Bob Fosse’s musical “Dancin‘ ” has legs. And also jazz hands. Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento was in the original 1978 production. He will direct the revival. The goal is to perform on Broadway in the 2022-2023 season after the unannounced foreign engagement.
Joey Parnes and Nicole Fosse (daughter of Bob Fosse), and Gwen Verdon and artistic director of Verdon Fosse Legacy as producers. Cilento (choreographer for shows like Wicked and The Who’s Tommy) said his work will be a contemporary celebration of Fosse himself. Just as the original work is a tribute to dance as an art form. He said: “We plan to launch a dance that is as eclectic and inspiring as the original. It would be full of its inherent avant-garde, but also related to our current era.” “Every creative decision will be made through that lens to welcome this.”
Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ contains an eclectic list of songs from Neil Diamond to George Cohan. It had a run from 1978 to 1982, starting from the Broadhurst Theatre. It eventually moved to the Ambassador, now home to Chicago! Chicago got seven Tony Award nominations. Fosse’s choreography won him his eighth victory. Graciela Daniele participated in the revival of the Roundabout Theatre Company in 2009. Sadly, the work did not make it onto the stage.
Dancin’ is a musical produced on Broadway in 1978. It was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. His choreography won a Tony Award. The show is a tribute to the art of dance. The music is mainly a collection of American songs. Many of them are based on dance and have a variety of styles. They vary from operetta to jazz, from classical music to march to pop music.
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Robert Louis Fosse (June 23, 1927-September 23, 1987) was an American dancer, musical choreographer, actor, theater director, and film producer. He directed and choreographed stage and screen music, including the stage musical “Pyjama Game” (1954), the damn Yankees (1955), “How to Successfully Start Business Without Really Trying” (1961), “Sweet Charity” (1966), Pippin (1972) and Chicago (1975). His films include Sweet Charity (1969), Cabaret (1972), Lenny (1975), and Jazz (1979).