Spanning five decades, "Fosse/Verdon" explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Bob is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater's most influential choreographers and directors, and Gwen is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob's head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment -- at a perilous cost.
Did You Know?
In this series, Bob Fosse
visits Gwen Verdon
and asks her to come sit with him in the editing room while he is finishing the movie of Cabaret
(1972) because he is insecure about how it is coming together. Gwen says that she can't do that, because she is about to start work on a play called "Children! Children!" Bob insults this decision, derisively asking her, "when was the last time you acted?" Verdon did star in the play "Children! Children!," but it was not a success; its opening night (March 7, 1972) was also its closing night. The movie of Cabaret, on the other hand, was a huge success, and Fosse won a Best Director Oscar for it. Although Verdon did come to help Fosse for much of his time working on the movie, her contribution to the movie went uncredited. See more