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Bob Fosse

(1927—1987)

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz  

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Bob Fosse's 1979 film about a workaholic film director which was based heavily on his own life. It features Airotica, one of his most aggressively erotic dance numbers.
Ann Reinking

Ann Reinking  

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(b Seattle, 10 Nov. 1949)US dancer, choreographer, and director. She studied ballet locally, at San Francisco Ballet School and with Joffrey, making her debut with the corps de ballet at Radio City ...
Anna Christie

Anna Christie  

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Play by Eugene O'Neill, produced in 1921 and published in 1922, when it received a Pulitzer Prize. It is a revision of his unsuccessful play Chris Christopherson (1920).Chris Christopherson, ...
Ballet in American Theatre

Ballet in American Theatre  

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Ballet has been a feature of regular American theatre, as distinguished from a totally separate ballet theatre with great ballet companies, virtually from the start. Indeed, because we could not ...
Bells Are Ringing

Bells Are Ringing  

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As Broadway-to-Hollywood transplants go, Bells Are Ringing was fairly satisfactory, mainly due to the presence of Judy Holliday. She recreated her stage role as Ella Peterson, the somewhat scatty ...
Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen  

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(1946– ).Stage, film, and television performer. An electric African American dancer–singer–actor, his seemingly boundless energy has made him a favorite in both musicals and dramatic pieces. Vereen ...
cabaret

cabaret  

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Term applied to places of entertainment such as night clubs and to the mus. entertainment provided there. Cabaret in the modern sense began in 1881 when the ‘Chat Noir’ opened in Paris. From this ...
Cabaret

Cabaret  

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One of the relatively few film musicals to be considered a vast improvement on the original Broadway show, Cabaret underwent substantial revisions before it came to the big screen courtesy ...
Carol Haney

Carol Haney  

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B. 24 December 1924, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, d. 10 May 1964, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, USA. While still a student of dance, Haney encountered choreographer Jack Cole who not ...
Chicago

Chicago  

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Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s book for this ‘Musical Vaudeville’, which opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre on 3 June 1975, was based on a play by Maurine ...
Damn Yankees

Damn Yankees  

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Combining the improbable ingredients of a Faustian plot with a baseball setting, Damn Yankees opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York on 5 May 1955. George Abbott and ...
Damn Yankees (film musical)

Damn Yankees (film musical)  

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Although the original 1955 Broadway show kept that title for the London stage production, the 1958 film version was released in the UK as What Lola Wants. Regardless of its ...
Dancin'

Dancin'  

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Bob Fosse had probably been waiting all his life for the opportunity to get rid of those tiresome librettos and get down to what the Broadway musical stage was all ...
Donna McKechnie

Donna McKechnie  

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(1940– ).Stage, television, and film performer. The tall, leggy dancer-actress has rarely played leads on Broadway but has always lit up the stage in supporting roles in musicals. McKechnie was ...
Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields  

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(1905–74), lyricist and librettist.Daughter of Lew Fields and sister of Herbert Fields and Joseph Fields, she was born in Allenhurst, New Jersey, and became in her own right a ...
Dwight Deere Wiman

Dwight Deere Wiman  

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(1895–1951).Stage producer. The busy presenter of plays on Broadway, he also produced fourteen musicals, including five Rodgers and Hart shows. Wiman was born in Moline, Illinois, the son of ...
Fosse, [Robert Louis] Bob

Fosse, [Robert Louis] Bob (1927–1987)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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(1927–1987).

Stage, film, and television choreographer, director, and dancer. A celebrated artist who found success in all

Fosse, Bob

Fosse, Bob (23 June 1927)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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(Robert Louis Fosse; born 23 June 1927 in Chicago, died 23 September 1987 in Washington, D.C.), American actor,

Fosse, Bob

Fosse, Bob (23 Jun. 1927)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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US dancer, choreographer, and producer. The son of vaudeville performers he danced in burlesque from the age of 13 and performed as the opening act of striptease shows at 17. In ...

Fosse, Bob

Fosse, Bob (23 June 1927)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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(b. Chicago, 23 June 1927; d. Washington, 23 Sept. 1987)

Choreographer and director. Fosse began

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