Theater: A Coney Island of the Mind

THE RINK Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Book by Terrence McNally

I gotta love me.

It's a dirty job but somebody in this wonderful sewer of a town's gotta do it.

Well they can hold the meat grinder of life up to my face and push me through it.

And when I come out I'm gonna stand on these gorgeous gams and shout, "Screw it!"

The show-biz ego—stark, aggressive, manipulative, wheedling, insatiable—has found no more assiduous celebrators than the songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. In Cabaret, Chicago, Woman of the Year and...

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