Vereen Will Bring Song and Dance to McCarter Feb. 1

News   Vereen Will Bring Song and Dance to McCarter Feb. 1
 
McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ, presents Tony Award-winning actor, singer and dancer Ben Vereen in his one-man show, An Evening with Ben Vereen, Feb. 1 at 8 PM.
Ben Vereen
Ben Vereen

Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar veteran Vereen, who is currently appearing in McCarter's world-premiere production of Fetch Clay, Make Man, brings his solo show to Princeton after performing it throughout the United States and Europe. The show combines "a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr." The evening includes such popular songs as "Defying Gravity," "Mr. Bojangles," "Something's Coming" and "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries." Check the recent PlayBlog item for more about the evening's songlist.

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Vereen is a Tony Award winner for his performance as the Leading Player in Bob Fosse and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin. His Broadway credits include Wicked, Fosse, Jelly's Last Jam, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and I'm Not Rappaport.

He starred as Chicken George in TV's "Roots." His memorable film credits include "All That Jazz" and "Funny Lady" (Golden Globe nomination).

Tickets at $50 and $65 are available by calling the McCarter Ticket Office at (609) 258-2787; visiting www.mccarter.org; or in person at 91 University Place, Princeton.

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