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Here are the dates for shows with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, plus several notable film scores. No revivals are listed. All dates are for Broadway openings, except where otherwise noted.

* A Family Affair (1962 -- 65 performances) Musical starring Larry Kert and Rita Gardner, among others. Songs include "There's Room in My House," "Anything for You."

* Flora, the Red Menace (1965 -- 87 performances). Musical starring Liza Minnelli. Score includes "A Quiet Thing," "Sing Happy."

* Cabaret (1966 -- 1,165 performances) Musical based on "I Am a Camera," starring Joel Grey, Jill Haworth, Bert Convy, Lotte Lenya, Jack Gilford. Score includes "Cabaret," "Willkommen," "Don't Tell Mama," "Why Can't I Wake Up?," "Tomorrow Belongs To Me, "Meeskite," "If You Could See Her Through My Eyes." Tonys include Best Musical, Best Composer & Lyricist. * The Happy Time (1968 -- 286 performances.) Musical starring Robert Goulet and David Wayne. Score includes "I Don't Remember You," "Seeing Things," "Tomorrow Morning," "The Happy Time."

* Zorba (1968 -- 305 performances) Musical starring Herschel Bernardi, Maria Karnilova, John Cunningham, Lorraine Serabian. Score includes "Life Is," "Why Can't I Speak?," "The Butterfly," "No Boom Boom," "I Am Free."

* 70 Girls, 70 (1971 -- 36 performances) Musical starring Mildred Natwick, Hans Conreid and Joey Faye. Score includes "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," "Go Visit," "Love."

* Cabaret (1972 -- Film). Musical adaptation starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York. New songs for film include "Money Makes the World Go Around" and "Maybe This Time." Oscars include Best Score Adaptation.

* Funny Lady (1975 -- Film) Musical sequel to Funny Girl starring Barbra Streisand. Songs include "How Lucky Can You Get.

* Chicago (1975 -- 923 performances) Musical starring Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and Jerry Orbach. Score includes "All That Jazz," "Mr. Cellophane," "My Own Best Friend," "Cell Block Tango," "When You're Good to Mama."

* The Act (1977 -- 233 performances) Musical starring Liza Minnelli and Barry Nelson. Score includes "Arthur in the Afternoon," "Shine It On," "City Lights."

* Woman of the Year (1981 -- 770 performances) Musical starring Lauren Bacall. Score includes "Sometimes a Day Goes By," "See You in the Funny Papers," "The Grass Is Always Greener." Tony Awards included Best Score.

* The Rink (1984 -- 204) Musical starring Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera. Score includes "Blue Crystal," "The Apple Doesn't Fall."

* And the World Goes 'Round (Off-Broadway 1991 -- 408 performances). Revue of Kander & Ebb hits, starring Karen Ziemba.

* Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 -- 906 performances) Musical starring Brent Carver and Anthony Crivello. Tony Awards include Best Musical, Best Score (in a tie with Tommy) : Score includes "Dear One," "Dressing Them Up.") Tony Awards include Best Musical, Best Score.

* Steel Pier (1997) Musical starring Karen Ziemba, Gregory Harrison and Daniel McDonald. Score includes "Second Chance," "Dance With Me," Everybody's Girl" and "Leaving the World Behind."

* Other Kander & Ebb film scores include New York, New York, Kramer vs Kramer, Places in the Heart, Stepping Out.

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