“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.”
“Celebrate Thanksgiving week with the legendary Ben Vereen! Ben Vereen‘s last engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below blew the roof off the joint – audiences are still talking about it! Now join Ben for another unforgettable evening of song and story – featuring the showstoppers you love with new music that will leave you inspired!”
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“On Sunday, May 28th, Balboa Theatre played host to the 4th annual Ben Vereen Awards. Championing the arts was a popular theme through the evening as Vereen’s organization Wellness Through the Arts awarded teens who submitted essays on how the arts helped them overcome personal strife with $500 checks.
Vereen was also gifted with a surprise honor during the evening. Councilwoman Myrtle Cole, on behalf of the San Diego City Council, issued a decree that May 28th would be known as Ben Vereen Day. A visibly emotional Vereen was greeted by a standing ovation from those in attendance.”
“New series featuring standouts include “Flight of the Conchords” star Jemaine Clement’s mutant-friendly Oliver Bird on “Legion” and Ben Vereen’s con man on “Sneaky Pete,” both of whom mastered great arcs.”
“Ben Vereen, Juan Pablo Espinosa, Mary Birdsong, Stacey Oristano, Anthony Federov, Quinn Cummings, and Mary Bond Davis have joined the lineup for the May 24 presentation of Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!
The fifth concert in the monthly fundraising series will also feature performances by Chita Rivera, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Megan Hilty,Cheyenne Jackson, Rachel Bloom, Helen Reddy, Wayne Brady, Wilson Cruz, Dan Bucatinsky, and Barrett Foa at 7 PM May 24 in Royce Hall on the University of California campus in Los Angeles.”
“The 20 local high school actors and actresses aiming for a chance to compete at The National High School Musical Theatre Awards have been announced.
The 10 best actresses and 10 best actors will attend the 2017 Ben Vereen Awards on May 28, where one actress and one actor will be selected to travel to New York City.”