Fosse, the revue of Bob Fosse's dances and musical numbers, will end its Broadway run Sept. 1, ending on a high note: The Tony Award-winning show has been a strong seller and is expected to enjoy a healthy summer run starring Ben Vereen and guest star Ann Reinking.
A spokesman for the show confirmed the closing announcement, and said the cast was told May 29. By May 30, posters in and around Times Square announced the closing — "final bow," they proclaim. Reinking, who co-created, co-directed and co-choreographed the musical, will join Vereen for brief stints over the summer (as she did earlier this year when Vereen guested in the ensemble show). Reinking is currently preparing the European tour of Fosse, which won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Musical. The North American national tour continues into 2002. The Broadway run will have played 22 previews and 1,108 performances by Sept. 1.
The shuttering comes as a surprise to those who perceived the show as still having — pardon the pun — "legs." For the week ending May 27, the show was playing to 90 percent of capacity. A spokesman for the show said the producers made their investment back.
Dance of Death by August Strindberg is expected to be the next tenant at the Broadhurst (see related story).
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