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Linda Haberman taught a sold-out FOSSE Work Session at Steps on Broadway. Haberman served as assistant choreographer for Bob Fosse’s last original musical, BIG DEAL, and also performed in DANCIN’ and PIPPIN. Check out a short video clip from class (“Beat Me Daddy” from BIG DEAL).
Broadway Dance Center is proud to host The Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC for a series of 3-hour master classes, in which students will learn iconic Fosse® rep under the direction of Fosse® veterans. Don’t miss your chance to train in one of Broadway’s most acclaimed techniques! These Adv FOSSE® REP classes are for dancers ages 16+.
Each week, students will learn choreography from the previous episode of Fosse/Verdon on FX! Click here to register.
Stephanie Pope (BIG DEAL, SWEET CHARITY, FOSSE) and J Ryan Carroll visited Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey to teach “Bye, Bye Blackbird” to a class of enthusiastic and hard-working students. Great job, dancers!
The Verdon Fosse Legacy mourns the loss of Stanley Donen. Donen directed such films as “Give A Girl A Break” (1953), “The Pajama Game” (1957), “Damn Yankees” (1958), and “The Little Prince” (1974).
Fosse veteran Stephanie Pope (BIG DEAL, SWEET CHARITY) taught a master class to dancers of KMJ Jazz Company and Expressions Dance in North Carolina. Aren’t these kids just the cutest little “blackbirds” you ever did see?
5 Things We Learned at TCA 2019: Day 7
“Fosse/Verdon” Leans on Fosse Biography, Nicole Fosse for Accuracy
The upcoming eight-episode series, starring Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams as his partner Gwen Verdon, is based on Sam Wasson’s “Fosse” biography and the input of Nicole Fosse, the pair’s daughter who acts as a producer for the show. But when asked if “Fosse/Verdon” reached out to anyone else depicted in the series (including Shirley MacClaine and Ann Reinking), especially after Olivia de Havilland sued over the portrayal of her on “Feud,” the creative team demurred, pointing to the extensive research and interviews that Wasson had originally done for the book.
“There’s also archival material and all sorts of other stuff to look at,” said executive producer Joel Fields, who most recently painstakingly fact-checked fact versus fiction on “The Americans.” “But our goal is to explore a relationship between [Fosse and Verdon] and to do it in an authentic way, and we are never looking to whip something up. So I don’t think that’s been an issue for us. It’s been easy to follow what the truth was as we see it and to try to let the drama flow out of that.”
The mission of The Verdon Fosse Legacy is to promote, preserve, and protect the artistic and intellectual property of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. We are excited to announce the inaugural VFL Protégé Program, an invited educational and experiential training for the next generation of teachers and reconstructeurs of Bob Fosse’s choreography.
The Verdon Fosse Legacy would like to welcome Michael McArthur to our newly realized Protégé Program. Michael has been studying, performing, and assisting various teachers at the Verdon Fosse Legacy for several years. He has vast experience working in film and on stage in many disciplines in dance including modern, ballet, and jazz, and has served both as a swing and dance captain. Michael also spent 10 years with the Radio City Rockettes under the direction of Bob Fosse dancer, Linda Haberman.
The FX miniseries FOSSE/VERDON will premiere on April 9th, 2019. The show stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in the title roles. Nicole Fosse is co-executive producer.