Getting Ready for a Big Fat Broadway Vacation
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 7, 2019

Seth Rudetsky and his husband, James Wesley, want you to have a big, fat, Broadway vacation. The duo will soon launch cruise worthy of the stars... with the stars, sailing for destinations from the Caribbean to the Greek Isles.
BWW TV: Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jones & Adam Gwon Get Grilled on SCOTLAND, PA! PhotoBWW TV: Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jones & Adam Gwon Get Grilled on SCOTLAND, PA!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 24, 2019

Fair is foul and foul is fair in Scotland, PA- the setting of Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere musical of the same name. Currently playing at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, the Shakespearean spin-off, written by Michael Mitnick and Adam Gwon, brings dangerously delicious humor to a familiar story.
BWW TV: Ethan Slater and Tina Landau Get Ready for Nickelodeon's Bikini Bottom Broadc PhotoBWW TV: Ethan Slater and Tina Landau Get Ready for Nickelodeon's Bikini Bottom Broadcast!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 30, 2019

Tina Landau and Ethan Slater are going to have the best day ever on December 7. That's because, following a critically lauded run on Broadway, The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, will simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.
BWW TV: Robyn Hurder and Ricky Rojas Tell All About the Magic of MOULIN ROUGE PhotoBWW TV: Robyn Hurder and Ricky Rojas Tell All About the Magic of MOULIN ROUGE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 9, 2019

The Moulin Rouge is open for business eight times a week at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and while Satine and Christian might be the characters that fans flock to see, it's Nini and Santiago who stop the show. Robyn Hurder and Ricky Rojas bring that steamy love story to life in the new musical, which is based on the beloved Baz Luhrmann film.
BWW TV: THE GREAT SOCIETY Star Brian Cox Opens Up About LBJ, SUCCESSION and More! PhotoBWW TV: THE GREAT SOCIETY Star Brian Cox Opens Up About LBJ, SUCCESSION and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 3, 2019

Fans of Succession have gotten to watch Brian Cox give a masterful performance every Sunday night this fall on HBO. Fans of Broadway can watch an equally masterful performance eight times a week at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
BWW TV: Actor and Playwright Extraordinaire Tracy Letts Tells Stories of Broadway and PhotoBWW TV: Actor and Playwright Extraordinaire Tracy Letts Tells Stories of Broadway and Beyond!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 23, 2019

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts is back on Broadway this season in a major way. Following his performance in Arthur MIller's All My Sons this past spring, he is trading in the stage for the script as the playwright for not one, but two new Broadway productions.
BWW TV: We're Doin' Fine with OKLAHOMA! Stars Rebecca Naomi Jones & Damon Daunno PhotoBWW TV: We're Doin' Fine with OKLAHOMA! Stars Rebecca Naomi Jones & Damon Daunno
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 20, 2019

Broadway's original lovebirds, Curly and Laurey, are portrayed for a whole new generation in the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma!, currently running on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre. And this productions is not your grandparents' Oklahoma! Or is it?
BWW TV: Livin' It Up with HADESTOWN Stars Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney PhotoBWW TV: Livin' It Up with HADESTOWN Stars Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - September 29, 2019

Orpheus and Euridice may have been doomed from the start, but Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada have bright Broadway futures ahead. The stars of Broadway's biggest hit and 2019 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Hadestown,  are bringing audiences to their feet every night at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
BWW TV: Watch Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington Talk BAT OUT OF HELL and Sing Stein PhotoBWW TV: Watch Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington Talk BAT OUT OF HELL and Sing Steinman!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 25, 2019

Strat and Raven have taken over New York City and for crying out loud, audiences couldn't be more thrilled about it. Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, the stars of Bat Out of Hell, reprise the roles they originated in London and Toronto for Bat Out of Hell off-Broadway. The new musical plays now through September 8 at New York City Center.
BWW TV: Dare to Be Scared by BEETLEJUICE's Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso! PhotoBWW TV: Dare to Be Scared by BEETLEJUICE's Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 31, 2019

Every day-o at the Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway audiences are getting the fright of their lives from ghosts, demons, and a death-obsessed teenaged girl. In Beetlejuice, the eight-time Tony-nominated musical adaptation of the cult classic, leading players Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso take creepy to the next level.
BWW TV: George C. Wolfe Explains How He Brought the Bloody Tale of GARY to Life on Br PhotoBWW TV: George C. Wolfe Explains How He Brought the Bloody Tale of GARY to Life on Broadway
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 3, 2019

When it comes to directors of live theatre, they don't get much bigger than George C. Wolfe, who has a whopping seventeen Broadway credits on his resume. This season, Wolfe was back at the helm of the ship at the Booth Theatre, where he brought Taylor Mac's zany, 'batshit crazy' (-the Hollywood Reporter) and ingenious new play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus to life.
BWW TV: Laura Benanti Opens Up About MY FAIR LADY, Motherhood, Melania and More! PhotoBWW TV: Laura Benanti Opens Up About MY FAIR LADY, Motherhood, Melania and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 26, 2019

'It's not like I sat at home as a child wanting to be a movie star. I wanted to be Julie Andrews,' said Laura Benanti in an exclusive interview earlier this week with Richard Ridge. The Tony winner and Broadway favorite has played such cherished roles as Louise, Amalia, Maria, Cinderella and many more, but her sights were set early on her real dream role.
BWW TV: How Did KISS ME, KATE Change for 2019? The Company Tells All! PhotoBWW TV: How Did KISS ME, KATE Change for 2019? The Company Tells All!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 28, 2019

What happens when Shakespeare meets Porter? Audiences are finding out eight times a week at Studio 54 when the Taming of the Shrew comes to life onstage within one of the most beloved musicals of the Golden Age. Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, opened just last month for a new generation of theatre-goers.
BWW TV: What Makes a Broadway Hit? THE PROM Cast and Creators Share Backstage Secrets PhotoBWW TV: What Makes a Broadway Hit? THE PROM Cast and Creators Share Backstage Secrets!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 20, 2019

The Prom is still changing lives at the Longacre Theatre, where it will soon celebrate its 200th Broadway performance. As the cast and creative team dance towards another major milestone, they are taking time to reflect on their zazzy journey on Broadway so far...
BWW Exclusive: James Snyder, Jenny Jules & Matt Mueller Cast a Spell on Broadway in H PhotoBWW Exclusive: James Snyder, Jenny Jules & Matt Mueller Cast a Spell on Broadway in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 19, 2019

Year Two has officially begun at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and that means that a brand new class of witches and wizards has begun a magical journey at Hogwarts (or the Lyric Theatre). Three of the show's 27 new cast members are James Snyder, Matt Mueller and Jenny Jules, who portray the dream team of the wizarding world- Harry, Ron and Hermione.
BWW Exclusive: Nicholas Podany & Bubba Weiler on Making Broadway Magic in HARRY POTTE PhotoBWW Exclusive: Nicholas Podany & Bubba Weiler on Making Broadway Magic in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 18, 2019

Year Two has officially begun at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and that means that a brand new class of witches and wizards has begun a magical journey at Hogwarts (or the Lyric Theatre). Two of the show's 27 new cast members are Nicholas Podany and Bubba Weiler, who play Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy respectively.

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