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Friday, February 1st, 2013

 

Live from Lincoln Center Puts Kander & Ebb in the Spotlight in

“Ring Them Bells!
Rob Fischer Celebrates Kander and Ebb”

Airs Friday, February 15th at 8pm on WTVP-HD

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“All That Jazz,” “Mister Cellophane,” “Wilkommen,” “A Quiet Thing,” “Maybe This Time” and the incomparable “New York, New York” are some of the dozens of songs written by John Kander and Fred Ebb over the course of their creative collaboration. They are also some of the great songs that Broadway stars Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, Next to Normal) and Jason Danieley (Curtains, Next to Normal) will perform, along with Chita Rivera and Joel Grey, in an all-star review conducted by Rob Fisher.

Part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Live from Lincoln Center “Ring Them Bells! Rob Fischer Celebrates Kander and Ebb” invites viewers to enjoy a special concert honoring the legendary songwriting duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb, the team behind such classics as Cabaret and Chicago. Scheduled to record live from The Allen Room on Feb. 6, the concert hits the airwaves Friday, Feb. 15th at 8pm.

Fisher’s previous three composer celebrations for American Songbook – on Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and the Gershwins – were joyous explorations of the work of those composers, presented with a firm understanding of how they fit into American musical life. Artistic Director of the Gershwin centenary (1996-1998), founding music director and conductor of the award-winning Encores! series, Fisher works extensively on Broadway and in concert halls across the country. Kander & Ebb’s indelible songs – with all of their brass, sass and heart – will pulse under Fisher’s capable hands.

 

 

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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org

 


 

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