It’s unfortunate we’ve never been just songwriters.
It never became an act in the sense of an act. It was always, no matter where we worked, little revues.
We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
As a main ingredient to the show, it has to have truth, represent truth, or else it won’t last.
I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater. It was Judy Holliday. She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard, which still exists today.
You have to transmit to them what it’s like being in the theater. And it has to come from somewhere inside you and not by being like what somebody did last year.
We’ve managed to keep a spirit of fun, I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting angles to the ways of life to put on the stage.