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Fred Ebb

FRED EBB

  (1932 - 2004)

Nationality:    USA
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Fred Ebb's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        70, Girls, 70         Act, The         And The World Goes Round         Cabaret         Chicago         Curtains         Flora, The Red Menace         From A To Z         Happy Time, The         Kiss Of the Spider Woman         Liza         Madwoman Of Central Park West, The         Minnelli On Minnelli         Morning Sun         Rink, The         Scottsboro Boys, The         Shirley Maclaine         Steel Pier         Visit, The         Woman Of the Year         World Goes 'round, The         Zorba



70, Girls, 70

70, Girls, 70
In this rare and rich celebration of age, a group of 70-year-olds decide to liven things up in their retirement hotel by becoming a shoplifting gang. they discover that heisting mink returns the juices of youth and converts their drab hotel into a palace. Songs include 'Coffee in a Cardboard Cup', 'Go Visit Your Grandmother' and 'yes'.

Notes:
Book by Fred ebb And Norman L. Martin; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Book Adapted by Joe Masteroff; Based on the play "Breath of Spring" by Peter Coke

1st Produced:
Broadhurst Theater, New York     15 Apr 1971

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Sony (30589) 1971

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  7            Other:  ensemble

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Act, The

Act, The
Setting: Michelle Craig at the Hotel Las Vegas; her nightclub act and her memories

Notes:
Book by George Furth; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb

1st Produced:
Majestic Theater, New York     1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York   -

Music:
Original cast recording: DRG (CDRG-6101) 1977

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And The World Goes Round

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb

1st Produced:
Westside Theatre, New York     18 Mar 1991

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: RCA (09026-60904-2) 1991

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Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cabaret

Cabaret
Cliff Bradshaw a young American writer has gone to Berlin to get inspiration. He gets lodgings at Fraulein Schneider's. Cliff goes to the Kit Kat Club and is entranced by the english singer - Sally Bowles

Notes:
Book by Joe Masteroff; Based on the play "I Am A Camera" by John Van Druten; Based on stories by Christopher Isherwood; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb

1st Produced:
Broadhurst Theater, New York     20 Nov 1966

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Newmarket Press, 1999   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Columbia (SK 60533) 1966

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Chicago

Chicago
Set in the Windy City in 1927, the show chronicles the exploits of a down-on-her-luck chorus girl as she goes on trial for murder, attracts a media circus, and parlays her dubious notoriety into fame and fortune. If all this sounds a bit like anything that could be found on Court TV today, chalk it up to creators Kander & ebb and Bob Fosse for being way ahead of their time.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
Book by Fred ebb And Bob Fosse; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Based on the play "Chicago" by Maurine Dallas Watkins

1st Produced:
46th Street Theater, New York, NY     03 Jun 1975

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: Bay Cities (3003) 1975

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Genre:
135 min Musical

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  10            Other:  -

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Curtains

Curtains
Curtains unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit as he is in solving the murder.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
Book by Rupert Holmes; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Original Book And Concept by Peter Stone; Additional lyrics by John Kander And Rupert Holmes

1st Produced:
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, NY     27 Feb 2007

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Manhattan Records 2007

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  12 actors

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Flora, The Red Menace

Flora, The Red Menace
Is Flora a "Red menace" or just a girl in love?

Notes:
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Book by George Abbott And Robert Russell; Based on the novel "Love Is Just Around the Corner" by Lester Atwell

1st Produced:
Alvin Theater, New York     1965

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: RCa (60821)

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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From A To Z

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Book by Woody Allen, Herbert Farjeon And Nina Warner Hook; Featuring songs by Jerry Herman, Jay Thompson, Dickson Hughes, everett Sloane, Jack Holmes, Mary Rodgers, Paul Klein, Fred ebb, Norman Martin, William Dyer And Charles Zwar; Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Herman, Jay Thompson, Dickson Hughes, everett Sloane, Jack Holmes, Marshall Barer, Fred ebb, Norman Martin, Don Parks, Lee Goldsmith And Alan Melville

1st Produced:
Plymouth Theatre, NY     1960

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Happy Time, The

Happy Time, The
Based on a play by Samuel Taylor, the musical tells the story of a French-Canadian family. the son, Bibi, a teenager, is having troubles at school; while the uncle that Bibi idolizes, Jacques, a photographer, has returned home after a long time away. Songs include "a Certain Girl" and "the Happy Time."
nytheatre.com

Notes:
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Book by N. Richard Nash; Based on the play by Samuel Taylor; Based on the book by Robert Fontaine

1st Produced:
Broadway Theatre, NY     1968

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: RCa (61016) 1968

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  13 performers

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Kiss Of the Spider Woman

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Book by Terrence McNally; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Based on the novel by Manuel Puig

1st Produced:
Purchase, New York     1990

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1993   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Liza

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Book by Fred ebb

1st Produced:
Winter Garden Theatre, NY     1974

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
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Madwoman Of Central Park West, The

Madwoman Of Central Park West, The
a woman tries to tidy up her bedroom whilst writing lists of things to do, having fights with her teenage daughter and reminiscing

Notes:
written with Phyllis Newman, music by Peter Allen, Leonard Bernstein And others, from play My Mother Was A Fortune Teller by Newman

1st Produced:
Buffalo     1979

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: DRG (5212) 1979

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Genre:
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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Minnelli On Minnelli

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Book by Fred ebb; Songs from the movies of Vincente Minnelli; Music Arranged by Billy Stritch And Marvin Hamlisch

1st Produced:
Palace Theatre, NY     1999

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Morning Sun

Synopsis:
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Notes:
with Klein

1st Produced:
-     1963

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Rink, The

Synopsis:
Setting: a roller rink somewhere on the eastern seaboard. the 1970s

Notes:
Book by Terrence McNally; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb

1st Produced:
Martin Beck Theatre, NY     1984

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1985   -

Music:
-

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Scottsboro Boys, The

Scottsboro Boys, The
the Scottsboro Boys explores the infamous "Scottsboro" case of the 1930s when a group of African American teenagers were unjustly accused of attacking two white women-and the boys' attempts to prove their innocence.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
book by David Thompson; music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred ebb

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording Jay Records (1421)

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Shirley Maclaine

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Written by Fred ebb; Additional material by Bob Wells

1st Produced:
Palace Theatre, NY     1976

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
special Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Steel Pier

Steel Pier
Stunt pilot Bill Kelly crashes but seemingly survives - he realises that he has been given a temporary reprieve of three weeks. He goes to a dance marathon where star turn Rita Racine will be one of the dancers. Rita is known as the Lindberg Lovebird as she kissed Lindbergh after he arrived back from his epic flight. Rita is secretly married to the marathon promoter - Mick - and he plans to have her win. Bill dances with Rita and they fall in love. One of the other dancers tells Rita that she has been having an affair with Mick. Mick has seen how Bill and Rita are around each other and hits on a publicity stunt - that Bill and Rita will get married whilst dancing in the marathon. But time has passed and Bill's three weeks are up. alone Rita starts packing

Notes:
Book by David Thompson; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Conceived by Scott ellis, Susan Stroman And David Thompson

1st Produced:
Richard Rodgers Theatre, NY     24 Apr 1997

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: RCa (68878) 1997

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Visit, The

Synopsis:
Though written in 1956, Durrenmatt's the Visit, heralded as a masterpiece of 20th century German-language literature, seems a cross between a 19th Century meloDrama and a contemporary satire. Claire Zachanassian fled a mythical central-european town (in the original play, the town name translates as Manure). as a pregnant teen not only rejected by her lover but betrayed by the legal system from which she sought redress, Claire survived in spades, careening from prostitution through a succession of wealthy husbands to become the richest widow in the world. Her ex-lover/nemesis, anton, abandoned her to marry the town shopkeeper's daughter and thereby secure his fortune. Flash forward roughly 40 years and Claire's agents have purchased virtually all property and economic enterprise in and surrounding her hometown. Claire secretly has pulled the financial carpet out from under such that all of her former townsfolk are now impoverished, and despondently so. Thus Claire's devil's bargain: kill anton and she will endow the town collectively as well as each resident individually with wealth beyond their wildest dreams. Playwright Durrenmatt was known to represent the play as a comedy. Well, in a culture which invented the word 'schadenfreude,' this story is no doubt a barrel of laughs. Terrence McNally's adaptation is very faithful to the original, deliciously spiced with some delightful Bette Davis-like barbs for Claire to toss off.
Gary McMillan, DC theatre Scene

Notes:
Book by Terrence McNally, based on the play by Friedrich Durrenmatt (adapted by Maurice Valency); Music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred ebb

1st Produced:
-     2001

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Musical

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Woman Of the Year

Woman Of the Year
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Notes:
Book by Peter Stone; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Based on the MGM film by Ring Lardner, Jr. And Michael Kanin

1st Produced:
Boston     1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Bay Cities ( 3008) 1981

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World Goes 'round, The

Synopsis:
This revue of material by the composer John Kander and lyricist Fred ebb began life in 1989, when it was first conceived by Scott ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson. tion brims over with this cokound Three years later, after signi'ficant redevelopment, it reached its finished form

Notes:
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred ebb; conceived by Susan Stroman, Scott ellis And David Thompson

1st Produced:
Pheasantry in Chelsea, London     07 Jul 1905

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
compilation musical Musical

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Zorba

Zorba
a murder, a mine disaster and suicide. the carefree Zorba woos the courtesan Madame Hortense. His master and friend - the uptight Nikos woos a beautiful widow. and they dance

Notes:
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred ebb; Book by Joseph Stein; Adapated from "Zorba the Greek" by Nikos Kazantzakis

1st Produced:
Imperial Theater, New York     17 Nov 1968

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Hire only: musicals@samuelfrench.com,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: Capitol (92053) 1968

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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