"Liza," a Broadway Special Production. Music by John Kander
, lyrics by Fred Ebb
, book by Fred Ebb
, musical arrangements by Ralph Burns, Billy Byers, Marvin Hamlisch
, Mort Lindsey, and Peter Matz
, music arranged by Fred Werner, choreography by Bob Fosse
and Ron Lewis, directed by Bob Fosse
. Winter Garden Theatre: 6 Jan 1974- 26 ...
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[on The Way We Were
(1973)] I wanted to write something that was uplifting and positive. On the other hand, there is a tremendous amount of bittersweetness to that film, so it's a real duality. And that why I think the song - though it is in a major mode - is quite sad.
Made film history in 1974 as the first individual ever to win three Academy Awards in one night in all three music categories. One for the song, "The Way We Were" (with co-writers Alan Bergman
and Marilyn Bergman
), another for composing the score of The Way We Were
(1973), and a third for the adaptation of Scott Joplin
's ragtime music for The Sting