From Damn Yankees to Chicago: Look Through the Collaborations of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse

Archival Photos   From Damn Yankees to Chicago: Look Through the Collaborations of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse
 
The famed director-choreographer and Broadway star collaborated on multiple Broadway shows.
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Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse in rehearsal for New Girl in Town Friedman-Abeles/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

Famed director-choreographer Bob Fosse and Broadway icon Gwen Verdon collaborated on multiple Broadway shows including Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, and Chicago.

It was recently announced that the two would be the subject of a new limited series based on Sam Wasson’s biography Fosse. FX’s Fosse/Verdon will star Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams who will also executive produce alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Gwen Verdon won Tony Awards for her performances in Can-Can, Damn Yankees, New Girl in Town, and Redhead. She was also nominated for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago. Verdon, who died in 2000, was the artistic advisor for Fosse, the Tony-winning Broadway musical that re-created scenes from many Bob Fosse productions. Fosse was the director and/or choreographer of Chicago, Sweet Charity, Big Deal, Dancin', Pippin, Little Me, Redhead, New Girl in Town, Bells Are Ringing and The Pajama Game. Fosse, who married Verdon in 1960, died in 1987.

Flip through photos of their Broadway collaborations below:

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