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Vereen, Ben

Works: 236 works in 444 publications in 2 languages and 15,413 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Musical films  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Biographical films  Animated films  Children's films  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee, Dancer, Singer, Narrator, Author, Recipient, Host, Speaker, Composer
Classifications: PN1995.9.M86, 791.4372
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Publications about Ben Vereen
Publications by Ben Vereen
Most widely held works by Ben Vereen
Roots by Alex Haley( visu )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,245 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 by Bob Fosse( visu )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,904 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( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 925 libraries worldwide
From Broadway Fosse ( visu )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 773 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 Brian. K Barber( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 619 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
Pippin, his life and times by Stephen Schwartz( visu )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
The Leading Player tells the tongue-in-cheek story of Pippin, son of the 8th-Century King Charlemagne, who strives to find his true calling in life. He goes through war, love, politics and other pursuits before settling down in ordinary life
Funny lady ( visu )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
A musical film that follows the career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice with songwriter Billy Rose
Puss in boots ( visu )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 549 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
Faerie tale theatre ( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 495 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( visu )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
More than eighty vaudeville acts are presented, including rare performances by George Burns, Gracie Allen, and others
Hair let the sun shine in by Pola Rapaport( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 347 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( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 335 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
The Feast of all saints ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 315 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 a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
"Recorded live on Saturday 10 March 2007"--Sleeve
Shelley Duvall's Faerie tale theatre ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 248 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 223 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
Preaching to the choir ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 223 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
Roots the complete collection ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 215 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
Pippin, his life and times by Ben Vereen( visu )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 162 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
Broadway's best at Pops ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 161 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
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Alternative Names
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-....
English (172)
Spanish (1)
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