In her new movie, singer, actor, writer, director and producer Barbra Streisand plays a well-meaning if overbearing Jewish mom in The Guilt Trip. The star says her own mother both encouraged her talents and was jealous of them.
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx are the songwriting team behind the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Avenue Q. Featuring both people and puppets, the subversive show is about a group of aimless, 30-somethings with low expectations and active libidos. Avenue Q includes such songs as "It Sucks to be Me," "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist," "If You Were Gay," and "I Wish I could Go Back to College." The new companion book, Avenue Q: The Book, is covered in bright orange fur. This interview originally aired on Aug. 2, 2004.
In the '50s, Richard Adler collaborated with his partner, Jerry Ross, on the Broadway musicals Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game. Currently, there is a new Broadway staging of The Pajama Game, starring Harry Connick Jr., and Michael McKean. This interview originally aired on August 9, 1990.
Ebb died on Saturday of a heart attack. We'll hear from his longtime collaborator, John Kander. They wrote the scores for 11 Broadway musicals, winning Tony Awards for Cabaret, Woman of the Year and Kiss of the Spider Woman. They also wrote Chicago, a film adaptation of which won an Academy Award in 2002. This interviews with John Kander first aired May 7, 1991 and Feb. 26, 2003.
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx are the songwriting team behind the 2004 Tony award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q (which won Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical). Their subversive show features people and puppets and is about a group of aimless 30-somethings with low expectations and active libidos. It includes such songs as It Sucks to be Me, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist, If You Were Gay, and I Wish I could Go Back to College.