Friday, April 5, 2019

The Tangled, Toxic Dance of Fosse/Verdon: New at Reason

By Reason Staff - April 05, 2019 at 03:01PM

'Fosse/Verdon'Director-choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon were the overlords of Broadway for three decades beginning in the early 1950s. Between them, they won 12 Tonys, made some spectacular films, and reinvented American choreography. They teamed up professionally, then married, then plunged into mutual ruination—professional for her, personal for him.

Their all-too-familiar story is the subject of FX's Fosse/Verdon, an eight-hour miniseries that debuts next week. It has too much sheer star power to be bad, but too much predictability to be authentically good. Television critic Glenn Garvin reviews the first two episodes.

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