Listen: Fosse Verdon, Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon discussed on Fresh Air
"Com and the listeners and members of Kiwi d. Rainshowers expected to become more isolated overnight before the next front arrives early Saturday morning. In the meantime, cloudy chance of showers today and tonight showers will once again decreased by Saturday afternoon rain chances may linger across the far north bay on Sunday. This is fresh air. I'm TV critic David being Cooley sitting in for Terry gross today show is dominated by song and dance. I up will listen back to an archive interview with Gwen Verdon, the Broadway, actress and dancer who electrified audiences in everything from cancan and Damn Yankees to Chicago along with one of her husband's choreographer and film director, Bob Fosse. She's the subject of a new FX miniseries called Fosse Verdon which premieres next Tuesday. Let's begin with my review of f X's Fosse Verdon. If you're a musical theater fan. Just the title Fosse version is enough to make this new FX miniseries. One of the most exciting TV prospects of the year. Gwen Verdon who originated the onstage characters of Lola in Damn Yankees and Roxie Hart in Chicago was one of the best dancers on Broadway. Bob, Fosse's particular style as both choreographer and movie director was dazzlingly different and captured in such films as cabaret still crackles with energy, this eight part drama sets out to tell how they met collaborated fell in love got married and had a daughter, but that's only part of the story which is about a relationship that keeps going long after the marriage has been dissolved. Two of the executive producers of Fossey verdict should be noted at the start one is Nicole Fosse the real life daughter of Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, another is Lin Manuel. Miranda who's Broadway."