"I recognized Fred Ebb and John Kander's talent at the very beginning, and now the world has. They are the best--a class act!"
"A fascinating conversation with Broadway's greatest collaborators. You are constantly moved by John and Fred's warmth, humor, humility, and undeniable brilliance."
"I was enthralled reading Colored Lights. It made me proud that I was fortunate enough to have performed their play, Woman of the Year. They stood by my side when I wanted to sing a ballad (the title of which escapes me at the moment) that they wrote, and was subsequently taken out, but I wanted to sing the number when I heard the score. They treated all this "drama" as if I was originating the show. The song was put in because they loved it also. The number was a smash! I adore their talents! I adore them! I loved their book!!"
"It was a joy working with Kander and Ebb and this book shows what makes them so special. They are not only brilliantly talented, they are totally honest and have a deep respect for each other, for their colleagues, and for the musical theater. Colored Lights gets you to know two wonderful guys who became one creative team."
--Joe Stein, cowriter of the musical Zorba the Greek and Fiddler on the Roof
"Wa wa wow
Boy oh boy
All that jazz
All that joy
From my heart
Who’s the best?
John and Fred!"
-Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist, Mame and La Cage aux Folles
"Even though I’ve had the privilege and great happiness of collaborating with John Kander and Fred Ebb, I’ve always wanted to be a fly on the wall of the music room in Fred’s apartment where they write together after I’ve gone. Colored Lights is that fly. It is filled with s20fascinating, illuminating and very, very savvy stuff. It is the authentic voice of these two iconic gentlemen themselves."
"There is a song in Flora, the Red Menace called "All I Need in One Good Break." I got my good break when I met Kander and Ebb. I can't think of a better way to hear the history of Broadway than from the masters themselves."
"Kander and Ebb: two breaths of fresh air. One can't sing their praises--or their songs--often enough."