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2 by 5 - Musical Revue / Cabaret

2 by 5

Fred Ebb, John Kander, Seth Glassman

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Musical Revue / Cabaret

3m, 2f

ISBN: MS00000000296

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Conceived and originally directed by Seth Glassman

There is not libretto for this musical review-style show. Everything is sung-through.  This title is only available as a rented Score, and must be returned at end of rental period.

"Has style and class. . . works beautifully!" - The New York Times

"Delightful! Full of energy and freshness!" - The New York Daily News

"Entertaining and engaging potpourri." - Newsday

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Musical Revue / Cabaret

The talented writing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb have compiled this musical cabaret of songs from their most popular and lesser known shows along with some of the special material written for such stars as Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand.

Please see below for songs included in 2 BY 5. Original shows in which songs initially appeared are marked in parenthesis.

Act I
Cabaret (Cabaret)
Willkommen (Cabaret)
Yes (70 Girls 70)
Sing Happy (Flora, the Red Menace)
Mein Herr (Cabaret-Film)
Seeing Things (The Happy Time)
The World Goes Round (New York, New York)
Love Song (Special Material)
The Money Song (Cabaret-Film)
My Own Best Friend (Chicago)
Losers (Special Material)
Military Man (Tango Mogador-Unproduced)
Only Love (Zorba)
Why Can't I Speak? (Zorba)
Me and My Baby (Chicago)
Isn't This Better? (Funny Lady)

Act II
Home (70 Girls 70)
Maybe This Time (Cabaret-Film)
Ring Them Bells (Special Material)
Mr. Cellophane (Chicago)
Among My Yesterdays (The Happy Time)
I Don't Remember You (The Happy Time)
Class (Chicago)
Broadway, My Street (70 Girls 70)
New York, New York (New York, New York)
On Stage (Special Material)
Ten Percent (Chicago - Cut from production)
Razzle Dazzle (Chicago)
A Quiet Thing (Flora, the Red Menace)
Cabaret (Cabaret)

"Has style and class. . . works beautifully!" - The New York Times

"Delightful! Full of energy and freshness!" - The New York Daily News

"Entertaining and engaging potpourri." - Newsday



3m, 2f

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6 Piano/Vocal Scores
Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1928 – 2004) won Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work as a writer, director, and composer. His collaborations with John Kander, Bob Fosse, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Liza Minnelli made him a legend in the New York theatre community. Mr. Kander and Mr.Ebb wrote and made famous the city’s unofficial theme song “New York, New York.” ... view full profile

John Kander

John Kander

John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander. He was exposed to music at an early age. Kander believed that a bout of tuberculosis as a baby, which had kept him isolated from other people, had actually helped him develop his sense of sound. At age six he began taking piano lessons from a woman in the neighborhood. Kander spent many ... view full profile

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