Tales, scripted anthology series transforming the lyrics of hip hop’s greatest hits into captivating visual narratives, will return to BET Networks for a second season starting April 23, 2019. Each week, one of nine iconic songs will be distilled to its thematic essence and retold through the visionary mind of Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo. Love, murder, and a whole lot of hip hop will bring new life to songs.”
“Broadway legend Ben Vereen stops by Broadway.com HQ to talk about his upcoming Thanksgiving shows at The Cutting Room and more with Paul Wontorek.”
“Instead of serving turkey, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen will be serving up some of his hit songs at a special concert in Manhattan this Thanksgiving.
Vereen filled NY1 in on the details during an appearance on Your News Live at Noon. Entitled Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen, it’s a two-day appearance beginning on November 22 during which he plans to share some of his new songs.”
“Legendary song and dance man Ben Vereen is blessed, booked and busy. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-raised Renaissance man is riding high this season with a string of new gigs, including holiday cabaret dates in New York City and Connecticut and juicy roles on primetime dramas such as the Magnum P.I. reboot and Lee Daniels’ sudsy Atlanta music-industry themed Star.”
“‘Razzle Dazzle ‘Em’ is what Ben does, innately; it’s in his blood, it’s in his soul.
‘Steppin’ Out’ signifies going beyond what you have achieved thus far. Ben Vereen is an Evolved Entity that shares his evolutional journey with us, delightedly so… on both sides!! This past Saturday evening, I had the great pleasure to see Ben Vereen perform at the Catalina Bar & Grill. When I first heard where he would be, I wondered why he chose a Jazz Club. Now I know why.
Ben Vereen not only has decades of hit Broadway Shows, TV Series, Nightclub Acts, Awards and Accolades to his repertoire, but from that he has still kept his initial joy and exuberance in performing, yet taken his showmanship to another level.”
“Ben Vereen has no plans to slow down. He is performing across the country with shows in both San Diego and here in Los Angeles. He is also working on a one man show on Broadway called Reflections. He says that it is a look at all that we as a people have overcome, his experiences, joys, trials and tribulations that he has experienced over the past 50 years. He encourages everyone to come out and see this show at the Catalina Theater and he promises that ‘God Willing,’ there will be many more shows to enjoy.”
“The Cooper Company and Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage are pleased to present one of North America’s greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin’ Out With Ben Vereen for two nights, at Martinis Above Fourth on August 7 & 8 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now and are available at MA4SD.
Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen is an evening filled with song, dance, stories, and humor that takes you on a journey through Broadway with some of the greats of our time including Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. The show features hit songs such as ‘Magic to Do’ from Pippin, ‘Defying Gravity’ and ‘For Good’ from Wicked and ‘Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries’. The show won the prestigious Cabaret award after playing New York’s 54 Below in the spring of 2015. He returned to 54 Below in January of 2016 and November 2016 to sold out audiences and rave reviews.”
“If you live in NYC, you will not want to miss the effervescent and vivacious Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Ben Vereen who will be performing his “Steppin’ Out” Show at Michael Feinstein’s 54 Below Club from Tuesday, November 21st – November 25th.
You can even spend Thanksgiving evening with Mr. Vereen as he sings and dances with his usual classy and sublime manner. Audiences will be treated to their favorite Broadway musical compositions that Mr. Vereen is so famous for, but Ben will also be premiering his new single, “What A Wonderful World” which just came out on iTunes, November 14th.”
“When asked to do a retrospective look at his career, theatrical icon Ben Vereen laughs: ‘How many weeks you got?’
The man who made his Broadway debut in the original production of Hair—only after appearing in Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity film with Shirley MacLaine and Sammy Davis, Jr. and going to London with Davis, Jr.’s Golden Boy—also created the landmark roles of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Leading Player in Pippin. He originated roles in Grind and I’m Not Rappaport and brought his own flavor to pivotal turns in Jelly’s Last Jam and Wicked. Vereen is a decorated member of the old guard.”