Dancin' (Sept 1979) by Bob Fosse Ann Reinking - Broadhurst Theatre
Dancin' is a musical revue first produced in 1978, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, who won a Tony Award for the choreography. The show is a tribute to the art of dance, and the music is a collection of mostly American songs, many with a dance theme from a wide variety of styles, from operetta to jazz to classical to marches to pop. In his New York Times review, Richard Eder writes the show is designed to be a musical show — there is no story line. He states that Ann Reinking is clearly the star and she is at her best in the high point of the evening, "Benny's Number", which recreates Benny Goodman and his band using "Sing, Sing, Sing". He also mentions several other dances, such as "Dancin' Man", with the entire cast dressed in "ice-cream" suits and lavender shirts; and "Fourteen Feet", where the shoes are nailed to the floor, and the dancers proceed to move within those confines. He sums up by writing "precision and style mark the evening at its best", but they serve very little. Ambassador Theatre and ran for a total of 1,774 performances (including previews). Additional choreography was by Christopher Chadman. After the extraordinary success of the dance-intensive A Chorus Line, Fosse proposed a show with little dialogue and singing. Fosse's concept for the show was to use classical and show music, popular music, rock and roll, Mozart, Bach, George M. Cohan, and contemporary music by Neil Diamond and Melissa Manchester, anything except a new score written by a collaborator. He stated publicly that the project would free him from the burden of an artistic partnership: "When you have collaborators, you have all those midnight meetings. I'm tired of those...So I just decided to meet myself at midnight.
Dancin' (Sept 1979) Directed & Choreographed by Bob Fosse Ann Reinking - Broadhurst Theatre.
Playbill / Program Date Sept 1979
Run: Mar 27, 1978 - Jun 27, 1982
Size 135 x 215 mm 66 Pages Lots of Cast and Show Info
Condition: Used Good (Cover has some marks Print stains and Date) 7/10
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