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An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.
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Sam Rockwell ...  Bob Fosse 8 episodes, 2019
Michelle Williams ...  Gwen Verdon 8 episodes, 2019
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Aya Cash ...  Joan Simon 6 episodes, 2019
Margaret Qualley ...  Ann Reinking 5 episodes, 2019
Jake Lacy ...  Ron 5 episodes, 2019
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Morgan Marcell ...  Dancer 4 episodes, 2019
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Rick Holmes ...  Fred Weaver 3 episodes, 2019
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Tessa Grady Tessa Grady ...  Wendy 3 episodes, 2019
Mylinda Hull ...  Pauline 3 episodes, 2019
Julie Klausner ...  Cheryl 3 episodes, 2019
Chandler Head ...  Nicole Fosse 3 episodes, 2019
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An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

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9 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Less Splashy But Closer to the Bone than 'All That Jazz,' Worth Watching
1 May 2019 | by kckidjoseph-1See all my reviews

"Fosse/Verdon," a miniseries on the FX cable network, is a well above-average show business biopic starring Sam Rockwell (Oscar winner, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri") as director-choreographer Bob Fosse, and Michelle Williams ("Manchester By the Sea," "My Week with Marilyn," four-time Oscar nominee) as actress and dancer Gwen Verdon.

Rockwell and Williams, actors who can each change their screen personas dramatically, bring an authenticity both ebullient and tormented to the story of the legendary couple's troubled personal and professional relationship.

Set against faithfully restaged moments from their stage and movie hits, productions ranging from "Damn Yankees" and "Sweet Charity" to "Cabaret," the miniseries does what show business has always done enthusiastically, and well -- turn inward, both celebrating and condemning itself in an almost voyeuristic way.

The show biz odds and ends presented here and there are accurate, but later generations who weren't around when Fosse and Verdon were in their prime producing these hits will unquestionably view the pair's work in an entirely different light after viewing this miniseries, which in some ways seems unfortunate. It could color and taint one's appreciation of their undeniable individual brilliance.

You'll have to decide whether that's something you want to do, but either way, there's no denying this is a top-notch effort in exploring who they were and what went on behind the scenes. It begs the question of how performers can so compartmentalize, performing at such a high level even as their personal lives are in tatters.

The 1979 theatrical release "All That Jazz," a popular and critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical musical drama directed by Fosse, inspired by his manic effort to edit his film "Lenny" while simultaneously staging the 1975 Broadway musical "Chicago," is bigger and splashier, but this production (based on Sam Wasson's much-praised biography, "Fosse") cuts closer to the bone, probably because both central characters are gone now (Fosse died in 1987, Verdon in 2000).

Expect to hear about "Fosse/Verdon" at awards time, and deservedly so.


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