On the Scene: New Years and the 2017 Broadway Season with Randy Rainbow!
2016 is nearly behind us, and as our dear friend Glinda would say: THANK. GOODNESS. With less than 12 hours on the clock for the this disaster of a year, Randy Rainbow is asking us all to look forward, for the 2017 Broadway season will soon be here! Come March, we'll be drowning in the onslaught of opening after opening and biting our nails while pressing refresh on a Google search for New York Times reviews, but right now, everything seems possible and full of hope. Well, maybe not for the guy Randy met who left Hamilton before the opening number was finished. Yeah, he exists. For that story and more from the Broadway experts milling about Times Square, check out the video below!
Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a writer, actor, comedian and Internet celebrity based in New York City and is most notable for his series of satirical YouTube videos, including his breakout video, "Randy Rainbow is Dating Mel Gibson". Subsequent viral videos include "Randy RainbowWorks at Chi-fil-A" and "RandyRainbow's Song for Indiana". His videos have appeared regularly on popular blogs such as Towleroad, Queerty, Perez Hilton and VH1's Best Week Ever.Randy was a theatrical critic/interviewer for HX Magazine, one of New York's most prominent gay publications, and has also written for Kathy Griffin. He has hosted and performed in a number of theatrical concerts and benefits for the Broadway, cabaret and gay communities, as well as hosted events for the Tony Awards and for some of New York City's most popular nightspots, including 54 Below, XL Nightclub and Therapy NYC, where his own weekly show ran successfully for 2 years. He can be heard regularly as both a guest and guest co-host on Sirius XM OutQ's "Derek and Romaine Show". "Chewing the Scenery withRandy Rainbow" has been an exclusive web series of the popular theatre site BroadwayWorld.com since 2012. After appearing as a commentator on multiple VH1 television specials, including "The 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000's", Randy was asked by VH1 to create his own web series for VH1.com called "Hashtag RandyRainbow".