Bob Fosse Dancin

Bob Fosse’s “Dancin” is confirmed to be a Broadway hit this spring

Bob Fosse’s 1978 all-singing, dancing revue “Dancin'”, which the choreographer’s late daughter called “a magic carpet ride”, is heading back to Broadway.

Nicole Fosse told The Associated Press that “Everything is inside it.” It has politics, childlike humor, and history. And it also contains romance. My father understood that theaters are not only for entertainment but learning. He was firm in his belief that you must entertain your audience.

It is difficult to revive Bob Fosse’s “Dancin” show, largely because there is neither a book nor a recording. It is a series of unconnected dance pieces that push 16 dancers to their limits. Fosse says, “From the opening number you’re taken to a magical carpet ride through the human experience.”

The Music Box Theatre will host performances starting March 2, 2023. An opening night is scheduled for March 19. The revival was tested at The Old Globe in San Diego last spring.

Wayne Cilento was nominated for a Tony Award as a Tony Award nominee for his role in the revival. He will direct and stage the musical staging.

Christine Colby Jacques also provided choreography input. She was an understudy in Fosse’s original production, which meant she had all the parts to learn and whose recall was invaluable. Producers call the show “120 minutes wall-to-wall dancing” and have “refreshed it” to keep it current.

The original production of “Dancin'” ran for four years from 1978 to 1982. It won two Tony Awards, including best choreography. You will find dances to songs by Dolly Parton and Jerry Jeff Walker.

Fosse was the meticulous mind behind “Chicago,” “All That Jazz,” and “Cabaret,” which featured the angular movements of Fosse and his bowler hats.

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