Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen
November 11 / 7:30 pm
Legend of Broadway, TV & Film, Don’t Miss Ben Vereen During His ONLY Scheduled Pittsburgh Area Appearance | VIP Meet ‘N Greet with Ben Available! |
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as BEN VEREEN. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. “The theatre was my first training ground. It taught me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work and values that will stay with me a lifetime. The stage sharpens the creative instrument and encourages you to go deeper inside and try new things,” states Ben.
On Broadway, Ben Vereen has starred in Wicked, Fosse, I’m Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Grind, Jelly’s Last Jam and A Christmas Carol. His role in Pippin garnered him both the prestigious Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for “Best Actor in a Musical.” Ben just wrapped the Chuck Lorre series B Positive on CBS, and appeared in multiple episodes of The Good Fight, playing Frederick Douglas, also on CBS. He’s also appeared in Magnum P.I. and Bull for CBS, multiple episodes of Star for Fox, and the BET Series Tales. Ben co-starred with Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind, Chris Rock in Top Five, and was featured as Dr. Scott in the re-imagined The Rocky Horror Picture Show for 20th Century Fox. Bryan Cranston picked Ben to costar in Sneaky Pete for Amazon. Before Broadway reopened, Ben appeared in the national commercial to bring back NYC and Broadway “It’s Showtime in NYC.”
In June, Ben was awarded the inaugural JUNETEENTH LEGACY AWARD from the Broadway League, as well as receiving the HERO’S AWARD from the First Responder’s Children’s Foundation due to his presence at Ground Zero in helping the first responders. He was recently honored with the SIDNEY POITIER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL. Most of all, his deep passion for the Homeless, led him into producing, directing, and starring in a benefit for ‘Care for the Homeless’. His passion of the arts and education is ongoing and each year teaches classes online and in person.
EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT! You won’t find Ben downtown or anywhere else within 90 miles of Zelienople! And you’ll never see him in a more intimate space than The Strand!
VIP PACKAGE AVAILABLE
Enjoy seeing Ben Vereen perform in our intimate space, plus our VIP Package includes early admission to the theater where you can meet Ben in person, say hello, and take a picture. A VERY LIMITED number of VIP passes will be made available!
Use promo code: VIP when ordering.
The staff, board and volunteers of The Strand could not be more thrilled to welcome Ben Vereen to its intimate space, and his ONLY Pittsburgh area appearance! Nowhere else will you be able to experience this powerful, passionate concert where the furthest seat in the house is just 30′ away, and every seat is a ‘Gold Circle’ seat. It may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this amazing Broadway, TV and film legend in such an up-close-and-personal environment!
STEPPIN’ OUT WITH BEN VEREEN
Saturday ONLY, November 11, 7:30 PM