Fosse/Verdon (2019)
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Gwen fights to assert her own creative vision on Chicago, challenging Bob's increasingly dark approach to the musical.

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Thomas Kail
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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
Nate Corddry ... Neil Simon
Bianca Marroquin ... Chita Rivera
Danny Burstein ... OB / GYN
Juliet Brett ... Nicole Fosse
Ari Brand ... Danny
Sydni Beaudoin ... Lori
Peter Chursin Jr. Peter Chursin Jr. ... Christopher Chadman (as Peter Chursin)
Teddy Coluca ... Herb Schlein
Sean Patrick Doyle ... Michael O'Haughey
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Four months later, Bob has returned to Chicago following his heart attack, Gwen having arranged for everyone involved with the show to be accommodated financially during the hiatus. Beyond Bob feeling like he has lost his edge in being cut off from his vices, especially drugs, most specifically Dexedrine, Bob continues to have a different vision for the show than Gwen. While Gwen has always wanted to stay true to the way it was originally envisioned as a comedy, Bob wants to delve into what he sees as the true nature of the characters who are murderers and liars. But what Bob probably has the most issue with is Gwen herself, who he feels is at least ten years, if not more, too old to play the role of an ingenue, let alone being physically able to handle the choreography he has in mind. Gwen challenges Bob in who between the two actually "owns" the show. The critics and public may be the arbiters in the end. With these problems between Bob and Gwen, two earlier periods in the entity ... Written by Huggo

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Trivia

Fosse tells Chayefsky that if Chayefsky dies first, he won't say a word at his funeral--just do a tap dance. Paddy Chayefsky did indeed precede Bob Fosse in death by six years (1981 & 1987) in real life. See more »

Connections

References Sweet Charity (1969) See more »

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(uncredited)
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Performed by Michelle Williams and Bianca Marroquin
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21 September 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The show is thrilling when it concentrates on the genesis of the musical Chicago.

Fosse wants something darker and realises that Gwen is just not up to it.

For Gwen this is her show, something she wanted to do for years. Unaware that age might have caught up with her.

For Fosse, he does not want to upset Gwen and he is also without his drugs.

Just how good Chicago is becomes evident when Liza Minnelli steps in to the show when Gwen falls ill.

Again the focus is lost with the jagged scenes over different time periods. I am not sure I was that interested about Fosse's low quality sperm count.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

21 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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Dolby

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