Ben Vereen has always been an influence on writing the dance numbers in Jitterbug! When The Vereen was doing Pippin on Broadway in the '70's-- where he won the Tony for Best Actor in '73-- he'd follow each show with nightclub performances. Here he is explaining how it all began, when he asked his dad for ballet slippers instead of cowboy boots. Choreography by Tony winner Michael Peters.
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