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Vereen, Ben

Overview
Works: 242 works in 421 publications in 2 languages and 14,786 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Rock music  Fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee, Dancer, Vocalist, Narrator, Host, Speaker, Recipient, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ben Vereen
Roots by Alex Haley ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he 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 to America and continues throughout the generations that follow
All that jazz by Bob Fosse ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on director Bob Fosse's own extravagant life, this vibrant and spectacular film follows Fosse's alter ego. Joe Gideon in his relentless pursuit of sex, drugs and self-destruction. His womanizing both supports and debilitates him as he juggles his mistress, ex-wife and beloved daughter. Hovering over all of his excess is an angel. The proceedings are set amid rapturous dream sequences, lavish production numbers and fabulous sets"--Container
Pippin original cast album by Stephen Schwartz ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Broadway Fosse ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 785 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
Idlewild by Bryan Barber ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 609 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
Puss in boots ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member 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
Vaudeville ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the history of vaudeville and its impact on contemporary media. Includes footage of vaudeville performances
Funny lady ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical film that follows the career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice with songwriter Billy Rose
Faerie tale theatre ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 459 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
Pippin his life and times by Ben Vereen ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, the musical pageant called "Pippin" is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth
Pippin, his life and times ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 341 WorldCat member 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
The Feast of all saints ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 304 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
Jesus Christ superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rock opera
Once upon a forest by Charles Grosvenor ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three young animals, Abigail, a wood mouse, Edgar, a mole, and Russell, a hedgehog, set off on an exciting, but dangerous journey to find medicines for their sick friend, Michelle, a badger
Hair let the sun shine in ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 296 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
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 255 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
Preaching to the choir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 229 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
Why do fools fall in love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 210 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
Broadway's best at Pops ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member 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
Ty's one man band by Mildred Pitts Walter ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Middleton Benjamin Augustus 1946-....
Languages
English (162)
Spanish (2)
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