Ben Vereen to Hit the Stage at Suncoast Showroom, 5/17-18

Ben Vereen to Hit the Stage at Suncoast Showroom, 5/17-18

Multitalented entertainer Ben Vereen will bring his one-man show to the Suncoast Showroom May 17 and 18.

Accomplished actor, dancer, and singer Ben Vereen is no stranger to the entertainment scene. On Broadway, Vereen has appeared in "Wicked," "Fosse," "I'm Not Rappaport," "Hair," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Grind," "Pippin," "Jelly's Last Jam" and "A Christmas Carol." Off-Broadway credits include the award-winning original production of "The Exonerated." His role in "Pippin" garnered him both the prestigious Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for "Best Actor in a Musical." Vereen's most recent starring role was in the Broadway-bound play "Fetch Clay, Make Man" directed by Des McAnuff, which premiered at the award-winning McCarter Theater.

For more than 35 years, Vereen has showcased his versatility and creativity, performing countless one-man shows around the world. He was the first simultaneous winner of the "Entertainer of the Year," "Rising Star," and "Song and Dance Star" awards from the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)

While performing on stages worldwide, Vereen also pursued high profile film roles, including Chicken George in "Roots" and Louis Armstrong in "Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style." Vereen's television guest appearances include "Grey's Anatomy," for which he won the Prism Award, "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," "Oz," "Touched By An Angel," "Second Noah," "New York Undercover," "The Nanny," "Star Trek - The Next Generation," "The Jamie Fox Show, The Promised Land," and "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," as well as recurring roles on "Silk Stalkings," "Webster," "J.J. Starbuck" and "Booker."

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

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