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@BenVereen - 3/27/15 06:02pm Kabara Vereen( Tranier ) Are you ready to bring it? http://t.co/1UC5x6Ikcr


@BenVereen - 3/27/15 02:43pm I want to acknowledge a very special family that traveled to see my show at #54Below last week. Thank you... http://t.co/yiLCTQp50M


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Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector Celebrate SING YOU TO SLEEP at BirdlandPhoto Flash: BEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector Celebrate SING YOU TO SLEEP at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

On Monday, March 23, Anika Larsen, the 2014 Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner currently starring on Broadway in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, introduced her debut solo CD SING YOU TO SLEEP with a special concert as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Stars Reunite for Anika Larsen's Birdland Concert!Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Stars Reunite for Anika Larsen's Birdland Concert!
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2015

ANIKA LARSEN, the 2014 Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner currently starring on Broadway in Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical, introduced her debut solo CD Sing you to Sleep with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club as part of the 'Broadway at Birdland' series last night, March 23. Joining Larsen in concert were her original BEAUTIFUL co-stars, Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Tony nominee Jarrod Spector. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Joel Grey Hosts Special Performance of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LIONPhoto Flash: Joel Grey Hosts Special Performance of Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Yesterday afternoon, Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey hosted a special performance of Benjamin Scheuer's The Lion, with guests including Ben Vereen, Penny Fuller, Ron Rifkin, Sam Shahid, Paul Downs Collaizo, Reeve Carney, and more. Following the performance Joel moderated a Q&A with Benjamin the audience members, including a special champagne toast. Check out photos below! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a new contemporary musical, LOVE SONGS-A Musical (Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan, veteran composer/conductor, DREAMGIRLS Musical Director), with some of Shakespeare's most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at 54 Below Entertains with EaseBWW Reviews: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at 54 Below Entertains with Ease
by David Clarke - Mar 18, 2015

Simply hearing the name Ben Vereen uttered invokes the magic and allure of Broadway. From originating key roles in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and PIPPIN, Vereen has called the stages of Broadway home for years. Therefore, it is no surprise that he commands an audience with charm and pizzazz, easily entertaining a full house at 54 Below with his new cabaret show STEPPIN' OUT. (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...)

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by - Mar 15, 2015

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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...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia has announced that Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee BEN VEREEN has joined the company of WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD, running June 9 to 28, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIPPIN's Magic Transforms TPAC's Jackson HallBWW Reviews: PIPPIN's Magic Transforms TPAC's Jackson Hall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 11, 2015

For 40-some years now, Stephen Schwartz's Pippin, the musical about an inquisitive young man in search of meaning in his life - and, notwithstanding, the actual meaning of life - has enraptured audiences, inspired legions of theater devotees and provided any number of young men (and a not insignificant number of young women, either, we suppose) with their go-to audition song in 'Corner of the Sky.' (more...)

Ben Vereen Coming to Suncoast Showroom, 4/18-19Ben Vereen Coming to Suncoast Showroom, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Versatile entertainer Ben Vereen will bring his one-man show to the Suncoast Showroom April 18 and 19. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sasha Allen Leads National Company of PIPPIN to Music City TonightBWW Interviews: Sasha Allen Leads National Company of PIPPIN to Music City Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2015

When you're spending all your time on the road, life can be…well, challenging…even if you are Sasha Allen, who stars as The Leading Player in the completely spectacular and altogether magical national touring company of Pippin, the Tony Award-winning Stephen Schwartz musical that's been mesmerizing audiences all over the country just as certainly as the recent Broadway revival became the talk of the Great White Way. (more...)

InDepth InterView UpDate: Ben Vereen On STEPPIN' OUT At 54 Below, Broadway Return & New Films, Plus A Look Back At Classic Musical RolesInDepth InterView UpDate: Ben Vereen On STEPPIN' OUT At 54 Below, Broadway Return & New Films, Plus A Look Back At Classic Musical Roles
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 9, 2015

Today we are once again speaking with a world renowned living legend all about his phenomenal career on Broadway and in Hollywood in honor of his new 54 Below engagement later this month, titled STEPPIN OUT', the one and only Ben Vereen. Besides sharing what lucky attendees can expect from his 54 Below shows, Vereen also shares preliminary plans to bring a new biomusical to Broadway some season soon as well as the forthcoming release of a star-studded documentary all about his iconic show business legacy planned to be released later this year. Additionally, Vereen reflects on a number of recent milestones and looks back at some of his most memorable movie musical work in honor of the 45th anniversary of the release of SWEET CHARITY last month, plus the brand new Blu-ray editions of FUNNY LADY and ALL THAT JAZZ now available. Plus, Vereen shines a light on his ongoing patronship of the arts and spotlights the importance of arts education in schools via the nationwide high school competition series leading up to the yearly Ben Vereen Awards while also clueing us in on some of his upcoming theatre projects, including directing a regional production of HAIR and more. As if all of that were not enough, Vereen also comments on some recent small screen and big screen appearances including his turn on the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER opposite Neil Patrick Harris and sharing the screen with Betty White on HOT IN CLEVELAND, not to mention the smash hit success of the ensemble Chris Rock comedy TOP FIVE. All of that, first news on his upcoming feature film TIME OUT OF MIND and much, much more with one of Broadway's best triple-threats. (more...)

Todd Hunter to Star in UM's PIPPIN, Choreographed by Joy French, Running 3/17-28Todd Hunter to Star in UM's PIPPIN, Choreographed by Joy French, Running 3/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Schools of Theatre & Dance and Music are hard at work on their upcoming musical production of the Tony-Award winning Pippin. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN - A Kaleidoscope!BWW Review: PIPPIN - A Kaleidoscope!
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 5, 2015

Pippin brings the circus to Omaha in a kaleidoscope of color. (more...)

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by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway favorite Rob McClure, who is currently starring in Honeymoon in Vegas at the Nederlander Theatre. Watch as they discuss the show, how he got his start at Paper Mill Playhouse, his obsession with video games, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Actress/Singer/Dancer Carol Lawrence has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Miss Lawrence will be honored on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter will receive special PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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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...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

As a follow up to 2006's 'Orleans to London', guitarist Jimmy McIntosh once again finds himself in illustrious company on his new album 'Jimmy McIntosh and...' (more...)

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