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Turn Back Time: Ben & Dee Rock the 70s, 80s and Beyond

Goodspeed by the River

June 10 - 20

Singer-songwriter Ben Clark and Wicked’s Dee Roscioli are back together at Goodspeed and ready to rock the tent with an acoustic set full of hits. Classic rock takes center stage with songs from the Eagles, Beatles, Bonnie Raitt and Elton John. Throw in a few mashups like "You’re No Good"/"Heard it Through the Grapevine" along with songs from Ben’s latest musicals and you’ll get an eclectic jam to celebrate the first live event of the summer!


Ben ClarkBEN CLARK is a singer, songwriter, composer and an Indiana native. Ben has been writing music since age 14, and has composed three musicals including The Circus in Winter, which was produced at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in 2014. For the piece he received praise including the Kennedy Center Award for Outstanding Musical Composition, and an entrance into the NAMT Festival in New York City, which featured Sutton Foster in a leading role. Ben has a band called Ben Clark and the Long Shadows, which had 2 songs featured in the motion picture A Score to Settle starring Nicolas Cage, as well as two other musicals in development: Skin And Bones, a collaboration with University of Nebraska playwright Andrew Kramer, and  Bruno and the Gospel of Infinity. Since lockdown he has enjoyed collaborating intimately with his partner Dee, and is happy and honored to share the stage with her here at Goodspeed once again. 
Dee RoscioliDEE ROSCIOLI’s home base is NYC but she has travelled the world singing and acting.  Dee is best known for her 7 year record-breaking run as Elphaba in the smash Broadway hit Wicked, where she led the Broadway, Chicago, San Francisco and 1st National Touring Companies. Most recently, Dee was seen on Broadway in The Cher Show portraying the pop icon herself as both Star and Lady Cher. Dee was profoundly honored to perform with her “Cher Show” cast members on the 2019 Tony Awards. In 2015 she was invited into the closing company of the Broadway revival of Fiddler On The Roof playing the mischievous Fruma Sarah, which was was filmed and archived for Lincoln Center’s performance library. Dee has also had the privilege of creating the role of Emily in John Kander’s newest musical Kid Victory, where she was directed by the incomparable Liesl Tommy. This production went on to have a critically acclaimed run at the prestigious Vineyard Theatre in NYC and she can also be heard on the Original Cast Recording.
In addition to her theatre credits, she has performed twice as a headlining artist with the prestigious Philly Pops and has also been invited as a headlining artist with Boulder Philharmonic, Brazos Valley Symphony, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Desert Symphony, as well as the International Music Festival in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic and return concert engagements in Taipei, Taiwan. She has also created her solo show for the legendary Birdland Jazz, 54 Below and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival cabaret series. For updates on Dee follow her on Instagram and Facebook! @deeroscioli

In appreciation of all you've done to get us through the pandemic, we're offering a $5 discount to healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and frontline workers for any Wednesday Goodspeed by the River performance. (Cannot be combined with any other offer. Two discounted tickets per party per event. Subject to availability.)

Includes dinner at the Gelston House (right next to Goodspeed) and a ticket to a Wednesday or Thursday evening show. Please arrive at the Gelston House at 5:15pm.
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