WorldCat Identities

Vereen, Ben

Works: 293 works in 532 publications in 3 languages and 17,952 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television mini-series  Musical films  Biographical television programs  Juvenile works  Historical television programs  Children's films  Television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee, Dancer, Narrator, Singer, Author, Host, Recipient, Speaker, Composer
Classifications: PN1995.9.M86, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Vereen
Roots by John Erman( Visual )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors, that followed several generations in the lives of a slave family
All That Jazz by Bob Fosse( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member 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
The sweet and sour animal book by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six short poems introduce animals for each letter of the alphabet, from Ape to Zebra
Pippin : original cast album by Stephen Schwartz( Recording )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Broadway : Fosse( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a theatrical and cinematic legacy that includes "Damn Yankees," "The Pajama Game," "Sweet Charity," "Pippin," "Chicago," and "Dancin'," the genius of Bob Fosse will always cast a long shadow over Broadway and Hollywood. The all-dancing, all-singing "Fosse" was created by those who worked most closely with him, including co-director and co-choreographer Ann Reinking and Fosse's wife, the late Gwen Verdon. This video presents the award-winning musical, recorded live in performance from Broadway. Celebrating Fosse's brilliance with the most important dance numbers from his greatest shows, movies, and early television work, From Broadway: "Fosse" is a showstopping tribute to one of the past century's most influential forces on Broadway
Time out of mind( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George is a man whose struggle to find food and a place to sleep in New York City is beautifully captured with remarkable realism and heartrending compassion. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men's shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system, until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter
Pippin, his life and times by Stephen Schwartz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, the musical is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth
Idlewild by Brian. K Barber( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Prohibition-era American South, speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend not only with gangsters who have their eyes on the club, but also his piano player and partner Percival. Percival, meanwhile, must choose between his love for Angel and his obligations to his father
Funny lady( Visual )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical film that follows the career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice with songwriter Billy Rose
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Vaudeville by Greg Palmer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than eighty vaudeville acts are presented, including rare performances by George Burns and Gracie Allen and others
Hair : let the sun shine in by Pola Rapaport( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member 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
Once upon a forest by Charles Grosvenor( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young animal friends try to save their forest from toxic chemicals
Puss in boots( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puss dresses up from head to boots and cons fame and fortune to help his master at the court of the king. His master becomes the hit of the court and the heartthrob of the lovely princess until an Ogre threatens to run Puss up a tree
Jesus Christ superstar : a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Lloyd-Webber's sensational musical makes its debut on CD. Featuring the original 1971 Broadway cast, this production successfully brought contemporary rock and pop music to the Broadway stage
The Feast of all saints( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member 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
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member 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
Why do fools fall in love( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member 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
Roots : the complete collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
Preaching to the choir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
Ben Vereen acteur américain

Ben Vereen American actor, dancer, and singe

Ben Vereen Amerikaans acteur

Ben Vereen amerikansk skådespelare

Ben Vereen amerikansk skodespelar

Ben Vereen amerikansk skuespiller

Ben Vereen amerykański aktor filmowy i telewizyjny

Ben Vereen attore statunitense

Ben Vereen US-amerikanischer Film- und Theaterschauspieler sowie Prediger

Middleton Benjamin Augustus 1946-....

Бен Верин

بن ورین بازیگر آمریکایی




English (196)

Spanish (3)

Swedish (1)

The sweet and sour animal bookPippin, his life and timesFunny ladyFaerie tale theatre