Bob Fosse News

Date Of Birth:
June 23, 1927
Date Of Death:
September 23, 1987 (60)
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gender:
Male
Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Andrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour at Hollywood Pantages this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The producers of the 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN are thrilled to announce that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, will reprise the role for the L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages. The engagement will run October 21st through November 9th. Tickets are now on sale to the general public online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard (Opens daily at 10am.) (more...)

Giuseppe Rotunno Remembers Bob Fosse & ALL THAT JAZZ
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2014

Legendary cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno reflects on working with master stage and screen director Bob Fosse on the movie musical ALL THAT JAZZ as part of a new interview. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Completes High-Flying PIPPIN National Tour Cast as 'Berthe'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced full casting and rehearsals begin today for the U.S. national tour which launches on September 6, 2014 at The Buell Theatre. Lucie Arnaz joins the cast in the role of Pippin's trapeze-flying grandmother, Berthe. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). (more...)

BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Hits Another Home Run with Peppy DAMN YANKEES
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 26, 2014

A buoyant, truly impressive local revival directed by Alan Souza, 3-DT's DAMN YANKEES is a true audience pleaser, highlighted by an enthusiastic cast and spirited re-imagined sequences that are truly Broadway-caliber. This all-new production is now playing at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton through July 27, then travels to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center from August 2-10. (more...)

New Kickstarter For SAVE A DANCE! To Preserve Work of Robbins, Fosse, Bennett, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 25, 2014

A new Kickstarter account has been created in support of the new dance preservation and presentation initiative SAVE A DANCE! (more...)

She's Back in Just No Time at All! Andrea Martin Will Return to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN just announced that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of "Berthe" in the production, will return to the role for 24 performances only, Tuesday September 2nd through Sunday September 21st. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of "Berthe" through Sunday, August 31. PIPPIN is now in its second smash year at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Time to Start Livin! Backstage with PIPPIN's New 'Berthe'- Priscilla Lopez
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 23, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of 'Fastrada' in the original production of Pippin in 1973, just joined the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Berthe' last night. BroadwayWorld was at the Music Box Theatre for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

Ocean Professional Theatre Company Presents CHICAGO, 7/24-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

CHICAGO, the amazing Tony Award-winning musical and longest running American Musical in Broadway history continues OPTC's 2014 Season from July 24th - August 2nd. The play is directed and choreographed by Karen Babcock, with music direction by Jonathan Marro. (more...)

Melinda Buckley's MOTHER Set for FringeNYC, 8/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

MB Associates in association with the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents MOTHER, a new solo play by Broadway performer, choreographer and comedienne Melinda Buckley. Christine Renee Miller directs five performances from August 16-23, 2014 at Venue #5: The Celebration of Whimsy aka The C.O.W., 21 Clinton Street (between Houston and Stanton) in NYC. (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present MORE BROADWAY ON BUTLER, 8/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Act II Playhouse in Ambler continues its summer of entertainment with More Broadway on Butler, a lively musical review featuring numbers from many popular Broadway shows. The production runs Thursdays-Sundays, Aug. 7-17. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AFT Reprises a Winning PACKER FANS FROM OUTER SPACE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 14, 2014

After attending American Folklore Theater's Packer Fans From Outer Space twice in one week, the smiles and laughter can still be remembered, a Door County memory to revisit regularly, even when the company's name changes next year to Northern Sky Theater. Lee Becker, Frederick Heide and James Kaplan collaborated as composers, lyricists, and writers of professional theater that brings to the Peninsula Park Stage this cadre of unforgettable characters in an unimaginable story. A story set in 1953 where one Juddville apple farmer, Harvey Keister, saves the intergalactic Packers from extinction by the intergalactic Bears, and in the battle, saves the earthly Green Bay Packers from their demise as Wisconsin's football team. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 3D Theatricals' DAMN YANKEES Boasts Miles of HEART
by Don Grigware - Jul 14, 2014

Belonging to the Golden Age of Broadway musicals, Damn Yankees opened in New York in 1955, winning 7 Tony Awards and was made into a feature film in 1958, starring its original Tony winners Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon. In fact, Damn Yankees sparked the long-time fruitful collaboration between Verdon and choreographer Bob Fosse. Legendary stuff! Now in a dazzling revival at 3D Theatricals in Fullerton, America's number one sport baseball - well, in the 50s anyway - is given a finely honed treatment...the perfect summer entertainment. (more...)

Short North Stage Announces 2014-15 Season - SUNSET BOULEVARD, FUGITIVE SONGS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Short North Stage will present its 2014-15 season starting on October 2 with Sunset Boulevard, the musical version of Billy Wilder's Academy Award-winning 1950 movie of the same name. The score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is considered by many to be one of his finest. The book and lyrics are by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Sunset Boulevard is a Hollywood legend about a faded 1920s silent-screen star, Norma Desmond, who lives in a decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. A chance meeting with a down-and-out screenwriter, Joe Gillis, feeds into her dream of writing a film that will be her comeback to the silver screen. Winning Tony Awards on Broadway for Best Musical, Best Book and Score and Best Actress in 1995, Sunset Boulevard opened originally in London starring Patti LuPone and later productions featured such stars as Betty Buckley, Glenn Close, Diahann Caroll and Petula Clark. Actor Hugh Jackman made his first stage splash as Joe Gillis in the Australian production. Performances run from Oct 2-19 on the Garden Theater Main Stage. (more...)

Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Join the Cast of Broadway's PIPPIN as 'Berthe,' 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of “Fastrada” in the original production of Pippin in 1973, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of “Berthe” for a limited engagement, Tuesday, July 22 – Wednesday, August 27. Annie Potts will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, July 20. Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who created the role of Pippin in the original 1972 production, will extend his run in the show as “Charles” through Sunday, August 17. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour to Return to Nashville, 10/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, has the distinction of being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of ever slowing down. CHICAGO will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement from October 21-26. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Susan Schulman Guests on 'Backstage With Peter LeDonne'
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 03, 2014

Longtime theatrical Ad Man, Peter LeDonne, is now a New York radio host on 970 AM The Answer with Backstage with Peter LeDonne. Peter's show airs every Sunday from 12 Noon to 1 PM. He will have special guests, including Jamie deRoy who is Peter's Night Life Correspondent and will provide listeners with information about what's going on in the New York City live entertainment scene. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Philly People Behind the Curtain' Choreographer/Director/Artist Dann Dunn
by Pati Buehler - Jun 30, 2014

If busy people get things done then Dann Dunn would be at the top of many theatrical lists. Dunn's creativity goes far beyond a choreographer. Here's a taste of what this award winning talented dancer/director/performer has been up to. (more...)

Lindsay Roginski Makes Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO as 'Roxie' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tonight, June 30, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago will welcome Lindsay Roginski in her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

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