Ben Vereen: Up Close and Musical - An Evening with the Showbiz Legend
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. 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.”