THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Music of Tony Winners Kander and Ebb (Video)
08 Apr 2013
Lyricist Fred Ebb, whose collaboration with composer John Kander earned the duo three Tony Awards for their iconic musical theatre scores, would have celebrated his 85th birthday April 8, 2013. In honor of the theatrical legend, Playbill.com looks back at the music of Kander and Ebb.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.