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John Harold Kander (born March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri) is the American composer of a series of musical theatre successes as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history. ... Kander and Ebb is the songwriting team of composer John Kander, born March 18, 1927 and lyricist Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004). ...


Kander attended The Pembroke Hill School and Oberlin College before earning a master's degree at Columbia University. He began his Broadway career as substitute rehearsal pianist for West Side Story. The stage manager for West Side Story then asked Kander to play the auditions for her next show Gypsy. During the auditions Kander met the choreographer, Jerome Robbins, who then suggested that Kander actually write the dance music for the show in 1959. After that experience, he wrote dance arrangements for Irma la Douce in 1960. His first produced musical was A Family Affair, written with James and William Goldman. In 1962 he teamed up with Fred Ebb to write 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 initial Broadway appearance. In the same year rising star Barbra Streisand recorded two of the duo's songs, "My Coloring Book" and "I Don't Care Much.". It proved to be a success and launched the pair on their career. Kander and Ebb have since been associated with writing material for Liza Minnelli and for Chita Rivera, and have produced special material for their appearances live and on television. The Pembroke Hill School (commonly known simply as Pembroke Hill) is a nonsectarian, coeducational, private preparatory school in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The school is located on two campuses, the Ward Parkway Campus and the Wornall Campus, both in Kansas Citys Sunset Hill neighborhood near the Country Club Plaza. ... Oberlin College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... For The Games song, see Westside Story (song). ... For The Games song, see Westside Story (song). ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Jerome Robbins in Three virgins and a devil. ... Irma la Douce is a 1956 French stage musical whose book and lyrics were written by Alexandre Breffort with music by Marguerite Monnot. ... Original cast recording A Family Affair is a musical with a book by James and William Goldman, lyrics by James Goldman, and music by John Kander. ... James Goldman (June 30, 1929 - October 28, 1998) was an American playwright, and screenwriter, and brother of William Goldman. ... William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004) was a musical theatre lyricist. ... Hal Prince (born January 30, 1928), full name Harold Smith Prince, is a American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the past half-century. ... George Abbott (June 25, 1887 - January 31, 1995) was a theatre producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned more than seven decades. ... Bob Russell may refer to: Bob Russell (politician), the British Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester. ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn) is an Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American actress and singer. ... A Dancers Life poster Chita Rivera (born January 23, 1933) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, dancer, and singer known for her musical theater roles. ...


Their musicals Cabaret and Chicago have been made into films.

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Kander and Ebb musicals

The duo also contributed songs for the following movies: Flora the Red Menace is a 1965 musical by Kander and Ebb starring Liza Minnelli in the title role. ... Cabaret is a 1966 Broadway musical, based on John Van Drutens play I Am a Camera, based in its turn on stories by Christopher Isherwood, with book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, produced and directed by Hal Prince and starring Bert Convy... General Electric presents Go Fly a Kite is an industrial musical by John Kander and Walter Marks written for General Electrics 5th Electric Executives Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia September 19-21, 1966. ... The Happy Time is a 1952 movie directed by the award-winning director Richard Fleischer. ... Original cast recording Revival cast recording Zorba is a musical with a book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. ... 70, Girls, 70 is a musical with a book by Fred Ebb and Norman L. Martin, lyrics by Ebb, and music by John Kander. ... Chicago is a musical, based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins. ... The Act is a Broadway musical by the writing team of Kander and Ebb with a book by George Furth. ... Original cast recording Woman of the Year is a musical with a book by Peter Stone and score by John Kander and Fred Ebb. ... The Rink is the tenth musical written by the composer/lyricist team John Kander and Fred Ebb, the creators of both Cabaret and Chicago. ... This article is about the gemstone. ... And the World Goes Round is a musical revue showcasing the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb. ... Kiss of the Spider Woman is a 1993 Broadway musical written by John Kander and Fred Ebb with book by Terrence McNally. ... Steel Pier is a musical written by the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb. ... Fosse A Broadway musical based on the music & choreography of Bob Fosse (1927-1987) in the form of a review. ... The Visit is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. ... Curtains is a musical with a book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone. ... All About Us is a musical with a book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. ...

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John Kander film scores

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Television projects

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Awards

They also received numerous nominations, which include five more Tony Awards, two Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... An Emmy Award. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


In 1998, The Kennedy Center honored them with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ...


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Great Performances . Artists . John Kander | PBS (542 words)
John Kander (born 1927) is a composer who has produced award-winning work for theater, film, and television.
John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander.
Kander made his Broadway debut in 1962 with a score for the musical "A Family Affair," which was produced at the Billy Rose Theatre.
Broadway: The American Musical . Stars Over Broadway . John Kander and Fred Ebb | PBS (653 words)
An important composer for the American musical theater from the early '60s, Kander studied music as a child, continued at college, and was determined to make his way in the musical theater.
Although "Flora" was relatively unsuccessful, Kander and Ebb were invited to write the score for "Cabaret" (1966), which starred Joel Grey and Jill Haworth, and won seven Tony Awards, including best score.
Back on Broadway, Kander and Ebb wrote scores for "The Act" (1977) with Minnelli, "Woman of the Year" (1981), which starred Lauren Bacall, and "The Rink" (1984), yet another Minnelli (and Chita Rivera) vehicle.
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