Fosse/Verdon (2019)
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Glory 

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Bob's career takes some huge leaps, while Gwen struggles to overcome personal and professional setbacks.

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Jessica Yu

Writers:

Tracey Scott Wilson, Sam Wasson (based on the book "Fosse" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... Bob Fosse
Michelle Williams ... Gwen Verdon
Norbert Leo Butz ... Paddy Chayefsky
Margaret Qualley ... Ann Reinking
Jake Lacy ... Ron
Aya Cash ... Joan Simon
Kelli Barrett ... Liza Minnelli
Alexis Carra ... Sherry
Rick Holmes ... Fred Weaver
Paul Reiser ... Cy Feuer
Blake Baumgartner ... Nicole Fosse
Ahmad Simmons ... Ben Vereen
Emma Caymares ... Rebecca
Paloma Garcia Lee ... Adrienne (as Paloma Garcia-Lee)
Tessa Grady Tessa Grady ... Wendy
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Storyline

Cabaret (1972) has just opened to commercial and critical success. That success allows Bob to write his own ticket in whatever his current and upcoming projects, two in the current category being Pippin on Broadway which he can re-imagine to his own sensibilities, and a television special with Liza. These three projects alone result in Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations galore not only for the projects themselves, but for Bob individually, they and he ultimately winning a plethora of them. And he uses his power and success to parlay that into the bedroom, any woman he wants he seemingly can have, that is except for Gwen. Conversely, Gwen has a commercial and critical flop in Children Children!, which closes the day after opening night, the show having had been gutted in the lead up to that opening. Despite Gwen's urging for Bob's help to fix it, those pleas landed on deaf ears. Her team has finally obtained the rights to Chicago, she again turning to Bob to commit to the show in she ... Written by Huggo

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Trivia

Pelf as mentioned in the soundtrack of one of the scenes refers to money, especially when gained in a dishonest or dishonorable way. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Verdon: When you get home, let's have a dinner! Just you and Neil, and me and Ron, and Bobby and whatever-her-name-is-this-week.
Joan Simon: Please, don't.
Gwen Verdon: [playfully] Well, okay, fine! You're uninvited.
Joan Simon: It's lousy enough I have to coddle Neil. Please don't make me coddle you as well.
[Gwen is stunned]
Joan Simon: I'm not a child, Gwen. I know I'm never coming home.
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Features Liza with a Z (1972) See more »

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I Guess I'll Miss the Man
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Blake Baumgartner
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Glory
10 October 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Glory represents a personal triumph for Bob Fosse. It is 1973 and Cabaret is a hit. His television special for Liza Minnelli is a hit and so is his Broadway show, Pippin.

Fosse wins 3 Emmys, 2 Tonys and an Oscar for Best Director. Cabaret won more Oscars than The Godfather in that year.

For Gwen the year was not so good. Her play flopped and closed quickly. She did managed to get the rights for Chicago but Fosse is not yet interested in it.

For Fosse on a high. His life is one big party. Sex drugs cigarettes pills. He also has a blank cheque to do what he wants creatively. We see him abusing his power to get sexual favours from women in his musicals. It all comes with a cost, a one big downer.

It is good to see the contrast in fortunes between Gwen and Fosse. Yet with all that the episode never grabbed me. There is a black actor rehearsing for Fosse's musical. He is playing the great Ben Vereen and not once does he make an impression. Even Fosse's celebrations become repetitive. Life in 1973 might had been one great party for him but not for this viewer watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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