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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He Turned Down! by Richard Ridge

Many Broadway fans came to know stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson for his iconic portrayal of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. But in an alternate unive…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Anna & Glinda & Lysistrata & More! FROZEN's Patti Murin Reflects on the Roles That Made Her Career by Richard Ridge

'I keep saying that I forgot that I know how to act, as opposed to making faces and appropriate gestures... It's a fairytale, sure. But it's a story that has to be told in a clear and concis…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Chukwudi Iwuji on Living the Dream in Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO by Richard Ridge

'I was having a conversation with my manager... I was about to start The Low Road andI had just done Hedda Gabler in London. But I really enjoyed filming. I said, 'After I finish the Low Roa…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: An (Extra)Ordinary Man- Tony Nominee Harry Hadden-Paton Explains How He Ended Up in MY FAIR LADY by Richard Ridge

'Bart Sher and I spoke a long time about this character. I think the key to him is that he is passionate and obsessive about the work and his job. What's he's not good at is emotions- unders…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BWW Interview: Gina Gershon is Gina Wild for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut! by Richard Ridge

In a career that spans over 30 years,actress, writer, singer, composer and cult icon Gina Gershon will make her highly anticipated Cafe Carlyle debut with her new show 'Wild Women Don't Get …

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Monday, May 14, 2018

BWW Interview: The Great Kathleen Turner Opens Up About Her Cafe Carlyle Debut by Richard Ridge

One of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, the sensual, smokey-voiced Kathleen Turner is making her eagerly awaited Cafe Carlyle debut and our own Richard Ridge caught up with t…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Fairest of Them All- Lauren Ambrose Talks Tonys and More! by Richard Ridge

Eliza Doolittle is the role of a lifetime, and Lauren Ambrose knows it. The Tony nominee just sat down with Richard Ridge to chat about how she landed one of the most coveted roles on Broadw…

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's a Broadway Super-Clique! A Chitchat with the Ladies of MEAN GIRLS by Richard Ridge

This is a cautionary interview...Don't be fooled by the characters they play.The ladies of Mean Girls are tight, and we've got the proofRight before the show's whopping twelve Tony nominatio…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

BWW Interview: Linda Lavin Is Living for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut! by Richard Ridge

For over five plus decades Linda Lavin has enraptured audiences on stage, screen and television. She won the triple crown- Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her heart -bre…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Not Your Average Joe Pitt- Lee Pace Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and More! by Richard Ridge

'I wish I could say that it's fun but it's not. It's painful and it's complicated.'Lee Pace has ruled Middle Earth, wandered the galaxy, and now he's come back home to Broadway. The star of …

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Joshua Jackson Is Speaking for Two Through His Broadway Debut by Richard Ridge

'For so many reasons this has been the single most challenging thing that I've ever done, but the most rewarding thing I've ever done.'Joshua Jackson, who makes his Broadway debut this seaso…

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Bringing the Band to Broadway- How THE BAND'S VISIT Became a Bonafide Hit! by Richard Ridge

What makes a hit Broadway musical Not even the pros really know, as the cast and creative team of The Band's Visit proved in a recent conversation with Richard Ridge.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Green Girl to Flower Child to Ice Queen- Caissie Levy Talks FROZEN & More! by Richard Ridge

'This is the story of my career... I have worked my way up. I am not someone who got out of college and got handed the plumBroadway roles. I started as an understudy. I started in the ensemb…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Call on Horace! HELLO, DOLLY's! Victor Garber Relives Some of His Greatest Roles by Richard Ridge

He has played roles as varied as Jesus andMr. Applegate John Wilkes Booth andThomas Andrews Anthonyand Professor Callahan. Nowadays he's bringing audiences to their feet eight times a week a…

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Their Side of SUPERSTAR- Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon Reveal Backstage Secrets from NBC's Hit Broadcast! by Richard Ridge

NBC was certainly rejoicing with 'Hallelujahs' following the live broadcast ofJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, when almost ten million viewers tuned in on Easter Sunday. Now, almost t…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Producing a Classic- On the Set of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Producer Neil Meron by Richard Ridge

What's the buzz on the set of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Neil Meron is telling us what's a-happening as John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and more make their final prepar…

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Meet the Masterminds Behind BroadwayHD- Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane! by Richard Ridge

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

BWW Interview: Josh Radnor & Rosie Perez Head Back to High School for NBC's RISE by Richard Ridge

In just days, NBC will premiere its newest drama, Rise, which airs Tuesday, March 13th at 10pm ETPT following the season finale of 'This Is Us,' and debuts in its regular time period on Tues…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: A New Evan Is Found - Meet the New Star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Taylor Trensch! by Richard Ridge

Words certainly do not fail Trensch as he opens up with Richard Ridge about his career so far, including his recent move from 44th Street to 45th. Watch the full conversation plus all-new hi…

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BWW Interview: Lena Hall Gets Ready to Bring THE ART OF THE AUDITION to the Cafe Carlyle by Richard Ridge

Tony-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, The Art Of The Audition From Falling Apart to Nailing The Part, March 13-17. Experience the ups and dow…

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: A New Evan Is Found- Meet the New Star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Taylor Trensch! by Richard Ridge

Earlier this month, Dear Evan Hansen officially welcomed a new star,Taylor Trensch, who is now donning Evan's iconiccast eight times a week at the Music Box Theatre.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

BWW Interview: John Lloyd Young Gets Ready to Put His Heart Back on His Sleeve at the Cafe Carlyle by Richard Ridge

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge caught up with Tony Award-winning star John Lloyd Young just days before kicking off his return, two-week Valentine's engagement at the famed Cafe Carlyle.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Keegan-Michael Key Talks Sketch Comedy, Shakespeare, Steve Martin and Beyond! by Richard Ridge

In just a year, he's gone from comedy icon, to Shakespearean player to bonafide Broadway star. And he's not done yet

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Together Forever! Beth Leavel & Christopher Sieber Reunite for Paper Mill Playhouse's ANNIE by Richard Ridge

They've tied a knot we never can sever Broadway favorites Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber are back at it this holiday season, reuniting in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of ANNIE. Wa…

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Oh Gods, Oh Gods! Hangin' with the Almighty Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND! by Richard Ridge

Asaka, Agwe, Erzulie and Papa Ge. Together they make up the gods of Once on This Island, and they are back on Broadway this season.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: 27 Years Later... Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Are Heading Back to Their Island by Richard Ridge

They already have a hit running on 44th Street. As of this week, their music is filling another theatre just six blocks north. Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who have brought us such belo…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Cash In with JUNK Leading Man- Steven Pasquale! by Richard Ridge

He has stolen hearts in Madison county, robbed settlers on the Natchez Trace, and now he's thieving on Wall Street. Or at least the characters he's played have...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Back in the Boots with Billy Porter and Stark Sands! by Richard Ridge

Lola and Charlie are reunited and it feels so good, according to Billy Porter and Stark Sands. Just last month, the duo officially returned to Kinky Boots, reprising the roles they created b…

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Man, The Glasses, The Legend... Hal Prince! by Richard Ridge

'You can take an audience anywhere...' The wise Hal Prince means those words, and he has built a career off of them. Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director an…

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Meet HAMILTON's New Aaron Burr (Sir), Daniel Breaker! by Richard Ridge

Daniel Breaker needs not wait for it any longer. Hamilton has a new Aaron Burr on Broadway, and this Hamvet has his act down pat. Breaker joins the New York company after starring in the Chi…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Meet the Murphys- Hangin' with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Michael Park & Jennifer Laura Thompson by Richard Ridge

The love is real at the Music Box Theatre. Jennifer Laura Thompson and Michael Park play the heads of Murphy family, but offstage they are just as close with their stage children and the res…

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