The “Fosse/Verdon” Premiere Has Arrived and Twitter Is Reacting

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Bob and Gwen watching Liza

Bob and Gwen watching Liza by Michael Parmelee courtesy FX

The Fosse/Verdon premiere featured epic lines (“Can she act?”), stellar dancing, and an introduction to the dark, smoky, well-choreographed world of greats Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). With hope and hype for the show running high, Twitter couldn’t wait to weigh in:

Eric McCormack

Will himself, Eric McCormack, compared Fosse/Verdon to another passionate period piece:

Frankie Leo Bennett

“America’s Favorite Twin/Otter Hybrid” Frankie Leo Bennett was charmed from the start:

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Jeremy Beck

Movie critic Jeremy Beck suggested an alternate title:

Brian Balthazar

The show got a lot of people in the mood to dance, including TV Host Brian Balthazar:

Janie Haddad Tompkins

Janie Haddad Tompkins, actress and wife of comedian Paul F. Tompkins, admitted there was at least one Fosse move she couldn’t have pulled off:

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Fosse/Verdon producer and Broadway luminary Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted a hilariously thorough live-tweeting watch party with director Tommy Kail – and promises more stars will join him for the next week’s episode:

What did you think of Rockwell’s fussy Bob Fosse, Williams’ vivacious Gwen Verdon, Kelli Barrett’s lusty Liza Minnelli and the prostitute filled world (“Does pornography count?”) of “Life Is a Cabaret”? Sound off in the comments below:

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Last modified: April 16, 2019

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