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Date Of Birth:
December 12, 1915
Date Of Death:
May 14, 1998 (82)
Birth Place:
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
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Frank Sinatra News

Date of Birth: December 12, 1915
Date of Death: May 14, 1998 (82)
Birth Place: Hoboken, NJ, 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...)

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch PartyThe Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre presents its wonderfully diverse fall-winter programming schedule during a private open house and reception on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. (more...)

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

3,000 Miles Off-Broadway proudly announces five upcoming shows for the 2016-2017 WINTER SEASON. Winter Dance Party, Sinatra 101, John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas, 3 Faces of The King, The Highwaymen Live.  These five concert presentations will be at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the heart of the NOHO Arts District, 5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA.  (more...)

The Las Vegas Tenors Bring Their Dynamic Vocal Performance to the Suncoast ShowroomThe Las Vegas Tenors Bring Their Dynamic Vocal Performance to the Suncoast Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

With their powerhouse voices and melodic variety, The Las Vegas Tenors return to delight audiences of all ages at the Suncoast Showroom Oct. 21 and 22. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and More Fete Martin Scorsese at Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and More Fete Martin Scorsese at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 22, 2016

Beloved director, producer, screenwriter and actor Martin Scorsese was honored by the Friars Club with their highest tribute last night, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening below! The Entertainment Icon Award was given to Scorsese, whose career spans more than 50 years, and who will be one of only a handful of recipients of the award in the Club's 100-year history. (more...)

Ken Bloom's SHOW AND TELL Book of Broadway Anecdotes Out This OctoberKen Bloom's SHOW AND TELL Book of Broadway Anecdotes Out This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Did you know that Frank Sinatra was nearly considered for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof? Or that Lin-Manuel Miranda called out an audience member on Twitter for texting during a performance of Hamilton? In SHOW AND TELL, Broadway aficionado-in-chief Ken Bloom takes readers on a spirited spin through some of the most intriguing factoids in show business, offering up an unconventional history of the theatre in all its idiosyncratic glory. (more...)

BWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing ExperienceBWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing Experience
by Mike Mekus - Sep 22, 2016

Ben Vereen takes audience members through a poignant and mesmerizing night, reliving his fondest performance memories, emotional triumphs and tribulations from his career, homage to his idols, and all of his best Broadway highlights. (more...)

Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 22 and 23. (more...)

Melissa Errico, LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Concert and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Errico, LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Concert and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 16, 2016

The vibe of the swinging sixties, the cat and mouse intrigue, the jazzy score, the witty lyrics - this is the winning combination NextStop Theatre Company has captured for their new and lively production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - The Musical. Take the red-eye flight to get your tickets for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Between the bountiful cheesecake, strong performers, and memorable tunes, this is a ring-a-ding-ding musical that deserves to sell out. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torme at the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torme at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 15, 2016

Last night, with photos of some of the greatest entertainers looking down at him in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room, Billy Stritch -- one of the most talented and creative musicians on the planet -- entertained his fellow Friars. I don't know if the velvet fog ever sang in the Monastery, but the closest you will ever get to his music is to hear Billy Stritch perform his Mel Torme show. It's the definitive interpretation of Mel's extraordinary musical genius, performed by the unequaled artistry of Mr. Stritch. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RAT PACK IS BACK at Starlight TheatreBWW Review: THE RAT PACK IS BACK at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 14, 2016

Pleasant evening recalls Vegas glory days (more...)

URINETOWN, EVITA, GOOD PEOPLE and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 2016-17 SeasonURINETOWN, EVITA, GOOD PEOPLE and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Lake Worth Playhouse has announced its 2016-17 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund to Go Presidential for 2016 GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS GalaDramatists Guild Fund to Go Presidential for 2016 GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announced today this year's gala theme will be Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition taking place the evening before Election Day on November 7, 2016 (6:30 PM). (more...)

BWW Interview: Back to School [of Rock] with Horace Green's New Lady in Charge- Jenn Gambatese!BWW Interview: Back to School [of Rock] with Horace Green's New Lady in Charge- Jenn Gambatese!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2016

She has talked to apes, crooned Elvis' greatest hits and done time at the big dollhouse. Now Jenn Gambatese is back on Broadway, and this time she's ready to rock. (more...)

PEREZ, MY WAY Comes to the Metropolitan Room This MonthPEREZ, MY WAY Comes to the Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Metropolitan Room presents 'Perez, My Way' Sinatra and the Rat Pack on September 20th, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

THE WONDER YEARS: The Complete Sixth Season Out on DVD 9/27THE WONDER YEARS: The Complete Sixth Season Out on DVD 9/27
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

One of the most critically lauded sitcoms of the late 80s and early 90s, THE WONDER YEARS captured the angst of growing up in suburban middle-class America in the late '60s, as seen through the life and times of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage). (more...)

Blake Shelton, Keith Urban & More to Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell on Tonight's ACM HONORS on CBSBlake Shelton, Keith Urban & More to Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell on Tonight's ACM HONORS on CBS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pioneering music legend Glen Campbell will be honored tonight at the 10 th Annual ACM Honors with the Career Achievement Award and a star-studded tribute featuring Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban performing some of the Rhinestone Cowboy's most beloved songs. (more...)

BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Janice Hall Talks Dietrich and the Thrills of Cabaret Performance Prior to Her Upcoming GRAND ILLUSIONS RevivalBWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Janice Hall Talks Dietrich and the Thrills of Cabaret Performance Prior to Her Upcoming GRAND ILLUSIONS Revival
by Ashley Steves - Sep 9, 2016

No matter the song, style, or setting, Janice Hall, the multi-talented opera singer, cabaret chanteuse, and character actress, is her own master. She broke into the cabaret scene in 2010 in a big way with the 2011 Bistro Award Winner for Best Tribute Show and 2012 MAC Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist. The show that earned her those awards? 'GRAND ILLUSIONS: THE MUSIC OF MARLENE DIETRICH,' which Hall debuted in 2010 and will revive for one night on September 13 at 7:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. Before Hall takes the stage this upcoming Tuesday night, we sat down for a discussion on career invention, reinvention, and versatility--- both Dietrich's and her own. (more...)

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