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Date Of Birth:
June 23, 1927
Date Of Death:
September 23, 1987 (60)
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gender: Male
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Bob Fosse News

Date of Birth: June 23, 1927
Date of Death: September 23, 1987 (60)
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF Enters Final Performances at United SoloCALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF Enters Final Performances at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

2016 United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Mimi Quillin in her solo piece, Call Fosse at the Minskoff, on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, Thursday, September 22 at 9pm, Friday, September 23 at 9pm and Monday, September 26 at 9pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway).  (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSONHartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

Disney Channel's Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut as CHICAGO's Next Roxie HartDisney Channel's Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut as CHICAGO's Next Roxie Hart
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne will make her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running musical CHICAGO. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Again Through December Off-BroadwaySutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Again Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. This twice-extended engagement, originally set to play through December 11, now runs through Friday, December 30. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Joins Cast of FOX Comedy MAKING HISTORYTony Winner Ben Vereen Joins Cast of FOX Comedy MAKING HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ben Vereen has signed on for a recurring role opposite Yassir Lester and Adam Pally in the new FOX comedy series MAKING HISTORY. (more...)

United Solo Festival Presents CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFFUnited Solo Festival Presents CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

2016 United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Mimi Quillin in her solo piece, Call Fosse at the Minskoff,  on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, Thursday, September 22 at 9pm, Friday, September 23 at 9pm, and Monday, September 26 at 9pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) Tickets are $20.25 and may be obtained through Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200.  September 22 and September 26 performances are sold out. More info: http://unitedsolo.org/us/callfosse-2016/. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Reeger & Scrofano-Led THE GIN GAME, ROCK OF AGES and More Set for Drury Lane Theatre's 2017-2018 SeasonReeger & Scrofano-Led THE GIN GAME, ROCK OF AGES and More Set for Drury Lane Theatre's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre has announced the complete lineup of its 2017/2018 season, opening with Chicago, having attained the exclusive rights to revitalize the sensational mega-hit with home town authenticity. (more...)

World Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayWorld Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt welcome Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) for the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

CHICAGO to Bring the Cell Block to Marlowe Theatre This OctoberCHICAGO to Bring the Cell Block to Marlowe Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: Chicago comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Bring TOM BOY, SHOW GIRL to Feinstein's/54 BelowCady Huffman to Bring TOM BOY, SHOW GIRL to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cady Huffman in 'Tom Boy, Show Girl' on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9:30pm.  (more...)

Mimi Quillin to Bring CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF to United Solo 2016Mimi Quillin to Bring CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF to United Solo 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

2016 United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Mimi Quillin in her solo piece, Call Fosse at the Minskoff, on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, Thursday, September 22 at 9pm and Monday, September 26 at 9pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

Director/Choreographer Tony Charmoli Writes New Memoir STARS IN MY EYESDirector/Choreographer Tony Charmoli Writes New Memoir STARS IN MY EYES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Tony Charmoli's new memoir, 'Stars In My Eyes,' covers his Emmy- and DGA-winning career on television and on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Preview: New version of Chico Buarque and Paulo Pontes classic brazilian musical, GOTA D'AGUA [A SECO] opens in Sao Paulo with Laila Garin and Alejandro Claveaux.BWW Preview: New version of Chico Buarque and Paulo Pontes classic brazilian musical, GOTA D'AGUA [A SECO] opens in Sao Paulo with Laila Garin and Alejandro Claveaux.
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 6, 2016

New version of Chico Buarque and Paulo Pontes classic brazilian musical, GOTA D'AGUA [A SECO] opens in Sao Paulo with Laila Garin and Alejandro Claveaux. With only two actors on stage and other songs in your libreto, Rafael Gomes adaptation has musical direction by Pedro Luis. (more...)

Mica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This WinterMica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, has announced that platinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016. (more...)

Deidre Goodwin, Peter Nelson, and Dylis Croman to Lead Reading of New Musical Inspired by Bob Fosse's LifeDeidre Goodwin, Peter Nelson, and Dylis Croman to Lead Reading of New Musical Inspired by Bob Fosse's Life
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Broadway veterans are stepping into roles inspired by the lives of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, and the movement style that they developed in a choreographic presentation of part of a new musical at New York Theater Barn's Choreography Lab. (more...)

Steps on Broadway Gives Home to American Dance Machine 21Steps on Broadway Gives Home to American Dance Machine 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, announces an educational partnership with American Dance Machine for the Twenty-First Century (ADM21). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/27/16- CHICAGOSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/27/16- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2016

Today in 1977, Chicago closed at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 936 performances. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Chicago's 1996 Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival on Broadway and is its fourth longest-running show. (more...)

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