Watch the Chicago company wish John Kander a happy 95th birthday from ‘New York, New York’
The cast is joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda to perform Kander and Ebb’s signature song.
Happy birthday John Kander!
The beloved composer, who turned 95 on March 18, was one half of historic duo Kander and Ebb. Alongside Fred Ebb, Kander created the music for Cabaret, Flora la menace rouge, Zorba, Woman of the year, The ice rink, Steel Pier, The visitand of course, Chicago.
The rebirth of Chicago, which is approaching the 10,000 performance mark, is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. To celebrate Kander’s birthday, the company reunited with Kander’s good friend, Lin-Manuel Miranda, to perform “New York, New York”, one of many indelible melodies written by Kander. The song was the theme to Martin Scorsese’s 1977 film of the same name starring Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro. Watch the video above.