Bob went to the hospital and back to his childhood. Gwen smuggled girls to him (and got him his own damn room). And Chita got ready to serve “All that Jazz.” How did Twitter react? Check out reactions from Bebe Neuwirth, Laura Benanti, Jonathan Groff and more:
Bebe Neuwirth and Bianca Marroquín
Wickedly talented star of stage and screen Bebe Neuwirth heralded the arrival of Chicago on the show with a flashback to when she opened the long-running Broadway revival alongside Ann Reinking. Bianca Marroquín (who was showered with praise for her performance as Chita Rivera on Fosse/Verdon) gave due respect:
I bow down. My full admiration, respect, love and celebration. ???
— Bianca Marroquín (@biancamarroquin) May 5, 2019
While Bob recovered, critic David Sheward dropped this little nugget of (unrelated but interesting) Fosse history:
I hope before #FosseVerdonFX ends, they show the scene where Bob attends a performance of Steel Magnolias Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel and complains to the usher (me) about his seat.
— David Sheward (@DavidSheward2) May 15, 2019
Poet Rachel McKibbins summed up some of the episode’s finer points in a nutshell:
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Damn. What a devastating episode. Unexpected, impactful & important as fuck. Brilliant direction & editing. I love how they address Fosse's childhood trauma & don't dumb it down for the audience. We're here, we're watching–of course we're smart. #FosseVerdonFX
— Rachel McKibbens (@RachelMcKibbens) May 15, 2019
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Performer and heartthrob Mark MacKillop reminded us that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Fosse/Verdon watch parties have become a form of entertainment in and of themselves:
— Mark MacKillop (@mark_mackillop) May 15, 2019
Speaking of those epic watch parties, Broadway goddess Laura Benanti was there and shared this reaction shot of Jonathan Groff – among a slew of other hilarious tweets:
— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) May 15, 2019
And our wonderful Lin-Manuel Miranda left us with some “Razzle Dazzle” – including choreography from Benanti and Groff:
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 15, 2019
Need more of that hot Fosse/Verdon tea? Find out who texted Chita Rivera about the previous episode!
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Last modified: May 16, 2019