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Date of Birth: October 04, 1941 (74)
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender: Female
Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fox's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has found its Dr. Everett Scott. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

Ben Vereen Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthBen Vereen Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

? The legendary Ben Vereen, who recently co-starred with Richard Gere in the film TIME OUT OF MIND, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, Cellar, New York, NY 10019) with his acclaimed one man show, STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN, January 25 through 30. (more...)

VIDEO: First Trailer Revealed for Inspiring Story of THE YOUNG MESSIAHVIDEO: First Trailer Revealed for Inspiring Story of THE YOUNG MESSIAH
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Focus Features has shared the first trailer for THE YOUNG MESSIAH, hitting theaters in time for Easter on March 11, 2016. Get a first look below! (more...)

Roger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam TheatreRoger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

A memorial celebration of his life, which will be open to the public, has now been set for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1pm at The New Amsterdam Theatre, currently home to Disney's ALADDIN.  (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part TwoPhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony AwardŽ - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away on Fridayat age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part OnePhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Roger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be SetRoger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband, Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Star in New Canadian Production WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLDBen Vereen to Star in New Canadian Production WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
by Contests - Broadway - May 7, 2015

What a Wonderful Announcement! Legendary Star of Stage and Screen BEN VEREEN headlines: WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia! (more...)

Scribd Adds Penguin Random House Audio Titles To Its LibraryScribd Adds Penguin Random House Audio Titles To Its Library
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

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Hugh Panaro to Host Skyline Theatre Company Gala, 3/30Hugh Panaro to Host Skyline Theatre Company Gala, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Broadway's Hugh Panaro, star of the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, will host Skyline Theatre Company's "Broadway in Bergen" gala on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center in Fair Lawn. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/20/2015 - WOLF HALL, ALADDIN's Anniversary, Sondheim's Birthday and more!WAKE UP with BWW 3/20/2015 - WOLF HALL, ALADDIN's Anniversary, Sondheim's Birthday and more!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WOLF HALL comes to Broadway, ALADDIN marks a milestone and Stephen Sondheim gets a starry birthday party! (more...)

Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Commissions Musical Based on Anne Rice Novel CRY TO HEAVENSeattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Commissions Musical Based on Anne Rice Novel CRY TO HEAVEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced a major new musical commission. Based on the spell-binding novel by Anne Rice, Cry to Heaven is a dramatic new musical with music and lyrics by three-time Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Wilder and a book by Roy Freirich and Debrah Neal. The show will be developed through The 5th Avenue's New Works Program focusing on early stage cultivation of new musicals, one of seven musicals in various stages of development. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This WeekBen Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 16-22, Featuring Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 16-22, Featuring Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 15, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Amy Spanger at Birdland; Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me; The Best Of 'Broadway Sings', featuring Alysha Umphress & More; Ben Vereen: Steppin' Out; and My F#*ked Up Valentine. (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to be Performed at the Ivoryton PlayhouseMOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to be Performed at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

"Mom!" "Mommy!!" "Ma!!!" How many times a day does a mother hear these words? Being a mother is one of the most rewarding, hilarious, joy filled and heartbreaking jobs in the world. Come and celebrate all things Mom during a staged reading of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at the Ivoryton Playhouse on February 20th, 21st and 22nd to benefit local agencies that promote programs for women and children. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rosemary Loar's 'STING-Chronicity' at the Metropolitan Room Theatrically Reimagines the Songs of a Pop/Rock IconBWW Reviews: Rosemary Loar's 'STING-Chronicity' at the Metropolitan Room Theatrically Reimagines the Songs of a Pop/Rock Icon
by Alix Cohen - Jan 24, 2015

'I was at the Police Reunion Concert at Madison Square Garden in 2008 and the energy was through the roof,' says vocalist/actress/writer Rosemary Loar at the start of her new show, STING-chronicity, at the Metropolitan Room. 'We were 18,000 strong, each of us challenging ownership of this man's music.' Loar feels special rapport with the oeuvre of Sting (Gordon Sumner, who was Police's lead singer and principal songwriter from 1977-1986, before he launched an incredibly successful solo career) as represented by her earlier show and CD, the celebratory Sting, Stang, Stung (see video of the 2010 show, below). 'We're onto the same zeitgeist,' Loar recently revealed in an interview. 'We're both Catholics and some of his writing is about obsession, guilt and penance.' (more...)

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