Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb

Librettist, Lyricist


Biography



Shows by Fred Ebb

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The show concerns a group of senior citizens living on New York's Upper West Side who learn that the long-term hotel they live in will be sold off to developers - making the seniors homeless. To save the hotel, the seniors fo... read more

The action takes place at the Hotel Las Vegas at the present time and concerns Michelle Craig's nightclub act and her memories. The Act was written as a vehicle for Liza Minnelli and originally directed by Martin Scorsese. Ho... read more

Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s total... read more

Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wann... read more

Curtains is parody of 1950s "whodunnit" theater mysteries, where a lone detective, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, investigates a series of murders that take place place behind the scenes of a fictional 1950s cowboy musical, Robbin'... read more

Flora the Red Menace is told as though in a presentation by the Federal Theatre Project, part of the WPA established by President Roosevelt. The plot follows headstrong wannabe fashion designer Flora Mezaros, one member of an... read more

"Kiss of the Spider Woman" is set in a miserable South American prison where torture and deprivation are the norm. The show focuses on two cellmates; Valentin and Molina. Valentin is a Marxist revolutionary in prison for alle... read more

In 1931, nine African-American teenagers, between the ages of 13 and 19 years old, were arrested and charged with the rape of two white women, while traveling through Alabama. With no evidence and no proof, these nine young m... read more

Claire Zachanassian, a famously wealthy woman, decides to return to her hometown of Brachen, Switzerland, for the first time since she left it, at 18 years old. The inhabitants of the town, now utterly impoverished after “The... read more

The show focuses on the relationship between busy TV personality, Tess Harding, and her relationship with the handsome cartoonist, Sam Craig. As Tess is about win a ‘Woman of the Year’ award, she realizes that sh... read more

‘The World Goes ‘Round’ is a musical revue using the songs of Kander and Ebb from shows like Cabaret, Funny Lady, Chicago, Zorba and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Life - with its glories, indignities, hopes and quiet dreams - is... read more

The story follows Zorba as he talks his way into traveling with Nikos, a young American who has inherited an abandoned mine on Crete. Eventually, Zorba falls in love with a French woman, Hortense. Meanwhile Nikos falls in l... read more

Overview

Nationality
USA
Born
4/8/1928
Died
9/11/2004
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Dark Comedy, Farce, Romance, Satire, Historical/Biographical

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