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.
Previous guests include Spidey lovebirds Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano, UK's First Lady of musical Theatre, Elaine Paige, Spring Awakening alum and GLEE favorite Jonathan Groff, Follies star Jan Maxwell, Godspell's "Jesus", Hunter Parrish, movie musical mavericks Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, 'That Girl" Marlo Thomas, Blockbuster babies Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha and the cast of ASUNCION.
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.
Jeremy Jordan's Broadway credits include West Side Story (Tony) and Rock of Ages. Recently, he completed a critically acclaimed turn as Jack Kelly in the world premiere of Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse. In January of 2012, he stars in the feature film, "Joyful Noise" with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. Regional credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Asolo Rep.), Big River (Goodspeed), The Little Dog Laughed (Hartford Theatreworks; Critics' Circle Nomination). On television, he has appeared in "Law & Order: SVU."
To catch Jordan onstage as "Clyde Barrow" in BONNIE & CLYDE before it shutters on December 30, 2011, visit www.bonnieandclydebroadway.com and stay tuned to see if Jordan finds his way back to Broadway in a few months with NEWSIES!