THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Music of Tony Winners Kander and Ebb (Video)

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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, looks back at the music of Kander and Ebb.

Kander and Ebb received Tony Awards for the scores of Cabaret, Woman of the Year and Kiss of the Spider Woman and were Tony-nominated for their work on The Happy Time, Chicago, The Act, The Rink, Steel Pier, Curtains and The Scottsboro Boys.

For more on Ebb's theatrical history, visit the Playbill Vault.


Fred Ebb performs "Mr. Cellophane":

Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera perform "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag": 

 Rivera sings "All That Jazz":

 Bebe Neuwirth sings "All That Jazz": 

 Rivera and Verdon - "Nowadays"/"Hot Honey Rag":

 Liza Minnelli - "My Own Best Friend":

 "The Cell Block Tango" from the film "Chicago":

 Chicago revival at the Tony Awards.

 Press footage of Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen in the Las Vegas run of Chicago.

 Ute Lemper and Ruthie Henshall perform "Hot Honey Rag":

 Ruthie Henshall sings "Roxie": 

 Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah perform "Move On."

 Jerry Orbach - "All I Care About":

 Goldie Hawn and Liza Minnelli - "All That Jazz":

 Liza Minnelli at the piano with John Kander for "Nowadays":

Jill Haworth - "Cabaret" at the 1968 Tony Awards:

"Willkommen" from the Bob Fosse 1972 film:

 Judi Dench performs "Don't Tell Mama" in the original London production.

 Cabaret 1998 Tony Awards performance.

 "The Muppet Show": Joel Grey - "Willkommen."

 Ruthie Henshall - "Maybe This Time":

 Jason Tam - "I Don't Care Much."

 Liza Minnelli singing "So What"

 Joel Grey and Alan Cumming duet on "Willkommen":

 "Liza with a Z" - Cabaret Medley.

 Rivera in Kiss of the Spider Woman:

Rivera and the cast of Kiss of the Spider Woman at the Tony Awards:

 Rivera and Liza Minnelli sing "The Apple Doesn't Fall" from The Rink:

Highlights from Steel Pier:

The cast of Steel Pier performs at the Tony Awards:

Debra Monk performs "Everybody's Girl" from Steel Pier:

The Scottsboro Boys in rehearsal:

More rehearsal footage of The Scottsboro Boys:

The cast of The Scottsboro Boys performs at the Tony Awards:

Playbill Video highlights of The Scottsboro Boys:

The cast of Curtains performs at the Tony Awards: