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The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BWW Announce New Partnership on Conversations Q&A Series & Expansion of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge'The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BWW Announce New Partnership on Conversations Q&A Series & Expansion of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge'
by BWW Special Coverage - November 6, 2012

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation & BWW Announce New Partnership on Conversations Q&A Series and Expansion of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Carolee Carmello & George Hearn Talk Returning to Broadway in SCANDALOUS, Career-Changing Roles, and More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Carolee Carmello & George Hearn Talk Returning to Broadway in SCANDALOUS, Career-Changing Roles, and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - September 29, 2012

Featuring book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, SCANDALOUS begins performances at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd St.) on Saturday, October 13, 2012. SCANDALOUS is led by two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Sister Act, Mamma Mia, Parade) as Aimee Semple McPherson, two-time Tony Award winner George Hearn (Sunset Blvd., La Cage aux Folles, Sweeney Todd) as James Kennedy and Brother Bob. In this edition, Richard chats with the Broadway-bound duo about bringing the story to Broadway, some of their favorite past roles, and so much more! Click below to watch the full interview. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Constantine Maroulis & Deborah Cox Dish Together for the First Time on the JEKYLL & HYDE 'Revisal,' Returning to Broadway & MoreBWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Constantine Maroulis & Deborah Cox Dish Together for the First Time on the JEKYLL & HYDE 'Revisal,' Returning to Broadway & More
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 21, 2012

In this edition, Richard chats with the Broadway-bound duo about starting the rehearsal process, doing 8 shows a week on the road, and so much more! Click below to watch the full interview. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Ramin Karimloo Unmasked - Talks New Album, PHANTOM & The Perks of Having Knights in His CornerBWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Ramin Karimloo Unmasked - Talks New Album, PHANTOM & The Perks of Having Knights in His Corner
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 30, 2012

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. This week, Richard's special guest hails all the way from the West End. In this in-depth talk, Ridge unmasks Ramin Karimloo, and gets the scoop on the genisis of his new album, Human Heart, his humble beginnings and unlikely path to London's most famous theater district, working with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh, and why he's finished with 'Til I hear You Sing Once More.' (more...)
BWW TV: John Kander Looks Back Part 2 - CHICAGO, Chita Rivera & the Fred Ebb 'Golden' YearsBWW TV: John Kander Looks Back Part 2 - CHICAGO, Chita Rivera & the Fred Ebb 'Golden' Years
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 1, 2012

Welcome to Part 2 of BroadwayWorld's exclusive sit down with musical theater icon John Kander, maestro to some of the most important musicals of our time. Last time, John took us through his career from his first fateful meeting with later partner Fred Ebb to the movie musical phenomenon of Cabaret and upcoming Dramatists Guild Fund honor on June 3, 2012. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: John Kander Looks Back Part 1: Talks Dramatists Guild Fund Honor, New Projects, Fred Ebb &  More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: John Kander Looks Back Part 1: Talks Dramatists Guild Fund Honor, New Projects, Fred Ebb & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 29, 2012

In this very rare sit down, we are honored to bring you an exclusive chat with musical theatre legend John Kander. In Part 1 of the interview below, John reminisces about the major milestones of his career, which will be honored by The Dramatists Guild Fund in a special ceremony on Sunday, June 3, in association with the organization's 50th Anniversary. Kander will be celebrated for contributing some of the most important works of musical theatre - along with his late partner Fred Ebb - to the canon including Cabaret and Chicago - also major motion pictures - Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Act, Woman of the Year, The Rink, Curtains, The Scottsboro Boys and more. (more...)
BWW TV: The Keenan-Bolgers Talk Broadway Success, New Projects, Gay Marriage and More!BWW TV: The Keenan-Bolgers Talk Broadway Success, New Projects, Gay Marriage and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 8, 2012

In this installment of BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE, Richard presents the brother and sister powerhouse duo Celia and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, she starring in the hit new play Peter And The Starcatcher and he in Disney's newest blockbuster, Newsies. Below, the famous siblings talk about finding success in New York at a young age, all about thier respective Broadway hits this season, other ventures (SUBMISSIONS ONLY!) family life, and just why they continue to do everything they can in support of gay marriage. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie J. Block on 'Reno', Being Green & More; PLUS First & Only Footage of the Star in ANYTHING GOES!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie J. Block on 'Reno', Being Green & More; PLUS First & Only Footage of the Star in ANYTHING GOES!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 15, 2012

In this latest Backstage with Richard Ridge special, Richard sits down with Anything Goes' star and longtime Broadway darling Stephanie J. Block, who gets candid about transforming into the legendary Liza Minnelli alongside Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz, going green as 'Elphie' in Wicked, everything Reno, married life and more. In addition, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to bring you the first and only footage of Block onstage at the Sondheim Theatre in Anything Goes! Be sure to catch the bonus footage throughout the interview below! (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Brian d'Arcy James Uncut Part 2: Talks SHREK, NEXT TO NORMAL, 54 Below Show & More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Brian d'Arcy James Uncut Part 2: Talks SHREK, NEXT TO NORMAL, 54 Below Show & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 24, 2012

In a follow-up to Part 1 of our in-depth with Brian d'Arcy James, one of Broadway's favorite leading men for nearly two decades, Brian gets candid about his theatrical career, including TITANIC, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, NEXT TO NORMAL, SHREK, and more. For all of Brian's fans, the star will be taking the stage at the new cabaret venue, 54 Below on June 26, 2012, in his first New York City solo concert appearance. For all of Brian's fans, the star will be taking the stage at the new cabaret venue, 54 Below on June 26, 2012, in his first New York City solo concert appearance. This week-long engagement runs through June 30, 2012. CLICK HERE to re-visit Brian's thoughts on his new concert act and click below to follow him through his celebrated career! (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Brian d'Arcy James Uncut Part 1: Talks SMASH, Industrials, NYC Concert & More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Brian d'Arcy James Uncut Part 1: Talks SMASH, Industrials, NYC Concert & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 22, 2012

In a special two-parter, we bring you an exclusive chat with Smash star and Shrek himself, Brian d'Arcy James, one of Broadway's favorite leading men for nearly two decades. In Part 1, featured below, Brian gets candid about Smash, his early days starring in industrials, and his upcoming concert at the brand new Manhattan performance space, 54 Below. Be sure to tune in soon for Part 2, as Brian takes us through his theatrical career. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Broadway's Newest SUPERSTAR Josh Young on 'Judas', Dating and More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Broadway's Newest SUPERSTAR Josh Young on 'Judas', Dating and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 19, 2012

This time it's Broadway's new 'It Boy' Josh Young, who is wowing fans and critics alike as 'Judas' in the new revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. During their chat, Young got candid about his physical journey to becoming a leading man, when he first had a premonition that playing 'Judas' would someday be his breakout, and why he considers himself truly blessed. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Hugh Dancy & Nina Arianda Get Intimate - Talk VENUS IN FUR & More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Hugh Dancy & Nina Arianda Get Intimate - Talk VENUS IN FUR & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 5, 2012

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. in today's installment, Richard talks with Venus in Fur stars Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy about the intricacies of servicing a play as intense as David Ives' Venus in Fur eight times a week, their career inspirations, and their shared dream role. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Shoshana Bean on WICKED, John Mayer, New Album & More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Shoshana Bean on WICKED, John Mayer, New Album & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 25, 2012

This week, it's WICKED and HAIRSPRAY alum Shoshana Bean, who was just back in New York City from her current home on the West Coast. She recently sat down with Richard to reminisce about her days on Broadway, talk about her recent sold-out concerts on both coasts and to spill all of the details about her new musical parody DEAR JOHN MAYER, her next album and more. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Nick Jonas on SMASH, New Jonas Brothers Album and 'Success' BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Nick Jonas on SMASH, New Jonas Brothers Album and 'Success'
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 7, 2012

Today we've got HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS' newest J. Pierrepont Finch and pop icon Nick Jonas, who recently opened up to Richard about succeeding Daniel Radcliffe in the famous role, what it feels like to perform for tens of thousands of fans, and just how cool it was to appear on SMASH. Check out Jonas uncensored below! (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Kristin Chenoweth on Fame, New Tour and Being a Good Christian BelleBWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Kristin Chenoweth on Fame, New Tour and Being a Good Christian Belle
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 15, 2012

Today we bring you Broadway and BroadwayWorld fave Kristin Chenoweth, who has been entertaining audiences for nearly sixteen years in such blockbusters as Wicked, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Tony Award) and The Apple Tree among others on Broadway, and for her work on NBC's The West Wing and ABC's Pushing Daisies (Emmy Award) on the small screen. She is out now in a brand new series comedy from ABC, GCB (Good Christian Belles), which runs Sundays on ABC. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Adam Pascal on Becoming MEMPHIS' 'Huey', Getting Famous Fast, and How He REALLY Feels About Rent BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Adam Pascal on Becoming MEMPHIS' 'Huey', Getting Famous Fast, and How He REALLY Feels About Rent
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 2, 2012

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. This time, we bring you Adam Pascal, RENT's original 'Roger' and newest resident of MEMPHIS, 'Huey Calhoun'. In this candid talk, Pascal opens up about the joys and challenges of taking over a celebrated role, what it was like becoming so famous, so fast, and why he - surprisingly - wasn't the biggest fan of the Rent film. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Lea Salonga on Life, Family and Video Game ObsessionsBWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Lea Salonga on Life, Family and Video Game Obsessions
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 20, 2012

Today on Backstage with Richard Ridge, we bring you Richard in conversation with international songbird Lea Salonga, best known for originating the role of Kim in the West End production of Miss Saigon and bringing it to Broadway, winning the Tony, Olivier and many other awards. She was the first Asian to play Eponine in Les Misérables on Broadway, returned to the show in 2007 as Fantine and reprised the role for the sold-out 25th anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. (more...)
BWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Broadway Breakout Jeremy Jordan on BONNIE & CLYDE, NEWSIESBWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Broadway Breakout Jeremy Jordan on BONNIE & CLYDE, NEWSIES
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 21, 2011

Recently, Richard pinned down one of Broadway's most exciting new leading men, Jeremy Jordan, still on a high ftom a breakout year that has included the leading roles in both Frank Wildhorn's BONNIE & CLYDE - now playing at the Schoenfeld Theatre - and Disney's NEWSIES, which is heading to Broadway this spring. A true star in-the-making, Jordan opens up about carrying two major productions, where he finds his inspiration and how he has managed to remain true to himself. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha & More on ASUNCION, Friendship and BlockbustersBWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha & More on ASUNCION, Friendship and Blockbusters
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 6, 2011

Today on BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE, Richard brings you onstage at the Cherry Lane Theatre, where he caught up with ASUNCION scribe and star Jesse Eisenberg (Academy Award-nominee for The Social Network) and his co-stars Justin Bartha (The Hangover) Camille Mana and Remy Auberjonois. Click below for a candid talk with the group on building ASUNCION, being working actors and why 2013 might take them all to the Philippines. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Talk Film, Stage & SMASH Plus - Daniel Radcliffe!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Talk Film, Stage & SMASH Plus - Daniel Radcliffe!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 19, 2011

Today, Richard talks to Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series and Broadway productions. The dynamic duo spoke to Richard Ridge backstage before being honored at The New York Musical Theatre Festival Gala earlier this month. HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS and HARRY POTTER star Daniel Radcliffe was on hand to present Neil and Craig with their award and spoke to us exclusively as well about how they got him involved with the production and more! (more...)
BWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Marlo Thomas Relatively Speaking - Talks Career, Charity and Being Back on BroadwayBWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Marlo Thomas Relatively Speaking - Talks Career, Charity and Being Back on Broadway
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 15, 2011

Today, Richie speaks with stage and screen vet Marlo Thomas, who is currently starring on Broadway in Elaine May's George Is Dead, part of the Relatively Speaking trilogy now onstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Click below to revisit highlights from Marlo's prolific career, and learn how 'running her own race' in a man's world decades ago got her back to Broadway today. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Hunter Parrish on Being Jesus; Talks WEEDS & GODSPELLBWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Hunter Parrish on Being Jesus; Talks WEEDS & GODSPELL
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 7, 2011

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's new feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. To date, Richard has chatted with Spidey lovebirds Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano, visited with UK's First Lady of musical Theatre, Elaine Paige, headed downtown to meet up with Jonathan Groff, and has spent some quality time with fan favorite Jan Maxwell. Richard's latest guest is Godspell star Hunter Parrish, who has charmed audiences on Showtime's Weeds since 2007 and was last seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening, which marked his Broadway debut. Now, back on Broadway as 'Jesus' in Godspell, Parrish gets candid about life as a young Hollywood star and why he always hopes to come back to the stage. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: The Girl Upstairs - Jan Maxwell on FOLLIES, Life & FamilyBWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: The Girl Upstairs - Jan Maxwell on FOLLIES, Life & Family
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 27, 2011

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's new feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. You've seen Richard chat with Spidey lovebirds Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano, visit with UK's First Lady of musical Theatre, Elaine Paige, and go downtown to chat with Jonathan Groff about all things GLEE, Lea Michele and The Submission. Today, Richard is back in Times Square at the Marquis Theatre for some quality time with fan favorite Jan Maxwell, currently starring as 'Phyllis' in Follies. During the talk, Jan speaks candidly about being a young struggling actress in New York, her shortcomings (cooking!), and how she almost left the city for good before she even got going...until she found 'Angels.' (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: She's Still Here - Elaine Paige on FOLLIES, CATS, EVITA & More!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: She's Still Here - Elaine Paige on FOLLIES, CATS, EVITA & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - September 20, 2011

Welcome back to BroadwayWorld's newest feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In this week's installment, Richard sits with the UK's First Lady of Musical Theatre, Elaine Paige - still here and still going strong. Paige is back on Broadway for the second time in her career as the fearless Carlotta Campion in FOLLIES at the Marquis Theatre. (more...)
BWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Talking With SPIDER-MAN's Lovebirds Reeve Carney & Jennifer DamianoBWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Talking With SPIDER-MAN's Lovebirds Reeve Carney & Jennifer Damiano
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - September 6, 2011

Welcome to the kick-off of BroadwayWorld's newest feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. The season begins with a unique joint chat with the lovebirds of SPIDER-MAN, Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) and Jennifer Diamiano who plays his object of his affection, Mary Jane Watson. Crammed into Carney's cozy dressing room (selected small, intentionally), Richard gets the scoop from the pair on the SPIDER-MAN journey from inside the room, how the company dealt personally with the media circus, working with artistic icons Bono, Edge and Julie Taymor, and that kiss. (more...)

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