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Ed Kleban

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Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist

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Reanne Acasio as Sophie and Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban.  Photo

Reanne Acasio as Sophie and Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban.

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08/23/2022
Jewell Noel as Mona and Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban.  Photo

Jewell Noel as Mona and Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban.

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08/23/2022
Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban.  Photo

Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban.

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08/23/2022
Jorge Donoso as Michael Bennett, Marisa Kirby as Lucy and Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban. Photo

Jorge Donoso as Michael Bennett, Marisa Kirby as Lucy and Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban.

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Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban and Reanne Acasio as Sophie in Weathervane Theatre's produ Photo

Ethan Paulini as Ed Kleban and Reanne Acasio as Sophie in Weathervane Theatre's production of A CLASS ACT.

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Writing
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist

Ed Kleban Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Ed Kleban, A Class Act
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Ed Kleban , A Class Act
 
Obie Awards - 2001 - Music and Lyrics Gold Star
Ed Kleban, A Class Act

Ed Kleban News

Robert H. Fowler & More to Star in A CHORUS LINE at The Weathervane Theatre Photo Robert H. Fowler & More to Star in A CHORUS LINE at The Weathervane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

The Weathervane Theatre will close its season with the groundbreaking musical A CHORUS LINE. A CHORUS LINE opens Wednesday, September 28th and runs in alternating repertory through Sunday, October 9th.

Jeffrey Vause Continues Performances Of ALOHA, OY! at Don't Tell Mama Photo Jeffrey Vause Continues Performances Of ALOHA, OY! at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 11, 2022

Jeffrey Vause's memoir cabaret has another performance on September 24th.

TRU to Host Community Gathering Via Zoom - Which Comes First: The Cast Album Or The P Photo TRU to Host Community Gathering Via Zoom - Which Comes First: The Cast Album Or The Production? With Joe Iconis
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2022

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 100 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.

TRU to Present 'Solo But Never Alone: The 33 Year History Of The Marsh' Photo TRU to Present 'Solo But Never Alone: The 33 Year History Of The Marsh'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

On Friday 9/2 TRU will present Solo but Never Alone: The 33 Year History of The Marsh. Stephanie Weisman will share her vision, and her passion for solo performance, how it all started, and how buying a permanent space helped the development of her company.

Photos: First Look at A CLASS ACT at the Weathervane Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at A CLASS ACT at the Weathervane Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022

Highlighting the origins of the groundbreaking musical A Chorus Line, this funny, poignant, and loving tribute to Ed Kleban, award-winning lyricist of A Chorus Line, plays in alternating repertory August 19 - October 8. Check out photos here!

Joe Iconis, New Musicals, Lorna Luft, Andy Mientus And More Announced at Feinstein's/ Photo Joe Iconis, New Musicals, Lorna Luft, Andy Mientus And More Announced at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

JOE ICONIS & FAMILY, A NIGHT FOR LUTHER VANDROSS and More Coming Up At Feinstein's/54 Photo JOE ICONIS & FAMILY, A NIGHT FOR LUTHER VANDROSS and More Coming Up At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Release Star-Studded 'Album', Featuring Lin-Manuel Mirand Photo LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Release Star-Studded 'Album', Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aaron Tveit & More
by Michael Major - Jun 17, 2022

The album features over 70 members of Iconis’ vast family of collaborators including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Ranells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Danny Burstein, Annie Golden, George Salazar, Will Roland, and many more. Plus, check out upcoming concert dates!

LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Share New Song 'Tightrope Walker / Mountain Climber / Me' Photo LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Share New Song 'Tightrope Walker / Mountain Climber / Me' Performed by Molly Hager
by Michael Major - Jun 10, 2022

It’s the fifth and final single from Iconis’ sprawling new 44-track album, simply titled Album, which features over 70 members of Iconis’ vast family of collaborators including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Ranells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Danny Burstein, Annie Golden, George Salazar, Will Roland, and more.

Andrew Rannells, George Salazar & More to Join Joe Iconis at The Bourbon Room for ALB Photo Andrew Rannells, George Salazar & More to Join Joe Iconis at The Bourbon Room for ALBUM Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced that composer, songwriter, and playwright Joe Iconis will welcome a star-studded list of guest performers for his Wednesday, June 22 show at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of Album.

Ed Kleban Videos

Broadway Rewind: A CHORUS LINE Is a Singular Sensation on Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: A CHORUS LINE Is a Singular Sensation on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2020

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes you to the opening night celebration of the new production of Michael Bennett's Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line. But we start things off at a rehearsal for the one night only Actors Fund Benefit of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which starred Emily Skinner as Miss Mona and Broadway's original 'Annie' herself, Andrea McArdle as Doatsey Mae. McArdle told BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge about her take on the role and her song, 'She reminds me a little bit of that Mabel Normand character. Doatsey Mae is very smart. If it wasn't for that Chicken Ranch in town, she would have been a happening girl. She's overshadowed by all of this tardiness in this tiny little town, (and the song), is a heartbreaking number. It's sweet and a great country number.

VIDEO: Joe Iconis Fans Create 'Andy's Song' Tribute Video VideoVIDEO: Joe Iconis Fans Create 'Andy's Song' Tribute Video
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020

The Twitter stans of composer Joe Iconis and his frequent collaborator and Be More Chill star, George Salazar, came together this week to create a tribute to the duo.

Video: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Be VideoVideo: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Believer'
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS opens its 2018-2019 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer of Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

The Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company presents the new musical based on Jeff Kinney's best-selling book series, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, with a score byJonathan Larson Award and Ed Kleban Award winner Joe Iconis (THE BLACK SUITS, THINGS TO RUIN), a book by Joe Tracz (BE MORE CHILL w/Iconis).

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/11/16- A CLASS ACT
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2016

Today in 2001, A Class Act opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 105 performances. A Class Act is a musical with a book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price and music and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The musical is based on the life of composer-lyricist Ed Kleban, who died at the age of 48 in 1987. The musical uses flashbacks and the device of time running backwards to retrace the high and low points of Kleban's personal and professional life.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/11/15- A CLASS ACT
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2015

Today in 2001, A Class Act opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 105 performances. A Class Act is a musical with a book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price and music and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The musical is based on the life of composer-lyricist Ed Kleban, who died at the age of 48 in 1987. The musical uses flashbacks and the device of time running backwards to retrace the high and low points of Kleban's personal and professional life.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/11- A CLASS ACT
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2014

Today in 2001, A Class Act opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 105 performances. A Class Act is a musical with a book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price and music and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The musical is based on the life of composer-lyricist Ed Kleban, who died at the age of 48 in 1987. The musical uses flashbacks and the device of time running backwards to retrace the high and low points of Kleban's personal and professional life.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/11- A CLASS ACT
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2013

Today in 2001, A Class Act opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 105 performances. A Class Act is a musical with a book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price and music and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The musical is based on the life of composer-lyricist Ed Kleban, who died at the age of 48 in 1987. The musical uses flashbacks and the device of time running backwards to retrace the high and low points of Kleban's personal and professional life.

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the Scenes Look at Barrington Stage's THE BLACK SUITS
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents a workshop production of the new musical The Black Suits with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Iconis and Robert Emmett Maddock. The Black Suits is part of Barrington Stage's Musical Theatre Lab, William Finn, Artistic Producer. Directed by John Simpkins, with musical direction by James Sampliner, The Black Suits will run August 16 through September 2 at BSC's St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2), located on the upper level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/11- A CLASS ACT
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2012

Today in 2001, A Class Act opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 105 performances. A Class Act is a musical with a book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price and music and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The musical is based on the life of composer-lyricist Ed Kleban, who died at the age of 48 in 1987. The musical uses flashbacks and the device of time running backwards to retrace the high and low points of Kleban's personal and professional life.


Ed Kleban Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Ed Kleban written?
Ed Kleban has written 2 shows including Gallery (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Madwoman of Central Park West (Lyricist).

What awards has Ed Kleban been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for A Class Act Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for A Class Act and Music and Lyrics (Obie Awards) for A Class Act .

What awards has Ed Kleban won?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for A Class Act Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for A Class Actand Music and Lyrics (Obie Awards) for A Class Act.