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 PerezHilton.com, Towleroad, Queerty and VH1's BestWeekEver.tv. 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.
For more on Randy, visit http://www.randyrainbow.com
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 seasonwill soon be here! Come March, we'll be drowning in the onslaught of opening after openingand 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!On the Scene: How Well Do You Know Christmas Movie Musicals? December 26, 2016
Christmas may be behind us for this year, but based on Randy Rainbow's recent interactions with supposed musical and Christmas fans, you may need to spend all 364 days left until next Christmas to brush up on your Christmas movie musicals. Check out the video of Randy's recent trip to the theatre district to quiz everyday Americans on their holiday musical knowledge, and let us know if you do better than this bunch!CHEWING THE SCENERY-Randy Rainbow Checks in with Liza Minnelli to Chat HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, Pence & More! December 2, 2016
Just last week, Tony nomineeCharles Busch(December 31); Tony nomineeNorm Lewis(December 19-24); Broadway's hottest couple, Tony nominee Orfeh and Tony nominee Andy Karl (December 8-14); Tony nomineeRory O'Malley(December 11-12);Tracie Thoms(January 11 & 14) gathered at Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming shows. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion and you can check out a preview below!On the Scene: Are You Ready for HAIRSPRAY LIVE? Test Your Knowledge! December 6, 2016
It's been a busy month at Feinstein's/54 Below! Tony nomineeKate Baldwindeconstructedthe facade of being a Broadway star in EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE, while the original stars of Broadway's Rent,Adam PascalandAnthony Rappcelebrated 20 years of friendship, andTony nomineeJarrod Spectorprepares sing the soundtrack of his life in JUKEBOX LIFE(November 1-5 & 13). BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes of all the fun below!BWW TV Exclusive: LAST MINUTE with Randy Rainbow Premieres with the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF! October 4, 2016
September 23 was a great day to be a Wicked fan, as the show's two original stars dropped new albums.Kristin Chenoweth released the Art of Elegance and Idina Menzel her self-titled Idina.Randy Rainbow is on the scene at the home of their beloved Gershwin Theatre to find out how much regular New Yorkers know about the two belting beauties!CHEWING THE SCENERY- Patti LuPone's Autobiography Continues as She Becomes Eva Peron! October 1, 2016
Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will end its acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway today, September 4, 2016 at the Imperial Theater (239 West 45th Street) after 1,024 performances. In total, since the 1987 opening of the original production, LES MISERABLES will have played 8,200 performances on Broadway.
How well to ordinary New Yorkers know Broadway's most cherished musical? Randy Rainbow is on the scene to find out!ON THE SCENE with Randy Rainbow: New Yorkers Help Randy Measure 20 Years of RENT September 2, 2016
It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to the CTS Newsdesk to go over all of the latest Broadway headlines, including what's going on with the NEWSIES movie, Lady Gaga in A SATR IS BORN, GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadwayand so much more! Click below to check out the latest episode.BWW TV: Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Danza & More Show What They've Got at Feinstein's/54 Below August 21, 2016
It's a big month at Feinstein's/54 Below! Two-time Tony Award winning actorNorbert Leo Butz,Tony nominated actressCarmen Cusack,Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actorTony Danza(September 8-9), andTony nominated actressMelissa Errico(September 20-24) previewed selections from theirengagements and you can check out highlights below!BWW TV: Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett & Frankie J. Alvarez Look Back on LOOKING! August 7, 2016
Stars ofLOOKING,Jonathan Groff,Frankie J. AlvarezandMurray Bartlett, have wrapped up the series with a film that recently aired on HBO. Now the trio is looking back at their time in LOOKING, reflecting on the impact of the show,and of course, choosing 11 o'clock numbers for each of their characters... because why not?BWW TV: What's a Jellicle Cat? Randy Rainbow Finds Out on the Street! August 6, 2016
The first-ever Broadway revival ofAndrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical,Cats, returned to theNeil SimonTheatre last week, and the though famous felines ruled Broadway for years before now, people are still asking- what's a jellicle cat?Randy Rainbow takes to the streets to find out!