Fosse/Verdon: Miniseries (2019)


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Fosse/Verdon

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Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams give viewers plenty of razzle and dazzle in Fosse/Verdon -- a straightforward miniseries that is hampered by rote biographical tropes, but still shimmies with the requisite glitz, grit, and all that jazz audiences crave.

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Critic Ratings: 89

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 9, 2019

Exploring the singular romantic and creative partnership between choreographer/director Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2019

Rising Broadway star Gwen Verdon has a life-changing encounter with ambitious young choreographer Bob Fosse.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2019

As Gwen and Bob pursue separate projects, Gwen thinks back to the beginning of her career, and the circumstances that led her to her current position.

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Air date: Apr 30, 2019

Bob's career takes some huge leaps, while Gwen struggles to overcome personal and professional setbacks.

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Air date: May 7, 2019

As old friends reunite for a weekend at the beach, new tensions emerge between Bob and Gwen.

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Air date: May 14, 2019

As Bob is pulled between multiple projects, he and Gwen begin rehearsals for "Chicago," but the mounting pressure may prove too much to bear.

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Air date: May 21, 2019

Gwen fights to assert her own creative vision on "Chicago," challenging Bob's increasingly dark approach to the musical.

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Air date: May 28, 2019

Gwen looks ahead to an uncertain future, as Bob tells the story of his life on film.

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Cast & Crew

Sam Rockwell
Bob Fosse

Actor
Michelle Williams
Gwen Verdon

Actor
Margaret Qualley
Ann Reinking

Actor
Norbert Leo Butz
Paddy Chayefsky

Actor
Aya Cash
Joan Simon

Actor
Nathan Corddry
Neil Simon

Actor
Evan Handler
Hal Prince

Actor
Susan Misner
Joan McCracken

Actor
Bianca Marroquín
Chita Rivera

Actor
Kelli Barrett
Liza Minnelli

Actor
Richard Holmes
Fred Weaver

Actor
Paul Reiser
Cy Feuer

Actor
Ethan Slater
Joel Grey

Actor
Byron Jennings
George Abbott

Actor
Laura Osnes
Shirley MacLaine

Actor
Thomas Kail
Executive Producer
Steven Levenson
Executive Producer
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Executive Producer
Sam Rockwell
Executive Producer
Michelle Williams
Executive Producer
George Stelzner
Executive Producer
Joel Fields
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Fosse/Verdon: Miniseries

Audience Reviews for Fosse/Verdon: Miniseries

  • Feb 02, 2022
    great fun. Williams, Qualley, and Rockwell are all amazing!
  • Sep 14, 2021
    I think RTs consensus on this is bit harsh..
  • Jun 03, 2021
    "Life is a Cabaret" - lyrics that made Liza Minnelli a musical icon in the 1972 hit Cabaret and Bob Fosse, until then known mainly as a stage choreographer, one of the most renowned film directors of the 1970s. Fosse, a name known to far too few people. In the miniseries Fosse/Verdon we not only learn about Fosse's brilliant rise, but also get deep insights into his turbulent private life. First and foremost, his relationship with the dancer Gwen Verdon, his most loyal companion. The series is produced to a high standard. A setting that takes us on a nostalgic journey back in time to the late 60s, 70s and partly 80s. Ingeniously staged musical sequences that are not used inflationarily as so often in musicals, but always tell a little story and bring us closer to the soul lives of the actors. The latter, of course, would never work without emotional access. Thanks to the realisation of the outstanding cast, however, this is not the case at any point. First of all, Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams set the pace in the roles of the title characters. Two actors from whom one expects the highest art of acting. In fact, this expectation is far surpassed. Rockwell, with Bob Fosse, may not have the most challenging character. A chain-smoking workaholic who sleeps his way through the beds of showbizz and is revered for his undeniable genius. Seen many times before, but Rockwell manages to make Fosse an unexpectedly likeable character with irresistible charisma and wit. He also moves brilliantly, which clearly stands out in the dance scenes. Once again, however, Michelle Williams plays a class above as Fosse's wife Gwen Verdon. Their joint performances are absolute highlights every time anyway, but you always get the feeling that Williams is playing Rockwell up against the wall. She disappears into the role and makes the actress behind the character unrecognisable. The way she imitates Verdon's voice is a bull's eye in every octave and here too you would think Williams was a multi-award winning dancer herself. She also manages to always hoist sympathy to her side because she always stirs you up emotionally. The rest of the ensemble also perform at their best, especially Margaret Qualley as Fosse's liaison Ann Reinking. Combined with the technical fireworks, Fosse/Verdon is a show absolutely worth watching. It's worth watching for Rockwell and William's electric chemistry alone. If you have no affinity for the musical genre, you will roll your eyes in places and struggle through the episodes. However, as these are not the focus, but rather the romantic and professional partnership between the title characters, it also offers plenty of profound moments. The plot is very fast-paced and there are time jumps backwards and forwards, which can be confusing at times. This is also the only criticism that can be levelled at the series. Sometimes it doesn't know exactly where it's going and gets a little lost in its fast-paced making. It also depends a lot on whether one is interested in Bob Fosse's career. For anyone with a fascination for musicals and chaotic characters, Fosse/Verdon is a true gem.
  • Feb 14, 2021
    With all the glitz, glam, and razzle-dazzle, Fosse/Verdon is a force from beginning to tragic end. With a sensational cast led by the immaculate Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, there is no question why this award winning miniseries is a must-see.
  • Jan 06, 2021
    Anchored by the savvy performances of leads Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon pays tribute to two Broadway legends while portraying the humane side of its famous icons.
  • May 15, 2019
    The scripts are improving, but Michelle Williams has been stellar, throughout.
  • May 08, 2019
    This is a phenomenal show! Michelle Williams IS Gwen Verdon and Sam Rockwell absolutely nails another precise character. So well done ALL!
  • May 08, 2019
    LOVE this show! Michelle William IS Gwen Verdon and Sam Rockwell is great as Fosse - GREAT, GREAT show!
  • May 03, 2019
    Rockwell and Williams perform an exquisite dance around the addiction.
  • Apr 30, 2019
    If you are into soap operas by all means watch this nonsense. But if you'd like to see a well made movie about Fosse just watch All That Jazz. Very poorly conceived, even with fine actors in the leads.

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