choreographer Bob Fosse's tribute to the art of dance — is hoping to make its sleek and sexy return to Broadway under the guidance of a veteran Fosse dancer.
A new production of the musical is aiming for a Broadway bow during the 2022-23 season, according to producer ดาวโหลด slotxo Joey Parnes and Nicole Fosse, the late choreographer's daughter.
“What I really love about it is it's so celebratory. And coming out of this pandemic, we have cause to celebrate, right?” Nicole Fosse, the artistic director of The Verdon Fosse Legacy dance training program, told The Associated Press.
The revival will be directed by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento, who was in the original company of “Dancin'” and also was in Fosse's last show in his lifetime on Broadway, “Big Deal.” Cilento calls the chance to helm the revival an honor.
“I get the opportunity to represent Bob and put him back on the boards on Broadway in the 21st century. It's mind- blowing and it's so exciting,” Cilento said. “He's such an incredible artist and it was an honor to sit on the stage and in the studio anywhere with him just watching his artistry.”
“Dancin’” opened on Broadway in 1978 with Ann Reinking also in the cast and ended in 1982 after 1,774 performances. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including best new musical, and it earned Fosse a Tony for choreography.
The show marries high-intensity, varied dancing styles to a soundtrack that includes such artists as Johann Sebastian Bach, Neil Diamond and Carole Bayer Sager. The songs include George M. Cohan's “Yankee Doodle Dandy” to Cat Stevens' “Was Dog a Doughnut.”
“I really see it as a magic carpet ride. The audience gets on the magic carpet and you're taken for a ride,” said Nicole Fosse, the child of Fosse and Gwen Verdon. “I don't ever think of it as a musical revue, although I know back in the '70s it was labeled a musical revue. I've always disagreed with that. There is no plot, but you're taking on a very specific journey.”
The new version will be faithful to the original with perhaps some new orchestrations and a tribute to Fosse tucked inside.
“He was so in touch with the human heart and the pulse of the people — that doesn't go out of style,” Nicole Fosse said. “Bob Fosse was always on the cutting edge, with his fingers on the hot buttons of the days’ issues and the human condition, and so that will continue.”