1974 interview with Liza Minnelli, John Kander and Fred Ebb will be streamed online
The New York Public Library’s Theater on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT) will air a rarely seen interview from 1974 with musical theater icons Liza Minnelli, John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Presented in honor of John Kander’s 95th birthday on March 18 and Liza Minnelli’s birthday on March 12, the interview recorded in 1974 had never before been presented online, outside the walls of the Library.
Musical theater greats Liza Minnelli, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb discuss their admiration for each other’s talents and the development of an unusual and successful three-way collaboration. Topics covered include their creative process, their first stage collaboration, the 1965 Broadway musical Flora, The Red Menace, which marked Minnelli’s Broadway debut at age 19, and the first production with songs by Kander. and Ebb. They also discuss their impressions of legendary directors, George Abbott, Hal Prince and Bob Fosse.
Produced by Theater on Film and Tape (TOFT), the interview was recorded at Lincoln Center’s Library for the Performing Arts and is featured here as part of our ongoing series, “The Creative Process.”
A link to the Zoom webinar will be emailed to registrants two days before the event and then again on the day of the program.
Learn more and register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-creative-process-liza-minnelli-john-kander-and-fred-ebb-tickets-256368062777.