Early in John Kander’s career, before he had made it as a composer on Broadway, his publisher Tommy Valando said that there was someone he wanted him to meet: a young librettist called Fred Ebb.

Chicago Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Casey Donovan, Alinta Chidzey and cast members of the 2019 Australian production of Chicago. Photo © Peter Brew-Bevan

Kander, who is still going strong at 92, remembers that fateful 1962 meeting as if it was...

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