PHOTO CALL: Gibson Brings Vereen Best Wishes

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Musical theatre performers Ben Vereen and Deborah Gibson share a congratulatory embrace at the July 26 opening of I'm Not Rappaport. Vereen, taking a break from his musical turns in Fosse and Pippin, stars as Midge in Rappaport.

Director Daniel Sullivan and Judd Hirsch reunite as collaborators on the seriocomic play (originally seen on Broadway in 1985) about two seniors who meet in Central Park and confront a changing world — embodied by drug dealers, punks, an angry daughter and an ex-boss. Hirsch won the 1986 Tony Award for playing crusty socialist Nat.

— By Christine Ehren

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