[Headache update: A little better. Dinner is helping.]
CNN is reporting that Fred Ebb, half of the team Kander and Ebb, has died at age 76 of a heart attack. Yet another great footlight of Broadway has gone dim. Consider the musicals we got from Mr. Kander and Mr. Ebb: 70 Girls 70*, The Act*, Cabaret*-OBC,*-1998,Movie, Chicago*-OBC,*-1996,Movie, My Coloring Book, Curtains, Flora the Red Menace*-OBC,*-1987, Funny Lady, The Happy Time*, Kiss of the Spider Woman*, Over and Over, New York, New York*, The Rink*, Steel Pier*, The Visit, Woman of the Year*, and Zorba. According to CNN, at the time of Ebb’s death, the team was working on several projects including revising “Over and Over,” a musical version of Thornton Wilder’s classic “The Skin of Our Teeth,” and a murder-mystery musical called “Curtains.” Hopefully, John Kander can bring them to Broadway to give us a last look at Fred’s talent.
*: CDs/Albums that I have.