Bob Fosse Dancin’ musical revue production photographs, 1978

Eleven promotional black and white production performance photographs featuring the “18 very hardworking dancers” of Bob Fosse’s Tony Award winning three act Broadway musical revue Dancin’ stepping through dozens of dance styles.

Calypso “Percussion” company end Act I

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“I Wanna Be A Dancin’ Man” opening Act II, with the entire company dressed in ice-cream colored suits and lavender shirts

DancinHatArmsUp1Dancin’ opened on March 27, 1978 running four years for a total of 1774 performances at two different Broadway Theatres. Broadhurst Theatre, (3/27/1978-11/29/1980) Ambassador Theatre, (11/30/1980 – 6/27/1982)

Benny’s Number “Sing, Sing, Sing” company opening Act IIi

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Rene Ceballos, Vicki Frederick and Linda Haberman “Percussion” Part I Act I

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Recollections of an old dancer “Mr. Bojangles” Christopher Chadman opening Act I

DancinBojanglesBob Fosse as interviewed by Kevin Kelly for the Boston Globe, 1978

“I guess I’ve learned bits and pieces from just about everything I’ve done. But, still I’m not kidding when I say I have periodic bouts of fear about what I’m doing. I deal with. I come out OK.

Right now, in the middle of Dancin’, the fear’s minimal. One of the reasons is that it’s not a big Broadway musical in the financial sense. It’s relatively simple, not a million dollar zinger. It’s a big modest Broadway musical, emphasis on modest. It’s a bit easier to work without all that heavy financial pressure. The show’s in three acts, with simple but effective scenery. The three acts are not just for innovation. The cast is made up of 18 very hardworking dancers and they need the intermissions to recoup. There’s no book, just a series of dance pieces some telling a story, some existing for themselves.”

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Edward Love lower center “I’VE GOT THEM FEELIN’ TOO GOOD TODAY BLUES” Act III

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Christopher Chadman was a performer and dance captain.

DancinSoloMale“Fourteen Feet” Act II, where the dancers shoes were nailed to the floorDancinHands

“RECOLLECTIONS OF AN OLD DANCER” three act Dancin’ PLAYBILL

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Bob Fosse Dancin’ musical revue rehearsals, 1978