The Ordway to Present 'KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ' This June

By: May. 13, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will continue its popular Broadway Songbook series June 10-12 with Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz. Tickets are $37 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.

The Broadway Songbook series offers an intimate, personal look at the stories behind the songs that created Broadway, exploring the history, meaning and impact of Broadway on popular American culture through portraits and anecdotes of the writers and performers who created some of the most iconic shows of all time. Broadway Songbook: Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz will dive into the work of John Kander and Fred Ebb, the music-and-lyrics team responsible for a myriad of Broadway and Hollywood hits including Cabaret, Chicago and New York, New York.

"With a career spanning nearly five decades, Kander and Ebb formed the longest-running songwriting partnership in Broadway history. This latest installment in our Broadway Songbook series will explore their sensational career, from their first musicals in the 1960s to their later work in the early 2000s," said James A. Rocco, Ordway's vice president of programming and producing artistic director. "You'd be hard-pressed to find somebody who doesn't recognize their music. Their songs have been recorded by many major artists, from Frank Sinatra to Liza Minnelli-even the stars of Glee. This show will be a celebration of the bold, brassy and provocative music that is Kander and Ebb's signature."

Broadway Songbook: Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz is written by Jeffrey P. Scott and James A. Rocco, with arrangements and musical direction by Raymond Berg and choreography by Lisa Bartholomew-Given. Rocco, a Broadway veteran, acts as the show's host. The cast features Lisa Bartholomew-Given, John Brink, Reid Harmsen, Caroline Innerbichler, Zoe Pappas and Thomasina Petrus.

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The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul's most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway's Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway's mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances.