Razzle Dazzle: The Life and Works of Bob Fosse

Razzle Dazzle: The Life and Works of Bob Fosse

by Kevin Boyd Grubb, Judith A. Stagnitto
     
 
On September 23, 1987, twenty-three minutes after the curtain went up on the Washington, D.C. premier of his Sweet Charity revival, Bob Fosse suffered a fatal heart attack.

Hollywood, Broadway, and his friends mourned the loss of the dancer, director, and choreographer whose talent and flair transformed the look of American dance. Instead of creating dance

Overview

On September 23, 1987, twenty-three minutes after the curtain went up on the Washington, D.C. premier of his Sweet Charity revival, Bob Fosse suffered a fatal heart attack.

Hollywood, Broadway, and his friends mourned the loss of the dancer, director, and choreographer whose talent and flair transformed the look of American dance. Instead of creating dance numbers that were merely musical interludes, Fosse's routines reflected the plots of his shows.

The public best remembers Bob Fosse for his Broadway hits Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago, and Dancin' and for his films Lenny, Star 80, and the Academy Award-winning Cabaret. Dancers revere him for recognizing many of their singing and acting abilities. He elevated "gypsies" to the status of "players," and not only made a star of his former wife, Gwen Verdon, the red-haired muse who remained his primary dance collaborator even after their separation, but also launched actresses Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Ann Reinking, and song-and-dance man Ben Vereen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312055028
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.78(d)

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