“Ben Vereen, the legendary singer, actor and dancer, was the keynote speaker at the Northwest Kidney Centers’ 15th annual Breakfast of Hope on May 16th. “You don’t have to eat the whole cake,” he says, is one of the lessons he’s learned since being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.”
“Some of Broadway’s best marked inauguration day with a concert to raise awareness for human rights charities. It was an afternoon filled with hope and song at Town Hall as members from the Broadway community gathered for Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!
Friday’s event was created by Broadway guru Seth Rudetsky and his husband James Wesley to help shine the spotlight on a handful of human service organizations.”
“We have no room for discouragement,” said Mr. Vereen…”Hope is all we’ve got.“
“A constellation of well-known Broadway performers gathered on Friday at the Town Hall auditorium in Manhattan to sing a collection of songs about love of country and hope for the future, offering a competing vision of America to the one they associate with the country’s new president, who had been inaugurated a few hours earlier.”
‘The legendary performer, whose career on both the stage and screen spans nearly four decades, believes that it is “the optimism” of the original movie that has allowed it to remain a global cultural phenomenon.’
“He sang every note with passion and verve, displaying incredible vocal stamina and endurance. He never let his charisma and that twinkle in his eye waver, and he always gave back.”
“At the start of his show, he declared that STEPPIN’ OUT was his tour to give thanks. And yet again, along with showing his gratitude for everything that his audiences had given him over the years, he left us all with an encapsulating, monumental, and unforgettable experience.” – BROADWAYWORLD.COM
“Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, Ben Vereen, will bring his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Steppin’ Out, to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for two performances only – Friday, June 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 18 (7 p.m.).
Highlighting Mr. Vereen’s unique blend of artistry, Steppin’ Out combines a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatraand Sammy Davis, Jr. in an evening of unforgettable song and stories.”