‘If I can make it there . . .’

As Kander and Ebb put it in “And the World Goes ’Round”: “Sometimes you lose, and sometimes you win/Sometimes it’s kicks, then it’s kicks in the shin.”

“Really, we lucked out,” Kander says. “We had very few experiences where we wished it was over.”



●1975-77: 936 performances

●1996 revival: 6456 performances as of June 3, six Tonys

●2002 film: Six Oscars, including best picture


●1966-69: 1,165 performances, eight Tonys, including best musical

●1972 film: eight Oscars

●1987-88 revival: 261 performances

●1998-2004 revival: 2,337 performances, four Tonys

“Kiss of the Spider Woman”

●1993-95: 904 performances. Seven Tonys, including best musical

“Woman of the Year”

(based on Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy film)

●1981-83: 770 performances. Five Tonys


“Flora the Red Menace”

●1965: New York gal falls in with Depression-era communists. Tony Award for Liza Minnelli. 87 performances

“Steel Pier”

●1997: Dance marathon in Depression-era Atlantic City.

●Notable song: “First You Dream.” 76 performances

“The Scottsboro Boys”

●2010: 49 performances

“70, Girls, 70”

●1971: Senior citizens on a shoplifting spree. 35 performances

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