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When:   June 6, 2009 3:00pm-4:30pm
Where:   Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Tisch School of the Arts, 113-A 2nd Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets
Price:   $8 (before May 29); $12 (on or after May 29)
Type:   Lecture

The Educational Programs Committee and the Arts & Entertainment Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York (YAAMNY), in collaboration with the Graduate Musical Theater Writing program of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, present...

an afternoon with Yale University Press author and Yale alumnus James Leve on the collaboration between composer Kander and lyricist Ebb on Saturday, June 6th, 2009 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 113-A 2nd Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets.

Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb collaborated for more than forty years, longer than any such partnership in Broadway history. Together they wrote over twenty musicals. Their two most successful works, Cabaret and Chicago, had critically acclaimed Broadway revivals and were made into Oscar-winning films.

Professor Leve's book, the first study of Kander and Ebb, examines their artistic accomplishments as individuals and as a team. Drawing on personal papers and on numerous interviews, James Leve analyzes the unique nature of this collaboration. Leve discusses their contribution to the concept musical and he examines some of their most popular works including Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

James Leve is associate professor of musicology and coordinator of music history at Northern Arizona University.

Students of musical theater and lovers of Kander and Ebb's songs and shows will enjoy hearing firsthand from Professor Leve. His talk will be followed by a question and answer session and an informal reception. This program will take place in a wonderful black box theatre in the heart of the East Village.

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All are welcome including friends and family. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Register before May 29th and save. Tickets cost $8 before May 29th and $12 thereafter. You may register in person.

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