“Fosse/Verdon”: FX Unpacks Their Star-Crossed Chemistry

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In recent years, FX has become known for its limited and anthology series thanks to properties like American Horror Story, American Crime Story and Feud.

Their latest will take a deep dive into the lives and stage collaborations of two indelible artists: Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon (Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams). His singular approach to dance helped him redefine choreography and led to his emergence as a visionary filmmaker. Her unique voice and unflagging energy earned her a place in the pantheon of great Broadway performers.

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The internet lit up when a new trailer for the show dropped over the weekend, featuring Kelli Barrett and her uncanny resemblance to Liza Minelli in her immortal Cabaret costume. The show airs starting April 9.

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Fosse/Verdon takes a look back through five decades of their lives. Likely on display: How Fosse fueled his manic creativity with drugs, alcohol and sex. Meanwhile, Verdon will topple from the top of the heap (winning an almost-unbelievable four Tony awards in six years) to struggling in an industry obsessed with youth.

Expect much to be made of their symbiosis: his extraordinary vision that she helped to shape— largely uncredited — and how she became Fosse’s shining star as one of the very few performers who could live up to his standards.

Other legends along for the ride include Paddy Chayefsky (Norbert Leo Butz), Neil Simon (Nate Corddry) and Hal Prince (Evan Handler. April 9, get ready for music. Get ready for dance. Get ready for passion — and All That Jazz. fxnetworks.com

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Last modified: March 18, 2019