By Professor James Leve
Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb collaborated for greater than 40 years, longer than this type of partnership in Broadway heritage. jointly they wrote over twenty musicals. Their such a lot winning works, Cabaret and Chicago, had seriously acclaimed Broadway revivals and have been made into Oscar-winning movies.
This publication, the 1st learn of Kander and Ebb, examines their inventive accomplishments as participants and as a staff. Drawing on own papers and on various interviews, James Leve analyzes the original nature of this collaboration. Leve discusses their contribution to the idea that musical; he examines a few of their preferred works together with Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman; and he reassesses their flops” in addition to their incomplete and deserted projects. full of attention-grabbing info, the ebook is a source for college kids of musical theater and fanatics of Kander and Ebb’s songs and shows.
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