Most widely held works about Ben Vereen
Most widely held works by Ben Vereen
Roots ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,104 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
All that jazz ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
The story of an obsessed, pill-popping, chain-smoking choreographer/director dancing simultaneously with love and death. But even while dying, he creates some great dancing. Based on the life of Bob Fosse.
Pippin original cast recording by Stephen Schwartz ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 727 libraries worldwide
Fosse ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 706 libraries worldwide
A tribute to the man behind such favorites as "Cabaret," "Chicago," "Sweet Charity," and "Pippin." A mixture of physically aggressive dance moves and dazzling visual style, Bob Fosse's approach to theater revolutionized how we experience music and dance, while his mixture of cynicism and sentiment remains timely decades after his death. Join one of Fosse's most gifted collaborators, Ann Reinking, as she and a wild, gyrating cast take you through such memorable standards as "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "Steam Heat," "Mein Herr," and the unforgettable "Big Spender."
Puss in boots ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
A talking cat wins fame and fortune for his poor young master, but must conquer an ogre before everything can have a happy ending.
Pippin, his life and times ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, this musical pageant is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth.
Vaudeville ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Explores the history of vaudeville and its impact on contemporary media. Includes footage of vaudeville performances.
Funny lady ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
A musical film that follows the career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice with songwriter Billy Rose.
Faerie tale theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Jesus Christ superstar original cast recording by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The Feast of all saints ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
"Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression."--Internet Movie Database.
Hair let the sun shine in ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
A documentary film celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Broadway debut of 'Hair'. Interviews of the original cast, crew, and creators discussing the cultural influences and impact of the play are accompanied by archival footage of the early stage performances. The camera also captures casting and rehearsals of the 40th anniversary stage production.
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre. Magical tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
"Evil magicians, cursed princes, fierce ogres, wicked queens and more fill this 4-episode collection from the award-winning series. Some of the most treasured tales of magic and enchantment are brought to life with glorious productions and magnificent costumes that will leave you spellbound ... happily ever after."--Container.
Once upon a forest ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Abigail the wood mouse, Edgar the mole, and Russell the hedgehog take off on an exciting, but dangerous journey to find help for their friend, Michelle, when she is injured by toxic fumes.
Preaching to the choir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Set in Harlem, Preaching to the Choir follows two estranged brothers - one a hip-hop star, the other a preacher - as they make their way in life. They are forced into reconciliation and attempt to work out their differences.
Why do fools fall in love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"Based on a true story of love, music, and money. ... Three beautiful women visit record executive Morris Levy with one thing in mind: to claim the music royalties earned by their husband, the late, great '50s rock icon Frankie Lymon. They say good things and bad news always travel in threes: looks like the talented, troubled Frankie left more than his music behind."--Container.
Ty's one man band ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Ty's one-man band, by Mildred Pitts Walter. Host LeVar Burton discovers several different kinds of music and sees Ben Vereen dancing.
Roots the complete collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Roots, adapted from the Alex Haley novel that traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction in Africa to America and continued throughout the generations that followed.
Broadway's best at Pops ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Some of Broadway's most beloved stars join the Boston Pops for show-stopping performances from the world's best-loved musicals. Featuring many legendary performers and conductors.
And then came love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Julie is a successful magazine columnist who has it all. The last thing this single mom needs is a husband. But when she tracks down her son Jake's anonymous sperm donor father, she begins to wonder if the boy's real dad might somehow be her own real romance.
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