Fosse Box Office Action Hot and Heavy Day After Tony Win; Is London in Future?

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The Tony Award for Best Musical pumped the Fosse box office with an extra shot of steam heat the day after the Livent-produced revue of Bob Fosse dances won the American theatre's top prize.

The Tony Award for Best Musical pumped the Fosse box office with an extra shot of steam heat the day after the Livent-produced revue of Bob Fosse dances won the American theatre's top prize.

Fosse, whose sales at the Broadhurst Theatre have been solid and consistently higher than 90 percent capacity since it opened in January 1999, was booming June 7, the day after it won for Best Orchestrations and Best Musical.

"We are easily tripling what we usually do at the box office," a Fosse spokesperson told Playbill On-Line the afternoon of June 7. "We had a very strong morning. Phones just keep ringing. There's been a line all morning. We're having a very good day."

Fosse begins a national tour in Chicago in September at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts-Oriental Theatre. The musical, which includes classic Fosse choreography for "Steam Heat," "Sing Sing Sing" and "Mein Herr," has attracted interest from London presenters, but a spokesman had no official word about the show having a life in the West End.

Gwen Verdon, the show's artistic consultant, said backstage at the Tony Awards that Fosse might be presented as early as February 2000 in London.

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