Exclusive: Hear Preview of Ben Vereen’s New Single ’What a Wonderful World’

Cast Recordings & Albums   Exclusive: Hear Preview of Ben Vereen’s New Single ’What a Wonderful World’
Vereen’s new recording of the Louis Armstrong classic is due November 14.
Ben Vereen Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning actor Ben Vereen is set to release a new recording of the 1967 Louis Armstrong classic “What a Wonderful World,” which will drop on iTunes and Amazon November 14. Dan Watt and Michael Croiter produce for DancinDan Productions LLC and Yellow Sound Label.

Listen to a sample of the single:

“As I contemplated the powerfully relevant lyrics of this classic song ‘What a Wonderful World,’ I ask audiences to really listen to the words and think about their meaning today,” Vereen said in a statement.

“This song shows the incredible depth and artistic storytelling that makes Ben the consummate performer,” Watt said. “Ben is truly one of a kind and I am honored to be on this journey with him.”


Vereen will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for a five-performance engagement, running November 21–25, which will include a special Thanksgiving Day show. Billed as Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen, the evening promises personal stories and songs from throughout his nearly half-century career.

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