Fosse was again nominated for Best Director, Hoffman also received a nomination for Best Actor. Fosse performed a song and dance in Stanley Donen's 1974 film version of The Little Prince. According to AllMusic, "Bob Fosse stops the show with a slithery dance routine." In 1977, Fosse had a small role in the romantic comedy Thieves.
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Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 23, 1927, to a...
During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Fosse transitioned...
Notable distinctions of Fosse's style included the use of...
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Bob Fosse, nome completo Robert Louis Fosse ( Chicago, 23 giugno 1927 – Washington, 23 settembre 1987 ), è stato un coreografo, ballerino, regista, attore e sceneggiatore statunitense . Vinse, primato senza precedenti, otto Tony Awards per la coreografia e uno per la regia.
Bob Fosse (n. 23 iunie 1927, Chicago, Illinois, SUA – d. 23 septembrie 1987, Washington, D.C., Districtul Columbia (d), SUA) a fost un regizor de film, actor de film, coregraf, scenarist, actor american, care a primit Premiul Emmy, Premiul Oscar pentru cel mai bun regizor pentru Cabaret și opt premii Tony
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Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 23, 1927, to a Norwegian American father, Cyril K. Fosse, a traveling salesman for The Hershey Company,and Irish-born mother, Sara Alice Fosse (née Stanton), the fifth of six children. When he was 13 years old, Fosse performed in Greater Chicago with Charles Grass, under the name The Riff Brothers. After being recruited during World War II, Fosse was placed in the variety show Tough Situation which toured military and naval bases in the Pacific. After the war, Fosse moved to New York City with the ambition of being the new Fred Astaire. His first stage role was in Call Me Mister, where he met his first wife and dance partner, Mary Ann Niles (1923–1987). Fosse and Niles were regular performers on Your Hit Parade in its 1950-51 season. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis caught their act in New York's Pierre Hotel and scheduled the couple to appear on the Colgate Comedy Hour. In a 1986 interview Fosse told an...
During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Fosse transitioned from film to theater. In 1954, he choreographed his first musical, The Pajama Game, followed by George Abbott's Damn Yankees in 1955. It was while working on Damn Yankees that he first met rising star Gwen Verdon, whom he married in 1960. For her work in Damn Yankees, Verdon won her first Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1956. She had previously won a Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actress...
In 1957 Fosse choreographed the film version of The Pajama Game starring Doris Day. The next year, Fosse appeared in and choreographed the film version of Damn Yankeesin which Verdon reprised her stage triumph as the character Lola. Fosse and Verdon were partners in the mambo number "Who's Got the Pain". Fosse directed five feature films. His first, Sweet Charity (1969) starring Shirley MacLaine, is an adaptation of the Broadway musical he had directed and choreog...
Notable distinctions of Fosse's style included the use of turned-in knees, the "Fosse Amoeba", sideways shuffling, rolled shoulders and jazz hands. With Astaire as an influence, Fosse used props such as bowler hats, canes and chairs. His trademark use of hats was influenced by his own self-consciousness, according to Martin Gottfried in his biography of Fosse, "His baldness was the reason that he wore hats, and was doubtless why he put hats on his dancers." Fosse used gloves in his performances because he did not like his hands. Some of his most popular numbers include "Steam Heat" (The Pajama Game) and "Big Spender" (Sweet Charity). The "Rich Man's Frug" scene in Sweet Charityis another example of his signature style. For Damn Yankees, Fosse was inspired by the "father of theatrical jazz dance", Jack Cole. In 1957, Verdon and Fosse studied with Sanford Meisner to develop a better acting technique. According to Michael Joosten, Fo...
Fosse married dance partner Mary Ann Niles (1923–1987) on May 3, 1947 in Detroit. In 1952, a year after he divorced Niles, he married dancer Joan McCracken in New York City;this marriage lasted until 1959, when it ended in divorce. His third wife was dancer and actress Gwen Verdon. In 1963, they had a daughter, Nicole Fosse, who later became a dancer and actress. Fosse's extramarital affairs put a strain on the marriage and by 1971 they were separated, although they remained legally married until his death in 1987. Verdon never remarried. Fosse met dancer Ann Reinking during the run of Pippin. According to Reinking, their romantic relationship ended "toward the end of the run of Dancin'." Fosse was sporadically linked with actress Jessica Langein the 1970s. During rehearsals for The Conquering Hero in 1961 Fosse was revealed to have epilepsywhen he suffered a seizure onstage.
Fosse died of a heart attack on September 23, 1987, at George Washington University Hospital while the revival of Sweet Charity was opening at the nearby National Theatre. He had collapsed in Verdon's arms on the sidewalk outside the Willard Hotel. As he had requested, Verdon and Nicole Fosse scattered his ashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Quogue, Long Island, where Fosse had been living with his girlfriend of four years.
At the 1973 Academy Awards, Fosse won the Academy Award for Best Director for Cabaret. That same year he won Tony Awards for directing and choreographing Pippin and Primetime Emmy Awards for producing, choreographing and directing Liza Minnelli's television special Liza with a Z. He is the only person to win all three major industry awards in the same year. Academy Awards Tony Awards Primetime Emmy Awards Golden Globe Awards BAFTA Awards Drama Desk Awards Cannes Film Festival Directors Guild Awards
Fosse was inducted into the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York on April 27, 2007. The Los Angeles Dance Awards, founded in 1994, were called the "Fosse Awards", and are now called the American Choreography Awards. The Bob Fosse-Gwen Verdon Fellowship was established by their daughter, Nicole Fosse, in 2003 at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Reinking and Verdon kept Fosse's unique choreography alive after his death. Reinking played the role of Roxie Hart in the New York revival of Chicago, which opened in 1996. She choreographed the dances in Fosse style for that revival. In 1999, Verdon served as artistic consultant on a Broadway musical designed to showcase examples of classic Fosse choreography. Called simply Fosse, the three-act musical revue was conceived and directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Reinking, and choreographed by Reinking and Chet Walker. Verdon and Fosse's daughter, Nicole, received...Beddow, Margery (1996). Bob Fosse's Broadway. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-435-07002-1.Gottfried, Martin (1990). All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse. Bantam. ISBN 978-0553070385.Grubb, Kevin Boyd (1989). Razzle Dazzle: The Life and Work of Bob Fosse. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-03414-6.Wasson, Sam (2013). Fosse. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-547-55329-0.
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Rođen je kao Robert Louis Fosse u Chicagu u obitelji Norvežanina i Irkinje kao najmlađe od šestero djece. Nakon mature, udružio se s Charlesom Grassom, još jednim mladim plesačem, i počeo suradnju pod imenom, The Rift Brothers. Nastupali su po kazalištima diljem Chicaga. Fosse je angažiran za show Tough Situation, koji se održavao u vojnim i mornaričkim bazama u Pacifiku. Kasnije je rekao kako je tijekom te turneje usavršio svoje performerske, koreografske i redateljske vještine. Preselio se u Hollywood s ambicijom da bude novi Fred Astaire. Prvi filmski nastupi bili su mu u filmovima poput Give Girl A Break, The Affairs of Dobie Gillisi Kiss Me, Kate, svi objavljeni 1953. U posljednjem je izradio koreografiju za kratku sekvencu, što je privuklo pozornost producenata s Broadwaya. Iako je Fosseova karijera na filmu neplanirano završena ranim gubitkom kose, što je ograničilo uloge koje je mogao dobiti, nevoljko se preselio iz Hollywooda u kazalište. 1954. je izradio koreografiju za sv...
Fosse je prvo bio oženjen plesačicom Mary Ann Niles, zatim s plesačicom Joan McCraken od 1951. do 1959., a nakon toga je oženio plesačicu Gwen Verdon, 1960. Dobili su jednu kćer, Nicole Providence Fosse, koja je također plesačica. U sedamdesetima se rastao od Gwen, ali su ostali u braku do njegove smrti. U međuvremenu je bio u vezi s Ann Reinking i Jessicom Lange.
Fosse je bio inovativan koreograf koji je postigao mnoga dostignuća u svom životu. Tijekom The Pajama Game, Fosse je publici pokazao ključni element svoje koreografije, nešto što je smatrao krucijalnim: element iznenađenja. Za Damn Yankees, Fosse je inspiraciju pokupio od "oca američkog jazz plesa", Jacka Colea. Na njega je utjecaj izvršio i Jerome Robbins. Tijekom mjuzikla Redhead, Fosse je uveo jednu od prvih baletnih sekvenci u predstavi koja je sadržavala pet različitih plesnih stilova; Fosseov jazz, can-can, romski ples, koračnicu i stari engleski dvoranski broj. The Conquering Heroje bio Fosseov najizazovniji komad. Tijekom showa je objavljeno da Fosse ima epilepsiju jer je imao napadaj na pozornici tijekom probe. Njegov uspjeh se, međutim, nastavio i nakon toga, a on je i dalje unosio inovacije u svijet brodwayske koreografije. Uveo je trend osvjetljivanja kako bi skrenuo pozornost publike na određene stvari. On i Verdon 1957. radili su s Sanfordom Meisnerom kako razvili bolj...
Fosse je za svoj rad zaradio mnoge nagrade, uključujući nagrade Tony za Pippina i Sweet Charity, Oscar za Cabaret i Emmyja za Liza sa "Z". On je bio prva osoba koja je osvojila sve tri nagrade u istoj godini (1973.). Njegov poluautobiografski film, Sav taj jazz (1979.), osvojio je Zlatnu palmu. Prikazuje strastvenog pušača koji podliježe svojim radoholičarskim navikama. Revija Fosse osvojila je nagradu Tony za najbolji mjuzikl, a 2001.njemu (zajedno s Ann Reinking) Nagradu Laurence Olivier za najbolju kazališnu koreografiju. Dokumenatarac Billa Henryja o Fosseovom radu iz 1990., produciran za PBS-ovu seriju Dance in America: Great Performances, osvojio je Emmyja te godine. Interes za Fosseov rad oživio je nakon ponovnih postavljanja njegovih djela i filma Chicago (2002.). Koreografija Roba Marshalla za film oponaša Fosseov stil, ali izbjegava specifične tehnike iz originala.1953. Give Girl a Break(glumac)1953. Poljubi me, Kate(glumac)1955. Moja sestra Eileen(glumac/koreograf)
Fosse/Verdon Promotional poster GenreDrama Based onFosse by Sam Wasson Developed by Steven Levenson Thomas Kail Starring Sam Rockwell Michelle Williams Norbert Leo Butz Margaret Qualley Theme music composerAlex Lacamoire ComposerNathan Barr Country of originUnited States Original languageEnglish No. of episodes8 Production Executive producers Steven Levenson Thomas Kail Joel Fields Lin-Manuel Miranda George Stelzner Sam Rockwell Michelle Williams Producers Erica Kay Kate Sullivan Brad Carpenter
Fosse/Verdon tells the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Fosse was a filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors. Verdon was a critically acclaimed actress and Broadway dancer who won 4 Tony Awards. The story of the entire series unfolds through back-and-forth flashes of the couple's relationship through the years. It includes the reversals of power and status as well as the contexts in which they happened. It also
The rights to produce a limited-series based on Sam Wasson's biography Fosse were sold to FX Network by executive producer George Stelzner. In the summer of 2016, with the approval of FX creative executives, Stelzner pursued actor/writer Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Thomas Kai
Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Rockwell and Williams had been cast as the leads. On November 19, 2018, it was announced Margaret Qualley and Norbert Leo Butz had been cast in series regular roles and that Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Susan Misner, Bianc
Principal photography for the series commenced in November 2018 in New York City at Silvercup Studios, and lasted until March 2019.
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Fosse is a three-act musical revue showcasing the choreography of Bob Fosse. The musical was conceived by Richard Maltby Jr., Chet Walker, and Ann Reinking.
The first idea for Fosse was conceived by Chet Walker, who was in many of Bob Fosse's shows and served as dance captain. Walker began workshops in New York City, where he hired numerous dancers to begin the process of putting the numerous pieces of choreography on its feet. Livent, a Canadian-based theatrical production company, was the producer of workshops and also the pre-Broadway tour. Fosse started its tour in Toronto. A two-month rehearsal period was held at The National Ballet of Canada s
After 21 previews, the original Broadway production opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on January 14, 1999, and closed on August 25, 2001, after 1,093 performances. The musical was directed by Richard Maltby Jr. and Ann Reinking, with original choreography by Bob Fosse. The co-choreographer was Ann Reinking, with choreography re-creations by Chet Walker and dance reconstructions by Lainie Sakakura and Brad Musgrove with Gwen Verdon as artistic advisor. In 2002, Fosse, featuring Reinking and Ben Ve
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