Vereen will discuss his career and new album with Tom Santopietro at 5 PM. A signing and performance will follow the talk. The Upper East Side Barnes and Noble is located at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.
Bob Freed and Rich Bomberowitch produce the album that highlights Vereen's stage career as well as American standards. The 11-track CD was recorded live during Vereen's concert engagement at Hartford Stage in July 2010.
"Steppin' Out Live" will be released Feb. 15 on the Ghostlight Records label. Vereen is also set to perform his solo evening, Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen, at Town Hall Feb. 18.
The track list for "Steppin' Out Live" follows:
"With a Song In My Heart"
"Getting To Know You"
"Corner Of The Sky"/"Aquarius"/"Hair"/"Jesus Christ Superstar"/"I Don't Know How To Love Him"
"Frank Sinatra Medley" ("It Was A Very Good Year"/"I've Got You Under My Skin"/ "The Lady Is A Tramp"/"Come Fly With Me"/"My Kind Of Town, My Way")
"Once In A Lifetime"
"I Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do"
"That Old Black Magic"
"My Funny Valentine"
"Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered"
"Mr. Bojangles" A Tony Award winner for his role in Pippin, Vereen has also appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Fosse, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and I'm Not Rappaport. He was also featured in the television miniseries "Roots."