Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below

Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Ben Vereen opened his hit show, "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen," last night, July 10, at 54 Below. The show runs through July 21. A high energy tribute to the music of Broadway, along with musical selections made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., audiences can expect to hear classics such as "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Mr. Bojangles" and even "Defying Gravity". BroadwayWorld was on hand for a special sneak peek at Vereen's final rehearsal and brings you complete photo coverage of the event below!

Well known to theatre audiences for his Tony and Drama Desk winning performance in Pippin, Vereen has also appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Chicago, Fosse and Jelly's Last Jam. Television audiences will remember him from his celebrated portrayal of Chicken George in Roots, along with recent appearances on "How I Met Your Mother," "Grey's Anatomy" (Prism Award) and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." In January, 2012, Mr. Vereen was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Cover charge: $50 - $60. Food and beverage minimum: $30. Doors open at 6:00 pm for 8:00 pm shows. Doors open at 10:00 pm for 11:00 pm shows.

To purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com or call (866) 468-7619.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

 

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen at 54 Below

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Richard Frankel & Marc Routh with Ben Vereen

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below
Ben Vereen & band members David Loeb, Marc Dicianni, Tome Kennedy

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Takes the Stage in STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN' at 54 Below

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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