Thursday, August 31, 2006

Kander & Ebb

Interesting bit about one of the major songwriting teams and the New Musical "Curtains" from NYTimes:

"IN a town that loves power couples, it probably made sense to advertise "Curtains" as "the new Kander and Ebb musical." "New" was true enough, though the copyright date on some songs in the show, which had its premiere here earlier this month, reads 1985. "Kander," certainly: John Kander wrote the music. But "Ebb"? Fred Ebb, the lyricist, died after a heart attack in 2004, leaving "Curtains" incomplete. And not just "Curtains"; in a way the death left Mr. Kander widowed. For many fans of musical theater, the dissolution of the team was more than the end of an era. It was the end of a touchstone relationship, far worse than the breakup of the Beatles or Bennifer."

Have you ever had a working relationship that was seamless? I've been lucky and had several people I could work without thinking.

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1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...


I thought the New York Times piece was exceptional. What a testament to one of Broadway's greatest teams ever.

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