Fred Ebb collaborated with John Kander for over 35 years, creating some of the most memorable and groundbreaking Broadway musicals of the past 50 years. Each year, The Fred Ebb Foundation, funded by royalties from Mr. Ebb’s vast catalogue of work, presents the Fred Ebb Award, recognizing excellence in musical theatre songwriting by a lyricist/composer or songwriting team that has not yet achieved significant commercial success. The Foundation also makes an annual donation to Fred Ebb’s favorite charity, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Since 2005, the Fred Ebb Foundation has annually awarded aspiring musical theater songwriters with a monetary prize and a one-night-only showcase of their work. The Foundation uses royalties that Fred Ebb continues to collect so that even long after his death, Ebb can have a positive impact on the vibrant world of musical theater.
John Kander and Fred Ebb are recognized as one of the most successful and prolific songwriting teams in the history of American theater. With Kander’s melodies and Ebb’s lyrics, the two men collaborated to create a canon of hit musicals.
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Since 1988, the organization has raised more than $285 million to provide essential services for people affected by AIDS and other critical illnesses across the country. The Ebb Foundation proudly supports Broadway Cares.
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