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The Rap Guide to Evolution - 2011 - Off-Broadway

A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world, THE RAP GUIDE is at once provocative and scientifically accurate, hilarious and intelligent. Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and the parallels between evolution and rap. As Edinburgh's Scotsman newspaper said, "you'll never look at a hip-hop music video in the same way again".

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Soho Playhouse

(New York, NY)
15 Vandam Street
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The Rap Guide to Evolution Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014
After hosting the 10th anniversary of the FringeNYC Encore Series in September, SoHo Playhouse will present the 1st annual EDINBURGH ENCORE SERIES beginning October 8.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014
After an acclaimed premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Playhouse announces the extension of the New York Premiere of THE RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION, a new musical written by and starring Drama Desk Award nominee Baba Brinkman (The Rap Guide to Evolution). Directed by Darren Lee Cole, performances of this Off-Broadway premiere, which opened October 10, will now run through December 13 at SoHo Playhouse.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 21, 2011
After a hugely successful run of The Rap Guide to Evolution, SoHo Playhouse, Inc. is very proud to premiere The Canterbury Tales Remixed, written and performed by Baba Brinkman with music and turntablism by Mr. Simmonds and directed by SoHo Playhouse Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 8, 2011
After a hugely successful run of The Rap Guide to Evolution, SoHo Playhouse, Inc. is very proud to premiere The Canterbury Tales Remixed, written and performed by Baba Brinkman with music and turntablism by Mr. Simmonds and directed by SoHo Playhouse Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole.
by Tori Hartshorn - Nov 28, 2017
Canadian hip-hop artist and playwright Baba Brinkman has officially announced the release of his new album, The Rap Guide to Consciousness, due October 13th . Over the course of thirteen mind-bending tracks, this album takes you on a journey through the modern science of human experience, the link between your physical brain and what it's like to be you
by - Nov 19, 2011
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/19/2011.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 13, 2012
The SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC) announced today that tickets are on sale for the next show in its fall 2012 lineup: Ingenious Nature. Ingenious Nature is a new theatrical mix-tape, written and performed by Baba Brinkman, the Canadian rap artist, writer, and creator of The Canterbury Tales Remixed ("Delightful!" The New York Times) and The Rap Guide to Evolution (2011 Drama Desk Award Nominee), both of which played at the SoHo Playhouse in 2011. Ingenious Nature begins previews on Friday, November 23rd, opens Wednesday, December 5th and closes Sunday, January 6, 2013.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2010
It was announced today that The Rap Guide to Evolution, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning show by and starring Canadian actor and rap artist Baba Brinkman, has added a performance to its highly-limited New York run, due to popular demand.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2010
Canadian actor and rap artist Baba Brinkman brings his latest acclaimed, award-winning production, The Rap Guide to Evolution, to New York City with four special performances at 45 Bleeker (45 Bleeker Street at Lafayette Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2010
The Bleecker Street Theatre presents The Rap Guide to Evolution, starring Baba Brinkman, from May 4 to May 8.
by - May 8, 2010
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/8/2010.
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 7, 2010
It was announced today that The Rap Guide to Evolution, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning show by and starring Canadian actor and rap artist Baba Brinkman, has added a performance to its highly-limited New York run, due to popular demand.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010
Canadian actor and rap artist Baba Brinkman brings his latest acclaimed, award-winning production, The Rap Guide to Evolution, to New York City with four special performances at 45 Bleeker (45 Bleeker Street at Lafayette Street).
by Charlie Piane - May 24, 2010
MSNBC's 'The Rachel Maddow Show' celebrates 'Geek Week' all this week, beginning tonight with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the highest ranking 'geek' in the Obama Administration; can the geeks rescue us from America's dependence on foreign oil?
by Tyler Peterson - May 14, 2014
Contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales fit for all ages are among the highlights of Arts Centre Melbourne's spellbinding Families & Youth 2014 Winter/Spring program. From June to November, a unique mix of theatre, dance, circus, puppetry, rap and opera from seven countries will capture the imagination of the young and young at heart.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016
NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015
After a successful five-star-rated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a two month run with the 2014 Edinburgh Encore series at SoHo Playhouse, the theater's Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole, is proud to announce the final extension of Rap Guide to Religion with its final performance on May 3rd, 2015.
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 4, 2014
Following a five month sold-out season off-Broadway, New York-based Canadian - born rapper Baba Brinkman is preparing to shake up Melbourne with The Rap Guide to Evolution at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio on Friday 6 June and Saturday 7 June 2014. As part of a national tour Arts Centre Melbourne, in association with Merrigong Theatre Company, presents a unique species of hip-hop theatre combining the wit, poetry and charisma of a great rapper with the accuracy of a scientific expert to communicate the facts of evolution and origins of hip-hop culture.
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 4, 2012
Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced at a news conference this morning by Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James. The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards took place tonight, Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall in Manhattan.
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 3, 2012
Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced at a news conference on April 27 by Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James. After weeks of anticipation, the ceremony is tonight, June 3, at The Town Hall and BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the full spectrum of coverage, of course!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017
Baba Brinkman is a pioneer of a whole new species of theatre, bringing the excitement of a rap concert together with the wit of a stand-up comic and the mind-expansion of a TED Talk
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
Baba Brinkman is a pioneer of a whole new species of theatre, bringing the excitement of a rap concert together with the wit of a stand-up comic and the mind-expansion of a TED Talk
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 9, 2012
The New York Musical Theatre Festival, LC Productions and Julie Miller will present the world premiere of ZAPATA! The Musical, a revolutionary musical that tells the story of Emiliano Zapata, hero of the Mexican revolution, who appears in the 21st century to inspire a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 5, 2010
Following the Fringe First winning success that was The Rap Guide to Evolution, Baba Brinkman returns to the Fringe with The Rap Guide to Human Nature, a show that goes beyond Darwin to mine the deeper seam of contemporary evolutionary psychology, using his finely wrought rhymes to consider not just who we are, but why we behave the way we do.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 30, 2012
SoHo Playhouse, Inc. (15 Vandam Street, New York City) today announced the three exciting productions that will make up their 2012-13 three-play season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2011
The Amoralists proudly present Day & Night with The Amoralists, Theatre Where You Least Expect at The Gershwin Hotel and The Amoral Formal at Tammany Hall, on Monday, July 25.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 24, 2018
THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS will return to New York this fall, lighting up the Delacorte Theater in September.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jul 15, 2011
The Amoralists proudly present Day & Night with The Amoralists, Theatre Where You Least Expect at The Gershwin Hotel and The Amoral Formal at Tammany Hall, on Monday, July 25.
by Max Schwager - Jan 25, 2012
Continuing his NY success, Baba Brinkman continues his NY success with another extension of The Canterbury Tales Remixed, directed by Darren Lee Cole, featuring turn-tablism by Mr. Simmonds. The show will now run through February 5, 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016
NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016
NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director.
by - Dec 6, 2014
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/6/2014.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012
Ingenious Nature, written and performed by Baba Brinkman, the Canadian rap artist, writer, and creator of The Canterbury Tales Remixed and The Rap Guide to Evolution, with music and turntablism by Mr. Simmonds, opened in its off-Broadway debut at The SoHo Playhouse last night, December 5, 2012. BroadwayWorld has photos from the party below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014
After an acclaimed premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Playhouse has extended the New York Premiere of THE RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION, a new musical written by and starring Drama Desk Award nominee Baba Brinkman (The Rap Guide to Evolution). Directed by Darren Lee Cole, performances of this Off-Broadway premiere, which opened October 10, will run through December 13 at SoHo Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2011
After a hugely successful run of The Rap Guide to Evolution, SoHo Playhouse, Inc. is very proud to premiere The Canterbury Tales Remixed, written and performed by Baba Brinkman with music and turntablism by Mr. Simmonds and directed by SoHo Playhouse Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole.
by - Dec 19, 2011
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/19/11.
by - Dec 13, 2014
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/13/2014.
by - Dec 12, 2011
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/12/11.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
Hot on the heels of his hugely successful Edinburgh Fringe run which closes on 28th August, Baba Brinkman is bringing his hit show 'Rap Guide to Consciousness' to London for a short run.
by - Aug 24, 2010
BWW Reader Feedback for 8/24/10.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Onassis Foundation USA announced today six free performances of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, the groundbreaking re-telling of Sophocles' classic, for a limited engagement, September 4-9 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. With book, original lyrics, and direction by Lee Breuer and original music, adapted lyrics, and music direction by Bob Telson, the iconic musical returns to New York City for the first time since 2004 to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and to honor visionary director Lee Breuer for his lifetime of excellence and historic collaboration with The Public Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017
Baba Brinkman is a pioneer of a whole new species of theatre, bringing the excitement of a rap concert together with the wit of a stand-up comic and the mind-expansion of a TED Talk
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 30, 2013
SoHo Playhouse Inc. presents Evolutionary Tales: A Hip-Hop Theatre Cycle at The Players Theatre playing May 31 through June 23. Written and performed by Baba Brinkman, the Canadian rap artist and inventor of a new hybrid form of theater: part hip-hop concert, part stand up comedy, and part TED Talk. Evolutionary Tales: A Hip-Hop Theatre Cycle consists of Brinkman's three hit shows, Ingenious Nature, The Rap Guide To Evolution, and The Canterbury Tales Remixed, celebrating the evolutionary view of life in its endless forms.
by Robert Diamond - Apr 27, 2012
Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced at a news conference this morning by Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James. The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall in Manhattan.
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 23, 2014
Following a five month sold-out season off-Broadway, New York-based Canadian - born rapper Baba Brinkman is preparing to shake up Melbourne with The Rap Guide to Evolution at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio on Friday 6 June and Saturday 7 June 2014. As part of a national tour Arts Centre Melbourne, in association with Merrigong Theatre Company, presents a unique species of hip-hop theatre combining the wit, poetry and charisma of a great rapper with the accuracy of a scientific expert to communicate the facts of evolution and origins of hip-hop culture.