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Encyclopedia > Edward Kleban

Edward Kleban (c.1939-1987) was an American musical theatre composer and lyricist. He is best known for writing the lyrics to A Chorus Line, which featured music by Marvin Hamlisch. Kleban died of cancer of the mouth in 1987. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ... A Chorus Line is a Broadway musical that opened at the Shubert Theatre July 25, 1975 and closed there April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances. ... Marvin Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century. ... When normal cells are damaged or old they undergo apoptosis; cancer cells, however, avoid apoptosis. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He is also the subject of the 2000 musical, A Class Act (book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price), which featured Kleban's own songs. This article is about the year 2000. ... The art of singing and dancing in a prepared fictional play has been a time-honored tradition ranging to the early days of civilization. ...


Work on Broadway

A Chorus Line is a Broadway musical that opened at the Shubert Theatre July 25, 1975 and closed there April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... Posthumous means after death. ...

External links

  • IBDb page for Edward Kleban

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Edward Kleban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (145 words)
He is best known for writing the lyrics to A Chorus Line, which featured music by Marvin Hamlisch.
Kleban died of cancer of the mouth in 1987.
He is also the subject of the 2000 musical, A Class Act (book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price), which featured Kleban's own songs.
Aisle Say (Boston): A CLASS ACT (1053 words)
But Kleban primarily was a songwriter, whose best creations didn't find an outlet until after his death.
Neurotics like Kleban aren't easy people to like, which may account for the mixed critical response to the show.
The men in the show are somewhat in the background, as apparently in Kleban's life.
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