Bob Fosse

Choreographer, director, screenwriter Bob Fosse

Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse was an American actor, dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film editor and film director. He won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning for his direction of Cabaret. He was closely identified with his third wife, Broadway dancing star Gwen Verdon.
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Birthday
23 June 1927

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False start a Fosse fiasco - New York Post
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The nonprofit company announced plans to revive Bob Fosse's 1978 revue "Dancin' " there in September with enhancement money from commercial producers. But that money hasn't come through, and sources say the Roundabout's reluctant to pick up the tab by
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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Chicago Star Nikka Graff Lanzarone - Playbill.com
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27 the Tony-winning revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago becomes the fourth longest-running production in Broadway history when it surpasses A Chorus Line with a total of 6138 performances. The Broadway production currently stars
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How to deal with a dance legend - Philippine Star
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And yet it remains popular, as has often been stressed, not so much for the story of a kind-hearted harlot, but for the creative legacy of dance wizard Bob Fosse from half a century ago. Nikki Gil who plays Charity in 9 Works Theatrical's version of
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BROADWAY RECALL: CHICAGO Finds Its Audience - Broadway World
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It was an achievement no one could have expected when Walter Bobbie first staged the show as a weekend reading at Encores! staring Ann Reinking (whose choreography was billed as "in the style of Bob Fosse"), Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey
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Tony Yazbeck Will Be Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago - Playbill.com
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The Tony-winning revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago will welcome Tony Yazbeck to the cast at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre Aug. 29. Yazbeck will step into the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn for a nine-week
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CHICAGO to Become Longest-Running American Musical, 8/27 - Broadway World
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On Saturday, August 27, 2011, the internationally acclaimed revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will celebrate another major milestone when it becomes the longest-running American musical in Broadway ... -
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Legendary Choreographer Bob Fosse to Be Honored with US Stamp - Broadway.com
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Nine-time Tony Award winner Bob Fosse will be honored with a stamp from the US Postal Service in 2012 as one of four influential choreographers who changed the art of Dance. Fosse will be joined by Isadora Duncan, José Limón, and Katherine Dunham in
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'Sweet Charity': Not so innocent - Philippine Star
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MANILA, Philippines - There's something persistently traditional yet topical about Bob Fosse's work. For those unfamiliar with this stage/movie/dancing legend, his resumé includes
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Strong women take the lead in sparkling, sultry 'Chicago' - Wisconsin State Journal
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A production of Bob Fosse's award-winning musical "Chicago" has been undertaken by the Middleton Players Theatre. Middleton Players Theatre presents "Chicago" by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse and John Kander, directed by Ken Urso. When & Where: Aug
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Ciara Sotto does a Helene (not Gamboa) - Inquirer.net
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Ciara Sotto does Helene—no, not “Shing-A-Ling” mom Helen Gamboa, but a taxi dancer in a coming production of the Bob Fosse musical “Sweet Charity.” In many ways, Ciara is turning to mom Helen in creating her character—a woman who comes of age in the
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Idaho Shakespeare Festival produces 'Cabaret', but it's not a comedy - IdahoStatesman.com
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Most people think of “Cabaret” as Bob Fosse's eight-Academy Award-winning movie starring Liza Minnelli. As Sally Bowles, Minnelli performs one show-stopping number after another, and the film is sprinkled with Hollywood glitz and glam
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Sweet Charity - Manila Bulletin
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“Sweet Charity” premiered on Broadway in 1966, which was originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse (whose other popular works include “All That Jazz” and “Chicago”). With over 600 performances, the production has won the Tony Award for Best
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Short Film Brings Out the Big Guns: Amy Pascal, Joe Roth, Sid Ganis ... - TheWrap
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You could say it plays like an episode of "Entourage" with Bob Fosse-style musical numbers instead of club-hopping. Or a miniature version of Robert Altman's cameo-heavy "The Player," although in this case the screenwriter wants to kill
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Perfect dance from a dancer's imperfections - Manila Standard Today
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Little did many people know, the dance routine featured in that video was inspired by legendary Bob Fosse's choreography back in '60s. Fosse was a prolific dancer and director who created a unique style that motivated numerous artists and choreographer
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Jailhouse Mock - Syracuse New Times
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Bob Fosse himself co-wrote the original book, based on Maurine Dallas Watkins' naughty 1927 play. He was thinking of a storyline that could set up cliché-shattering dance numbers. Choreographer Kevin P. Hill recreates the Fosse dazzle on the intimate
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Beyonce Discusses Top 7 Looks of Her Career - The BoomBox
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"My mom made the one-shouldered bodysuits the night before the video," Beyonce told W. "I'm obsessed with Bob Fosse, and I always saw the look of this video as very simple, very Fosse-inspired. It was one of the hottest days on record in New York,
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How Bob Fosse Ruled 1973 - Back Stage
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In 1973, Bob Fosse had quite a year. He won a Tony for directing "Pippin;" an Oscar doing the same with "Cabaret" (beating, among others, Francis Ford Coppola for "The Godfather"); and "Liza With a Z" brought him a directing Emmy for
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bob Fosse
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 59
    He separated from Verdon in the 1970s, but they remained legally married until his death in 1987.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1987
    Age 59
    On September 23, 1987, Fosse died from a heart attack at George Washington University Hospital, while the revival of Sweet Charity was opening at the nearby National Theatre.
  • 1983
    Age 55
    Prior to 1983, Fosse was approached by Arnon Milchan and Paul D. Zimmerman to direct Zimmerman's script The King of Comedy (1983), which would have starred James Woods, Sandra Bernhard, and Sammy Davis Jr., among others.
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  • 1980
    Age 52
    In the summer and fall of 1980, working with All That Jazz executive producer Daniel Melnick, Fosse commissioned documentary research for a follow-up feature having to do with the motivations that compel people to become performers, but he found the results uninspiring and abandoned the project.
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  • 1979
    Age 51
    In 1979, Fosse co-wrote and directed a semi-autobiographical film All That Jazz (1979), which portrayed the life of a womanizing, drug-addicted choreographer-director in the midst of triumph and failure.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1977
    Age 49
    In 1977, Fosse had a small role in the romantic comedy Thieves.
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  • 1974
    Age 46
    Fosse performed a song and dance number in Stanley Donen's 1974 film version of The Little Prince.
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  • 1971
    Age 43
    Though Fosse's extramarital affairs put a strain on his and Verdon's marriage and by 1971 they were separated, they never divorced.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 38
    Verdon starred in Sweet Charity in 1966, with Fosse again the choreographer-director, and she starred in Chicago in 1975, with Fosse as director and choreographer. (Fosse won the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical in 1973 with Pippin.)
  • 1960
    Age 32
    In 1960, Fosse was, for the first time, both director and choreographer of a musical called simply Redhead.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 29
    Verdon won her first Tony Award for Best Actress in Damn Yankees (she had won previously for best supporting actress in Can-Can). (Fosse appears in the film version of Damn Yankees, which he also choreographed, in which Verdon reprises her stage triumph as "Lola"; they partner each other in the mambo number, "Who's Got the Pain".) In 1957 Fosse choreographed New Girl in Town, also directed by Abbott, and Verdon won her second Leading Actress Tony.
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  • 1954
    Age 26
    Although Fosse's acting career in film was cut short by typecasting, he was reluctant to move from Hollywood to theatre. Nevertheless, he made the move, and in 1954, he choreographed his first musical, The Pajama Game, followed by George Abbott's Damn Yankees in 1955.
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  • 1953
    Age 25
    His early screen appearances included Give A Girl A Break, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis and Kiss Me Kate, all released in 1953.
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    Fosse was signed to a MGM contract in 1953.
  • 1952
    Age 24
    He remarried in 1952 - to dancer Joan McCracken; this marriage lasted until 1959, when it, too, ended in divorce.
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  • 1950
    Age 22
    Fosse and Niles were regular performers on Your Hit Parade during its 1950-51 season, and during this season Martin and Lewis caught their act in New York's Pierre Hotel and scheduled them to appear on the Colgate Comedy Hour.
  • 1949
    Age 21
    Fosse was first married from 1949 to 1951 to dance partner Mary Ann Niles (1923–1987).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 23, 1927, to a Norwegian American father, Cyril K. Fosse, and Irish-born mother, Sara Alice Fosse (née Stanton), the second youngest of six.
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