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Video: John Kander on the Origins of the Song 'New York, New York'


A brand-new musical bringing Broadway legends back together, New York, New York is a glittering love letter to the greatest city in the world and it's coming to Broadway this March. Featuring an exhilarating new score by the incomparable John Kander and Fred Ebb, and additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, New York, New York will whisk you right through the very heart of this city that never sleeps. Simply put, you're gonna want to be a part of this!

You are probably already familiar with the titular song, who amongst us hasn't at least hummed it once in our lives? But do you know that the inspiration for the song involves Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli? Listen to John Kander as he recounts the story in the video below, and make sure you get to be part of it by getting your group tickets to see New York, New York by visiting the show page at the bottom.