Kathryn Doby (Assistant Choreographer to Bob Fosse; Broadway: Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago, DANCIN’ Film: Sweet Charity, Cabaret, All That Jazz) assisted by Sandahl Bergman (Pippin, DANCIN’, All That Jazz) taught the first LA Fosse Master Class Feb 3 – 7 at the Debbie Reynolds Studio. Kathryn started out with teaching Fosse vocabulary that would later be addressed in several sections of signature Fosse dance numbers.
The week was best summed up by participant Tia Robinson on a blog she writes…….
A Love Rekindled
Candy Brown, Lloyd Culbreath, Valarie Pettiford, Dana Moore, and Lynn Sterling lead the morning session of the first Fosse Master Class of the year….”Black Bird” from Liza with a Z
Candy Brown, Lloyd Culbreath, Valarie Pettiford, Dana Moore, Lynn Sterling and “Special Guest Star” Cady Huffman lead the afternoon session of the first Fosse Master Class of the year….”Black Bird” and “Son of a Preacher Man” from Liza with a Z
Room is still left for the December Fosse Master Class………..
Dates: December 2 – 6
Time: Mon Wed Fri 10:30 – 12:30 Tues Thurs 11:30 – 1:30
Place: Manhattan Movement and Art 248 West 60th Street NYC
Cost: $120 CASH
Teachers: Lloyd Culbreath and Valarie Pettiford
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Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Chicago opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and it continues to run at the Ambassador Theatre. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Chicago’s 1996 Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival on Broadway and is its fourth longest-running show.
In celebration of this day, we bring you ‘All That Jazz’ as performed by Bebe Neuwirth on the Rosie O’Donnell Show. Click below to check it out!
And below from the original 1975 productions of CHICAGO are the official commercial …….and second, Jerry Orback and the girls performing “We Want Billy”
VIA Broadway World…..
Amanda Black gives us another wonderful blog post on her perspective of the Fosse Master Class Series and what it means to her and fellow participant Anna Schnaitter.
Click the link below…………
Louise Quick passed away today (All Saints Day) at the home of her sister Ellie Quick in Frisco,Colorado. Louise had quietly battled cancer for the past 2 years. Jewel Howard, intimate friend of the Quick sisters, related that Louise passed away peacefully with friends and family surrounding her…….her room having a view of the snow filled Colorado mountains.
More information to come………..we love you Louise!
This summer the The Fosse Master Class Series was honored to have the one and only Louise Quick teach “The Manson Trio” from Bob Fosse’s original production of Pippin. Louise worked with Fosse in pre-production on all the dance numbers for that show. She later went on to London with Gene Foote to stage that production of Pippin.
Louise, a Broadway veteran, started her career in the chorus of Bye Bye Birdie. She was a replacement in the original production of Sweet Charity and went on to assist Fosse and dance in the movie version. She was also in the movie Cabaret, as well as, assisting Fosse on the award winning television special Liza with a Z.
Louise is an inspiration to anyone that meets her and was a true champion for the Verdon Fosse Estate from inception.
We honor her here with a video clip of Louise Quick, Dana Moore, Lloyd Culbreath, and the participants of The June Fosse Master Class Series working on one of Fosse’s most famous trios.
And they just keep on coming!! The force of nature known as Gene Foote stopped by the Fosse Master Class Series on Thursday. Gene (Original Cast member of Pippin, Sweet Charity, and Chicago) took time to tell stories, give history of movements, and clean the participants learning The Frug from Sweet Charity. All attending were inspired by Gene’s love of his craft and his heartfelt respect for Bob Fosse. More guest appearances to come in 2014………
(Left to Right) Chicago Original Cast Members Candy Brown, Gene Foote, Jerry Orbach, Ron Schwinn, Pamela Sousa, and Dick Korthaze