Ben Vereen: Up Close and Musical - An Evening with the Showbiz Legend
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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I can't even BEGIN to describe how extraordinary this event was! I left completely inspired and awestruck by Mr. Vereen and the phenominally talented young performers who graced the stage last night! Ben Vereen is so full of life and energy, and...continued
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The evening also includes a special appearance by Levar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation).
For one night only, Reprise Theatre Company presents Ben Vereen on stage in a rare evening of conversation and music. From his Tony Award-winning performance in Pippin to I’m Not Rappaport, Fosse and Wicked, Vereen’s Broadway performances are renowned. His versatility extends to television, with his Emmy Award-winning network specials and many guest appearances, and to film where his amazing performances range from “All That Jazz” to “Funny Lady” to “Idlewild” (with Outkast) and the upcoming “Mama, I Want to Sing.”