Mere mortals to evoke Verdon & Fosse, giants of American dance

Nicole Fosse (middle), artistic director of The Verdon Fosse Legacy and co-producer of a newly announced FX Networks mini-series now in development about her parents’ professional and romantic bond, poses with the talented actors, Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell, slated to play the leading roles of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse.

On the one hand, it’s too bad Bob Fosse isn’t around to do this! But filling in, in his stead, is a high-caliber creative team comprising Lin-Manuel Miranda (producer), Tommy Kail (director), Steven Levenson (book), and, “Hamilton” choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (choreographer). The miniseries will be based upon Fosse, the biography by Sam Wasson.

Remarked Nicole Fosse, “My mother and father have one of the greatest love stories ever known. They were extremely complex people with an indestructible bond, loyalty, and trust that endured both fantasy and reality. Finally, we have a creative team with the talent and wisdom to tell the story.”

Very wise words, with a lot of heart. Can’t wait to see the outcome.

Top photo credit: The Verdon Fosse Legacy Twitter feed

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