BWW TV: Randy Rainbow Visits the 2012 NYMF Gala- Vereen, Bleu and More!


On July 9, Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse) hosted the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival opening night gala celebrating the season kick off. On hand to show support for the famed fest, which opened last night and runs through July 29, were Corbin Bleu ("High School Musical"), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Leslie Krtizer (A Catered Affair), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Jeremy Kushnier (Jesus Christ Superstar), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success), Tom Deckman (Spamalot), Anika Larsen (Xanadu), Melissa van Der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde), and many more.

BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow popped by the event where he ran into Ben Verren, Corbin Bleu, Karen Ziemba, and more. Check out what they had to say below!

Now in its ninth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.

NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, and tickets to individual events, are currently available for purchase at (212) 352-3101 or

Video shot by Keith Merrill


BWW TV: Randy Rainbow Visits the 2012 NYMF Gala- Vereen, Bleu and More!
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Randy Rainbow Randy Rainbow is a writer, actor, comedian and Internet celebrity based in New York City. Rainbow is most notable for a series of humorous YouTube viral videos which appear regularly on popular sites such as, Towleroad, Queerty and VH1's His breakout video, 'Randy Rainbow is Dating Mel Gibson,' received more than 70,000 views in one week and has since surpassed 113,000 views. Randy was a theatrical critic/interviewer for HX Magazine (one of New York's most prominent gay publications) and has hosted and performed in numerous theatrical concerts and benefit performances around NYC. He has been heard as both a guest and guest co-host on Sirius XM OutQ's "Derek and Romaine Show". Randy most recently appeared on the VH1 special, 'The 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000's' and is slated to appear on their upcoming special 'The 100 Greatest Child Stars'. He is currently working on a live stage show. His mother thinks he is very talented.

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