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.

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