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The Kleban Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 08/28/2017
Last grant data update: 11/11/2017

At A Glance

The Kleban Foundation, Inc.

685 3rd Ave.

New York City, NY United States 10017

Telephone: 2125038800

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Entertainment






Established in 1988 in NY - Founded by the late Edward L. "Ed" Kleban, who was a musical theater composer and lyricist. Kleban wrote the lyrics for the Broadway hit "A Chorus Line," for which he and composer the late Marvin Hamlisch won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Original Score. Along with the music and lyrics of various musical theater artists, Kleban's lyrics too, were featured in the 1979 Broadway musical "The Madwoman of Central Park West." "A Class Act," a musical based on Kleban's life was presented on Broadway in 2001.

Purpose and Activities

Support for individual theatrical lyricists and librettists.