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The Ridgefield Playhouse: 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

Ben Vereen: Steppin’ Out for the Holidays

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4pm

La Quinta Inns & Suites Presents
Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series
Partially underwritten by The Ridgefield Press
Transportation provided by Nutmeg Livery Service

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Join us in the lobby at 3:15pm for a complimentary wine tasting and try some great vintages offered by Treasury Wine Estates, a Global Wine Company.  All ticketholders of this show will be entered in a raffle to win the opportunity to drive a BMW for a weekend. Be sure to check out the 2019 BMW X5 on display, courtesy of BMW of Ridgefield. 

Legendary Tony Award-winning actor BEN VEREEN performs a showstopping evening of song and dance mixed with holiday songs to celebrate something for everyone!  Mixed in with stories of his life, seasoned with insight and humor, Ben performs signature numbers such as: ‘Magic To Do’ from Pippin (TONY Award), ‘Wait For It’ from Hamilton, ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked, ‘Mr. Bojangles,’ and ‘Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries,’ including a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. In addition, ‘Tis the Season’ for some holiday favorites from both Hanukkah and Christmas as we join Ben in lighting the first candle to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah right on stage!

In addition to his award-winning turn in Pippin, Vereen’s Broadway career is studded with starring roles in Chicago, Fosse, Jesus Christ Superstar, Wicked, Hair, I’m Not Rappaport, Jelly’s Last Jam, Sweet Charity, Chicago, A Christmas Carol to name a few. He has appeared in many feature films, co-starring with Chris Rock in Top Five, Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind, and Laverne Cox inThe Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Vereen also appeared in Funny Lady, All That Jazz, Idlewild, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, and others. His memorable television roles include Chicken George in “ROOTS” and Louis Armstrong in “Louis Armstrong – Chicago Style.” He has also made guest appearances on “Hot In Cleveland,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “NCIS,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”

Ben can currently be seen in season 1 and 2 of Amazon’s hit TV series SNEAKY PETE.  He recently acted on both the new MAGNUM P.I. series on CBS, and STAR on FOX.

Tickets: $75

DINNER AND A SHOW! Visit Bernard’s (20 West Lane ~ Ridgefield) on the day of the show for a great Prix Fixe Menu when you present your tickets to this performance – Reservations suggested.