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John Kander &
Fred Ebb

Music & Lyrics

JOHN KANDER & FRED EBB (Music & Lyrics). The Kander & Ebb collaboration of four decades created many Broadway stan­dards and contemporary classics. Their first collaboration, “My Coloring Book,” became a hit song for Barbra Streisand, earning John and Fred a Grammy nomination. Kander & Ebb’s first Broadway show in 1965, Flora the Red Menace, produced by Hal Prince, directed by George Abbott and introducing a rising new star: Liza Minnelli. Followed by Caba­ret (Tony Award music and lyrics), The Happy Time, Zorba, 70, Girls, 70, Chicago, The Act, Woman of the Year (Tony Award music and lyr­ics), The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award music and lyrics) and Steel Pier. Along with movies and television writing original material for the Academy Awards, “Liza With a Z” and HBO’s Liza Minnelli’s “Steppin’ Out” (both Emmy winners), “Baryshnikov on Broadway,” “Goldie and Liza Together,” Funny Lady, Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Steppin’ Out, and Chicago the movie. In 1985 the song “New York, New York” became the official anthem of New York City. At the time of Mr. Ebb’s death in 2004, Kander & Ebb had several projects in different stages of comple­tion including the Tony-nominated Curtains in 2007, 12-time Tony-nominated The Scottsboro Boys in 2010, All About Us (an adaptation of The Skin of our Teeth) and The Visit premiering at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago followed by the Signature Theatre in Fairfax, VA and nominated for 5 Tonys including best score in 2015, all starring Chita Rivera. Mr. Kander is currently collaborating with author/playwright Greg Pierce on The Landing and Kid Victory which debuted at the Signature Theatre and The Vineyard Theatre.