John Kander

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John Harold Kander (born March 18, 1927) is an American composer, known largely for his work in the musical theater.wikipedia
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Fred Ebb

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As part of the songwriting team Kander and Ebb (featuring lyricist Fred Ebb), Kander wrote the scores for 15 musicals, including Cabaret (1966) and Chicago (1975), both of which were later adapted into acclaimed films.
Fred Ebb (April 8, 1928 – September 11, 2004) was an American musical theatre lyricist who had many successful collaborations with composer John Kander.

Cabaret (musical)

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As part of the songwriting team Kander and Ebb (featuring lyricist Fred Ebb), Kander wrote the scores for 15 musicals, including Cabaret (1966) and Chicago (1975), both of which were later adapted into acclaimed films.
Cabaret is a 1966 musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood.

Kander and Ebb

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As part of the songwriting team Kander and Ebb (featuring lyricist Fred Ebb), Kander wrote the scores for 15 musicals, including Cabaret (1966) and Chicago (1975), both of which were later adapted into acclaimed films.
Kander and Ebb were a highly successful American songwriting team consisting of composer John Kander (born March 18, 1927) and lyricist Fred Ebb (April 8, 1928 – September 11, 2004).

Chicago (musical)

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As part of the songwriting team Kander and Ebb (featuring lyricist Fred Ebb), Kander wrote the scores for 15 musicals, including Cabaret (1966) and Chicago (1975), both of which were later adapted into acclaimed films.
Chicago is an American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.

Theme from New York, New York

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He and Ebb also wrote the standard "New York, New York" (also known as "Theme from New York, New York").
"Theme from New York, New York" (or "New York, New York") is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977), composed by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb.

William Goldman

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Kander's first produced musical was A Family Affair in 1962, written with James and William Goldman.
His brother James Goldman was a playwright and screenwriter, and they shared an apartment in New York with their friend John Kander.

Flora the Red Menace

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In 1965, Kander and Ebb wrote music for their first show on Broadway, 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 Broadway debut.
Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by George Abbott and Robert Russell, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb.

A Family Affair (musical)

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Kander's first produced musical was A Family Affair in 1962, written with James and William Goldman.
A Family Affair is a musical with a book by James Goldman and William Goldman, lyrics by James Goldman and John Kander, and music by Kander.

Liza Minnelli

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In 1965, Kander and Ebb wrote music for their first show on Broadway, 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 Broadway debut.
She made her professional stage debut in the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward and won a Tony Award for starring in Flora the Red Menace in 1965, which marked the start of her lifelong collaboration with John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Jack Beeson

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Kander studied music at Oberlin College and Columbia University, where he was a protégé of Douglas Moore and studied composition with Jack Beeson and Otto Luening.
His notable students include Charles Wuorinen, John Kander, Phillip Ramey, Alice Shields, Joan Tower, Harvey Sollberger, Michael Rosenzweig, Bright Sheng, Mark Birnbaum, and Richard Einhorn.

Chicago (2002 film)

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The Broadway musicals Cabaret and Chicago have been made into films.
The film marks the theatrical directorial debut of Rob Marshall, who also choreographed the film, and was adapted by screenwriter Bill Condon, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.

George Abbott

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In 1965, Kander and Ebb wrote music for their first show on Broadway, 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 Broadway debut.
Among those who worked with Abbott early in their careers are Desi Arnaz, Gene Tierney, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Elaine Stritch, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Carol Burnett and Liza Minnelli.

The Pembroke Hill School

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Kander was raised in Kansas City, and attended Westport High School, before transferring to the Pembroke Country-Day School.

Kid Victory

Kander's musical Kid Victory, with book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, had its world premiere February 28, 2015 at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.
Kid Victory is a musical with the story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and music by John Kander, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, co-produced by Vineyard Theatre and Signature Theatre.

Signature Theatre (Arlington, Virginia)

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Kander's musical Kid Victory, with book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, had its world premiere February 28, 2015 at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.
Cameron Mackintosh, Terrence McNally, James Lapine, John Kander, and Fred Ebb are among those that have presented works here.

Susan Stroman

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Later that year she was cast in the role of Hunyak in the National Tour of Chicago – which marked her first time working with composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb.

The Happy Time (musical)

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The Happy Time is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by N. Richard Nash loosely based on a 1950 hit Broadway play, The Happy Time by Samuel A. Taylor, which was in turn based on stories by Robert Fontaine.

Zorba (musical)

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Zorba is a musical with a book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander.

Vineyard Theatre

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Kander's first musical without Ebb in many years, The Landing, with book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre on October 23, 2013.
Notable projects developed and premiered by The Vineyard include two Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, Paula Vogel’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE and Edward Albee’s THREE TALL WOMEN and five productions that have transferred to Broadway – John Kander and Fred Ebb’s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen’s [ title of show], Bobby Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty’s AVENUE Q (Tony Award, Best Musical), Nicky Silver’s THE LYONS, and most recently INDECENT by Paula Vogel.

Woman of the Year (musical)

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Woman of the Year is a musical with a book by Peter Stone and score by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

70, Girls, 70

70, Girls, 70 is a musical with a book by Fred Ebb and Norman L. Martin adapted by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Ebb, and music by John Kander.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (musical)

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Kiss of the Spider Woman is a musical with music by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with the book by Terrence McNally.

James Goldman

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Kander's first produced musical was A Family Affair in 1962, written with James and William Goldman.

And the World Goes 'Round

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And the World Goes 'Round is a musical revue showcasing the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb.

The Rink (musical)

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The Rink is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, the tenth Kander and Ebb collaboration.