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Video: How to Spend a Theatre-Filled Day at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
by Joey Mervis - May 25, 2024

Are you a theatre lover who is looking for something new to do in New York City? All you need is a library card! In this video, watch as Roberta Pereira chats more about how any New Yorker can get in on the action at the Library for the Performing Arts.

Video: Betty Buckley Is Getting Ready to Return to Joe's Pub
by Joey Mervis - May 15, 2024

In this video, watch as Betty Buckley chats more about what audiences can expect from the upcoming show at Joe's Pub, her recent appearance in the horror film Imaginary, her new animated short film The Mayfly, and so much more!

Video: Jeff Calhoun Opens Up About His Most Personal Project- A COMPLICATED WOMAN
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - May 14, 2024

John Kenley was a theatre impresario who brought Hollywood stars like Gene Kelly and Ann Miller to Ohio’s summer stock stages. But when summer ended, he wintered in Florida where John disappeared… and Jean came to life. A Complicated Woman is a new musical that features a Golden Age score and a gender-diverse cast. Watch as Jeff Calhoun chats more about the exciting new project in this video!

Video: Eli Gelb Is Making Musical Magic in STEREOPHONIC
by Joey Mervis - May 7, 2024

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind for Eli Gelb. In this video, watch as the Stereophonic star chats with Richard Ridge about his exciting new role!

Video: HADESTOWN Is a Family Affair with Jon Jon & Isa Briones
by Joey Mervis - April 18, 2024

In this video, watch as the adorable father/daughter duo of Jon Jon and Isa Briones chat more about the huge impact of Hadestown, the joy of sharing a passion for the arts, and so much more!

Video: Jinkx Monsoon Is an Audrey for the Ages
by Joey Mervis - April 17, 2024

In this video, watch as Jinkx Monsoon chats more about her take on Audrey, rejoining the cast of Chicago later this year, and so much more!

Video: Robyn Hurder Is Painting the Town in CHICAGO
by Joey Mervis - April 10, 2024

In this video, as Robyn chats more about her new gig in Broadway's Chicago.

Video: Playing Pinball and Talking TOMMY with Ali Louis Bourzgui
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - April 13, 2024

Feel him coming? Ali Louis Bourzgui just made his Broadway debut and he's a sensation as the titular character in The Who's Tommy. In this video, watch as Ali and Richard visit Barcade to talk all about the show and of course... play some pinball!

Video: We're Falling In Love with THE NOTEBOOK's John Cardoza
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - April 3, 2024

Four years after making his Broadway debut in the ensemble of Jagged Little Pill, John Cardoza is back on Broadway. This time he's the leading man... or rather, one of three. In this video, watch as he tells us all about his new role in The Notebook.

Video: Des McAnuff Is Back for Seconds with THE WHO'S TOMMY
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - March 13, 2024

In this video, watch as director Des McAnuff chats about bringing The Who's Tommy back to Broadway.

Video: Meet the New Director/Activist/Author Extraordinaire of the Season- Schele Williams
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - March 6, 2024

Schele Williams is having an awesome year... for more than one reason. In this video, watch as the director chats with Richard about both of her Broadway projects, The Notebook and The Wiz, and and why 2024 is her year.

Video: SMA Will Step Center Stage on Rare Disease Day
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - February 27, 2024

In this video, watch as Shane Burcaw and John Tartaglia chat about their latest project- the original musical, Most Likely Not To…, which will be presented on Rare Disease Day.

Video: Nikki Renée Daniels & David Phelps Are Going Back to the Beginning in CHILDREN OF EDEN
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - January 31, 2024

In this video, watch as Nikki Renée Daniels and David Phelps chat about Manhattan Concert Productions' upcoming concert performance of Children of Eden.

Video: Norm Lewis Is Prepping for His Most Heavenly Role in CHILDREN OF EDEN
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - January 19, 2024

In this video, watch as Norm Lewis gets ready to star in Manhattan Concert Productions's concert performance of Children of Eden.

Video: Patrick Page Is Unpacking Shakespeare's Villains in ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - January 18, 2024

In this video, watch as Patrick Page checks in with Richard Ridge to chat about All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain.

Video: Joby Talbot & Neil Hannon Unwrap the Delicious New Music of WONKA
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - December 21, 2023

One of the most delicious details of Wonka (now in theatres) is its delectable original music. Two of the men behind the music are Joby Talbot, who composed the score and Neil Hannon who wrote the original songs. In this video, the pair discusses their collaboration!

Video: HARMONY's Chip Zien and Sierra Boggess Are Broadway BFFs
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - December 21, 2023

In this video, watch as Harmony's Sierra Boggess and Chip Zien discuss their unlikely friendship, the thrills of working with Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, and so much more!

Video: Chelsea Rose is Bringing Shakespeare to the 60s at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - December 20, 2023

What happens when the Bard meets the Beatles? Audiences are finding out in Washington, D.C.  In this video, watch as Chelsea Rose discusses As You Like It at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Video: Stephanie J. Block Wants You to Have a Merry Christmas, (Darling)
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - December 13, 2023

In this video, watch as Stephanie J. Block checks in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to chat about how her new album started as one track, why song selection was so important to her, and so much more!

Video: Patrick Olson Unpacks Life's Mysteries in EMERGENCE
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - December 12, 2023

“Are we alive? How did we get here?” “What is the nature of time?” and “Where does human love originate?” All are questions that Patrick Olson asks audiences to wrap their heads around in the New York premiere of Emergence and in this video, he explains!

Video: Learn All About AMDA- Where Artists Create
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - December 7, 2023

Looking to continue your education in the arts? Look no further than AMDA, the lead sponser of BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage. In this video, watch as BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge checks in with Musical Theater Department Chair Elaine Petricoff and faculty member (and Next On Stage judge!) Kyle Taylor Parker.

Video: Jason Kravits Unpacks SABBATH'S THEATER, Improv and More
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - December 6, 2023

Jason Kravits has more than the holidays keeping him busy this Decmeber. In addition to starring opposite John Turtorro and Elizabeth Marvel in Sabbath's Theater at the New Group, the television and Broadway veteran is getting ready to make his Chelsea Table and Stage debut with a jaw-dropping evening of completely improvised music and comedy. In this video, he checks in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to discuss the thrill of being back onstage x2!

Video: Jen Silverman, Tyne Rafaeli & More Discuss SPAIN Off-Broadway Premiere
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - November 28, 2023

Watch as BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge discusses the Off-Broadway premiere of Jen Silverman's Spain at Second Stage Theater.

Video: Tony Yazbeck Talks Directing and Choreographing Manhattan Concert Productions' CHILDREN OF EDEN
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - November 24, 2023

Watch as BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge discusses Manhattan Concert Productions' Children of Eden with director and choreographer Tony Yazbeck!

Video: Stephen Schwartz Can't Wait to Deliver Us THE PRINCE OF EGYPT on the Big Screen
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - November 24, 2023

Many nights we've prayed... and on December 5, the miracle will happen! The West End sensation, The Prince of Egypt: The Musical, is set to be released on leading digital platforms from Monday, December 5.


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