Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Broadway Black
Broadway BlackBroadway Black

A Must See

Wayne Brady & Hip Hop Musicals Bring Us #BBHMM by Rihanna

Everybody loves Wayne Brady. The ebullient comic, crooner and actor with the megawatt smile has tickled our funny bone since his stint on the comedy improv show, “Who’s Line is it Anyway.” His projection of all things wholesome landed him a talk show and various acting gigs through the years. In 2004, he was cast as ‘Billy Flynn’ in the Broadway revival of Chicago. And Wayne Brady showed us depth when he parodied himself on Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show,  The Chappelle Show. Wayne Brady as a gangster? Say it ain’t so! But it was and hilarious! The memories of the hilarity of that episode amped up his street cred appeal and let everyone know that Brady could take his good boy charm to the dark side.

Perhaps that was a bit of foreshadowing of what was to come. It’s absolutely fitting that Brady teamed up with the one and only Wilkie Ferguson, the superbly talented pianist and mastermind behind the wildly popular HipHopMusicals web series. The description of the series on the official Twitter page keeps it short and sweet,

We take your favorite Hip Hop songs and redo them in a way you never imagined!

Ferguson, whom we previously wrote about as a musical theatre composer to watch for, has collaborated with the likes of Broadway performer and American Idol contestant Frenchie Davis and stage, film and television actor Thomas Hobson for his creative reworkings of current Hip Hop chart toppers. 

So just what happens when you put Wayne Brady and Wilkie Ferguson together? A hilariously groovy and soulful rendition of Rihanna’s epic bad girl rant BBHMM.

Ferguson has been getting all kind of buzz for his remixes and we cannot get enough!

The Hip Hop Musical series is certainly worth a subscription and we can’t wait to see what Ferguson comes up with next! With whom would you like to see him collaborate?

Written By


You May Also Like

Concert Night

MCC Theater, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Bernie Telsey and Will Cantler, along with Executive Director Blake West, has unveiled an exciting lineup...

A Must See

Theater Geeks. It is that time. One of the most cost prohibitive sources of entertainment and enlightenment is giving us a break. Or a...

BB Casting Agency

Last summer I had the privilege of experiencing the Cole Porter classic Kiss Me Kate at Pasadena Playhouse, featuring — get this — an...


According to Emmy winner Wayne Brady, playing characters that are far removed from who he is as a person is EXACTLY why he wanted...