Go Inside Fosse/Verdon With Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell, and More

Film & TV News   Go Inside Fosse/Verdon With Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell, and More
 
Writer Steven Levenson and director Thomas Kail share the stories behind the upcoming FX limited series.
Fosse/Verdon_FX_Production_Photos_2019_HR
Michelle Williams and Bob Fosse Craig Blankenhorn/FX

Before Fosse/Verdon premieres April 9, FX offers a longer inside look at the limited series.

Featuring scenes, songs, and new interviews with stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams (who play Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, respectively), plus showrunner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen) and director Thomas Kail (Hamilton), the new video takes viewers behind the scenes as the people involved explain why the story of Fosse and Verdon is still so resonant on and off Broadway.

Watch the new video here.

Fosse/Verdon_FX_Production_Photos_2019_HR
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams Eric Liebowitz/FX

"The fact that people think of Fosse, but they don't think of Fosse [and] Verdon, it's a pity," says executive producer Joel Fields.

Adds Williams, "When they first got together, it was Gwen who was the star. It was Gwen who was really the toast of the town."

And as audiences watch Fosse create the work that will make him famous—with Verdon at his side and contributing more than was ever previously acknowledged—Levenson wants to show everyone what making art requires.

"What we're hoping to do is explore, as artists, what it's like to make art," adds Levenson. "Not only the joy of that and the triumph when you get it right, but the pain of getting it wrong. And the sweat and tears that it inevitably requires to make something great."

Also set to appear in the series are Ethan Slater as Joel Grey, Ahmad Simmons as Ben Vereen, Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli, Bianca Marroquin as Chita Rivera, Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky, and Laura Osnes as Shirley MacLaine.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an executive producer on the series, along with Kail, Levenson, Fosse and Verdon’s daughter Nicole Fosse, George Stelzner, and Joel Fields. Andy Blankenbuehler serves as choreographer on the series with Broadway alum Susan Misner, with Alex Lacamoire as supervising music producer.

Click Here to Shop for Theatre
Merchandise in the Playbill Store
 
Recommended Reading:
 X

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting playbill.com with your ad blocker.
Thank you!