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  glbtq >> arts >> Kander, John and Fred Ebb
Kander and Ebb's songs make a powerful cumulative statement regarding the importance of alternative values, and are the more remarkable for making that statement in a theatrical form more easily given to escapism than to social comment.
Kander and Ebb write music for characters who, like Flora, have learned, or are in the process of learning, to resist any pressure to conform, particularly when the social system exerting that pressure is itself corrupt ("You Are You").
Kander and Ebb's interest in persons who are barely on the margins of respectability, or who have been left behind entirely by the American Dream, drives them repeatedly to skewer the hypocrisy of social orthodoxy.
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 Fred Ebb Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Fred Ebb (born 1932) is the lyricist half of the award-winning songwriting team of Kander and Ebb.
Kander and Ebb next collaborated with Richard Morris on Golden Gate, a play that did not open in San Francisco as planned but did so impress influential director-producer Harold Prince that he asked the pair to write the songs for the Broadway musical, Flora the Red Menace.
Kander and Ebb's 70 Girls 70 was a 1999 revival at the York.
www.bookrags.com /biography/fred-ebb   (1544 words)

 Kander and Ebb
Kander and Ebb have been one of the greatest songwriting teams on Broadway.
In fact, the team of Kander and Ebb is the longest-running music-and-lyrics partnership in Broadway musical history.
Ebb had been a writer for nightclub material.
www.morrisonfoundation.org /john_kander_and_fred_ebb.htm   (381 words)

 Broadway: The American Musical . Stars Over Broadway . John Kander and Fred Ebb | PBS
Ebb had already dabbled with lyric writing, and had collaborated with Jerry Herman on some songs for the short-lived musical "A to Z" (1960).
Although "Flora" was relatively unsuccessful, Kander and Ebb were invited to write the score for "Cabaret" (1966), which starred Joel Grey and Jill Haworth, and won seven Tony Awards, including best score.
Back on Broadway, Kander and Ebb wrote scores for "The Act" (1977) with Minnelli, "Woman of the Year" (1981), which starred Lauren Bacall, and "The Rink" (1984), yet another Minnelli (and Chita Rivera) vehicle.
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 Press Information | Kander and Ebb
Kander and Ebb were brought together in 1962 by their music publisher, Tommy Valando.
Kander and Ebb followed Cabaret in 1968 with The Happy Time, a gentle tale of a French Canadian photographer who disappoints his young nephew when he reveals that he has misled his family about his achievements.
Kander and Ebb teamed up again with Ellis, Thompson, and Stroman in 1997 for Steel Pier, a fanciful tale about a 1933 dance marathon with a ghost as its romantic lead.
www.nypl.org /press/2001/kanderebb.cfm   (1335 words)

 Songwriters Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
ohn Kander, the composer half of the legendary songwriting team, Kander and Ebb that has produced Cabaret, Woman of the Year, The Act and the incomparable Chicago, was born in Kansas City, Missouri on March 18, 1927.
Kander began studying music as a child and in his early career worked as a conductor and accompanying pianist for many productions.
In 1977, Kander & Ebb collaborated with Martin Scorsese on the movie New York, New York; the title song was introduced by Minnelli, and later recorded by Frank Sinatra, and became the unofficial theme song of New York City.
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 CMT.com : John Kander/Fred Ebb : Biography
Kander was born March 18, 1927, in Kansas City, MO, and began studying music as a child; he started his professional career in 1950 with Second Square, and between 1955 and 1957 served as choral director and conductor for Rhode Island's Warwick Musical Theatre.
After a four-year absence from the stage, Kander and Ebb returned with 1981's Woman of the Year, a vehicle for Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall which earned four Tonys; three years later, the duo debuted The Rink, but were otherwise largely silent for the remainder of the decade.
Steel Pier followed in 1997, and later that same year Kander and Ebb were announced as recipients of the 21st annual Kennedy Center Honors.
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 Kander & Ebb quiz -- free game
Before Kander and Ebb had a show on Broadway, they had a hit popular song.
Kander and Ebb songs are often quite biting and full of double meanings.
Chita was not the original leading lady that Kander and Ebb had in mind, however.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=183753   (443 words)

 Fred Ebb
While Flora was not a hit, it was a praiseworthy inauguration for Kander and Ebb.
In 1977, Kander and Ebb wrote the title song for Martin Scorsese’s film "New York, New York," sung by Liza Minnelli.
It reunited Kander and Ebb with director Harold Prince.
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 WMU Theatre | Kiss of the Spider Woman | Fred Ebb & John Kander
Fred Ebb had been writing material for nightclub acts, revues, and for the satirical television show, "That Was the Week That Was." By the time he met John Kander, Ebb had experienced the agony of a musical flop: Morning Sun, which closed after eight performances.
For the next five decades, Kander and Ebb have been one of Broadway's preeminent songwriting teams by being the longest-running music-and-lyrics partnership in Broadway musical history.
Ebb and Kander have also written for the great musical performers of our day: Lauren Bacall, Joel Grey, Gwen Verdon, Frank Sinatra, Robert Goulet, Chita Rivera, and Barbra Streisand.
www.wmich.edu /~theatre/shows/spiderwoman/about_ebb_kander.html   (275 words)

 Kennedy Center: Biographical information for John Kander
Ebb had been writing material for nightclub acts, revues, and for the satirical television show, "That Was the Week That Was." By the time he met Kander, he too had experienced the agony of a musical flop: Morning Sun, for which he wrote the lyrics, had closed after eight performances.
Kander and Ebb then wrote Golden Gate, which never opened, but that score induced Harold Prince to hire them for Flora, The Red Menace, a satire on 1930s radicals and Greenwich Village bohemianism.
Throughout their long, fruitful careers, Kander and Ebb have never had an argument or a falling out, and their differences seem to complement each other.
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showIndividual&entitY_id=3938&source_type=A   (763 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Chicago' songwriting team took faith and ran with it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kander, 74, and Ebb, 69, who have worked together for more than 40 years, are nominated for a new song featured during the closing credits and on the soundtrack, I Move On.
Kander and Ebb are predictably pleased by this development, but they also are a little wary.
Not that Kander and Ebb are ready to hang up their hats.
www.usatoday.com /life/movies/news/2003-03-04-kander-ebb_x.htm   (801 words)

 Fred Ebb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kander and Ebb persuaded Abbott to cast Minnelli, and the production became her Broadway debut.
In 1966, Kander and Ebb had their first major success.
Kander and Ebb occupy a unique place in the history of musical theater.
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 John Kander - Fred Ebb - Theater - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kander said he wouldn’t recognize a Kander and Ebb tune if it slapped him in the face, many other people would, especially the adamantine anthems that Mr.
Kander’s optimism, his upbringing in a cultured, spectacularly warm middle-class family in Kansas City, Mo. The Kanders were Jewish, yet so assimilated that the first song young John wrote, in second grade, was a Christmas carol.
Ebb spent part of most of their days together in a small room — often around the kitchen table or by the spinet in the study at Mr.
www.nytimes.com /2006/08/27/theater/27gree.html?ex=1314331200&en=44b387ab2ffe94a1&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (1313 words)

 Great Performances . Artists . John Kander | PBS
Kander and Ebb's next two productions were not as critically acclaimed.
In 1998 both Kander and Ebb were Kennedy Center Honorees and in 2000 they were awarded the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in musical theater by the York Theatre Company of New York City.
As Kander stated in a February 1997 article with Marilyn Stasio in AMERICAN THEATRE, "if you're going to write on a canvas of some size, the Broadway theatre is still the only place that offers you that opportunity." They have created a unique style of musical theater that is characterized by youthful joy and romanticism.
www.pbs.org /wnet/gperf/shows/songbook/multimedia/bio_kander3.html   (588 words)

 Kander and Ebb
Kander and Ebb is the songwriting team consisting of John Kander and Fred Ebb.
They first worked together in 1962, on Flora the Red Menace, produced by Hal Prince[?], directed by George Abbott, and with book by George Abbott and Robert Russell[?], in which Liza Minnelli made her initial Broadway appearance.
Kander and Ebb have since been associated with writing material for Minnelli and for Chita Rivera[?], and have produced special material for their appearances live and on television.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ka/Kander_and_Ebb.html   (89 words)

In the television special THE MUSIC OF KANDER and EBB: RAZZLE DAZZLE, that question was put to several people at the door of the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, where the revival of CHICAGO was playing at the time, and no one knew the answer.
Kander and Ebb wrote both, but I didn’t pay any attention to their names on the credits list.
In one of their songs, “Life Is”, Ebb wrote “Life is what you do, while you’re waiting to die” and these guys have been writing musicals, enriching our lives and let’s hope they’ll continue for many years to come.
www.jorgeplace.com /people_KanderEbbBiography.htm   (1434 words)

 Kander and Ebb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Liza Minnelli was probably the most talked about artist with Kander and Ebb.
She had a good sense of how to approach the work and when she was unsuccessful, she would seek guidance from Kander and Ebb.
Kander and Ebb marveled that Cabaret was an amazing experience, since all the collaborators worked together to create this musical.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kander_and_Ebb   (418 words)

 Kander & Ebb News
David Hyde Pierce is having a blast playing a detective in Kander and Ebb's final musical August 10, 2006 It was 1969 when David Hyde Pierce's parents drove him from upstate New York to Manhattan to see his...
John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical Curtains starring David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk with Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Jill Paice and Edward Hibbert, starts its world premiere run in Los Angeles July 25.
The John Kander-Fred Ebb musical Curtains -which begins its world premiere in Los Angeles July 25 with David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba and Edward Hibbert starring-already has its sights on The Great...
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 Kander and Ebb (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
'''Kander and Ebb''' is the songwriting team of composer John Kander, born March 18, 1927 and lyricist Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004).
It was the musical in which Liza Minnelli made her Broadway debut.
Kander and Ebb wrote material for Minnelli and Chita Rivera for their appearances live and on television.
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 Fred Ebb - Biography - AOL Music
Lyricist Fred Ebb teamed with composer John Kander to forge one of the longest-running and most successful, creative partnerships in Broadway history, their bold, brassy style giving rise to a series of enormously popular and provocative musicals, including Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Born April 8, 1928, in New York, NY, Ebb began his career writing for nightclub acts and revues, also earning notoriety for his work on the television satire That Was the Week That Was; his first stage production, 1962's Morning Sun, closed after just eight performances.
After a four-year absence from the stage, Kander and Ebb returned with 1981's Woman of the Year, a vehicle for Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall that earned four Tonys; three years later, the duo debuted The Rink, but were otherwise largely silent for the remainder of the decade.
music.aol.com /artist/fred-ebb/240244/biography   (460 words)

Kander and Ebb sing and play their own songs in front of a live audience.
Kander at the piano and Ebb singing their "I'm Gonna Be an Angel".
As you probably may guess, there are many other recordings with Kander and Ebb songs, plus Cast Recordings of International productions of some of their shows.
www.jorgeplace.com /people_KanderEbbMoreRecordings.htm   (440 words)

 NPR : 'New York, New York', Present at the Creation
As composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb tell NPR's Jeff Lunden, the Broadway song-writing duo were called in by Martin Scorcese to create songs for the director's 1977 film, which shares the song's title.
Among the five songs Kander and Ebb had originally written for the film was the title tune.
Kander picks up the story: "We walked out of there, highly insulted that some actor was going to tell us how to write a song."
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/newyorknewyork/index.html   (435 words)

 Filmtracks: Chicago (Elfman/Kander/Ebb)
The big screen version of John Kander and Fred Ebb's music and lyrics was a long-time in the making, and although the film itself is turned into a more fantasy-based event, the music has stayed largely intact.
To counter the loss of that song, Kander and Ebb have added the song "I'll Move On" as a duet for Velma and Roxie.
The ensemble of performers that assist in the background instrumental accompaniment for the singers is consistent with the size of a group that may have actually been in such a club.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/chicago.html   (912 words)

 Kander & Ebb @ MusicalTheatreAudition.com
And the World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb (1991 Broadway Cast)
Broadway and Hollywood Legends- The Songwriters- Kander and Ebb
Ebb was born April 8, 1935 in NY, NY.
www.musicaltheatreaudition.com /shows/1composers/kanderebb.html   (70 words)

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