By James Leve

Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb collaborated for greater than 40 years, longer than such a partnership in Broadway historical past. jointly they wrote over twenty musicals. Their so much profitable works, Cabaret and Chicago, had significantly acclaimed Broadway revivals and have been made into Oscar-winning motion pictures.

 

This booklet, the 1st learn of Kander and Ebb, examines their inventive accomplishments as participants and as a workforce. Drawing on own papers and on a variety of interviews, James Leve analyzes the original nature of this collaboration. Leve discusses their contribution to the concept that musical; he examines a few of their most well liked works together with Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman; and he reassesses their “flops” in addition to their incomplete and deserted projects.  choked with attention-grabbing details, the publication is a source for college students of musical theater and fans of Kander and Ebb’s songs and shows.

Show description

Read Online or Download Kander and Ebb (Yale Broadway Masters Series) PDF

Best Popular books

Working Musicians: Defining Moments from the Road, the Studio, and the Stage

How does it suppose to open for the Rolling Stones, to play Carnegie corridor or to sit down in with Miles Davis? to accomplish solo sooner than an area of screaming, cheering enthusiasts? To trip for weeks on finish with an identical humans, dozing in a unique urban each evening? To craft the right music in a high-tech recording studio?

American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years Volume II: From 1790 to 1909 (American Popular Music & Its Business)

Quantity concentrates completely on tune job within the usa within the 19th century. one of the themes mentioned are how altering know-how affected the printing of tune, the advance of sheet song publishing, the expansion of the yankee musical theater, well known non secular tune, black track (including spirituals and ragtime), tune through the Civil warfare, and eventually "music within the period of monopoly," together with such topics as copyright, altering expertise and distribution, invention of the phonograph, copyright revision, and the institution of Tin Pan Alley.

The Music of James Bond

The tale of the track that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one among superb real-life drama. within the tune of James Bond, writer Jon Burlingame throws open studio and court docket doorways alike to bare the total and striking background of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the tale with a wealth of attention-grabbing and formerly undisclosed stories.

Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals (Oxford Oral History Series)

Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, making a song Out bargains a desirable oral background of the North American folks song revivals and folks song. Culled from greater than one hundred fifty interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this beautiful tale spans seven a long time and cuts throughout a large swath of generations and views, laying off gentle at the musical, political, and social features of this circulate.

Additional resources for Kander and Ebb (Yale Broadway Masters Series)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 38 votes