FX's Fosse/Verdon has enlisted another name from the Hamilton family. Alex Lacamoire boards the upcoming limited series as supervising music producer, joining a team that includes fellow Hamilton Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Andy Blankenbuehler.
As previously reported, Miranda is expected to compose new music for the series, which will explore the personal and professional dynamic between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams) against the backdrop of the shows that defined their legendary Broadway careers, including Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, and Chicago.
Miranda will executive produce alongside Rockwell and Williams, as well as Kail (who will helm the pilot), George Stelzner, Joel Fields, Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Steven Levenson (who penned the pilot and will serve as showrunner), and Fosse and Verdon's daughter Nicole Fosse. Blankenbuehler is set to choreograph with Broadway alum Susan Misner (who will also appear as Joan McCracken).
“The names Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon are attached to a body of work that is truly astounding. I can’t overstate what a joy it is to work on music that still feels innovative and revolutionary to this day," said Lacamoire. “Add to that the fact that I am reunited with my brilliant collaborators Tommy Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Steven Levenson—this is a dream gig, as far as I’m concerned."
“If I am doing anything with music, my first call is to Alex,” added Kail. “My second and third calls are also to him. He’s a stunning musician, and an even better human. He can make music in any style, and I knew he’d fit into this show seamlessly and allow us to have the musical landscape feel authentic and vibrant.”
Levenson echoed Kail's appreciation: "Not only is Alex an astonishing musician and a dream collaborator, he brings an encyclopedic knowledge of the music that defined the careers of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, and he shares with all of us a deep appreciation for the legacy they left behind."
Lacamoire won Tony Awards for orchestrating Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, and In the Heights—each of which also earned him Grammys. He also served as executive music producer on The Greatest Showman.
In addition to Rockwell and Williams, a number of theatre vets are set to play notable Broadway figures, including Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli, Bianca Marroquin as Chita Rivera, Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky, Ethan Slater as Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes as Shirley MacLaine.
The series is currently in production in New York and is slated to premiere in spring 2019.