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Ben Vereen Is Steppin’ Out In San Diego

Tony award-winning performer Ben Vereen talks to KPBS about his one-man cabaret show "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen," which will be at the La Jolla Playhouse March 29 to 31.

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Tony award-winning performer, Ben Vereen brings his one-man cabaret show "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen" to the La Jolla Playhouse March 29-31

Transcript

In show business, Broadway performers are known as the crème of the crop. They sing, they dance, they can make you laugh and cry. But it takes a certain special energy, charisma and pizzazz to become a Broadway star.

Ben Vereen started showing that special something more than 40 years ago, in a string of legendary performances including Judas in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar and the lead in Pippin.

Despite a series of devastating personal setbacks, he's returned to the stage in recent years, and he's performing in San Diego this weekend, in his one-man show called "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen."

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