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: 88

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User Ratings: 40

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 9, 2019

The premier of the series about the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2019

Rising Broadway star Gwen Verdon meets ambitious young choreographer Bob Fosse, and their lives will never be the same.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2019

Gwen and Bob pursue separate projects; Gwen thinks back to the beginning of her career and the circumstances that led her here.

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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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Tv Season Info

Cast & Crew

Norbert Leo Butz
Paddy Chayefsky
Nate Corddry
Neil Simon
Susan Misner
Joan McCracken
Evan Handler
Hal Prince
Paul Reiser
Cy Feuer
Ethan Slater
Joel Grey
Laura Osnes
Shirley MacLaine
Kelli Barrett
Liza Minnelli
Rick Holmes
Fred Weaver
Aya Cash
Joan Simon
Byron Jennings
George Abbott
Thomas Kail
Executive Producer
Steven Levenson
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Joel Fields
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George Stelzner
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Lin-Manuel Miranda
Executive Producer
Michelle Williams
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Sam Rockwell
Executive Producer
Ike Holter
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Critic Reviews for Fosse/Verdon Miniseries

All Critics (88) | Top Critics (42)

[Sam] Rockwell delivers a strong performance as Fosse but it's [Michelle] Williams' incredible work as the soft-spoken Verdon that truly brings this drama alive.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Rockwell is fully invested in a role that challenges him well beyond the semi-caricature he played in Vice. Self-assured and brusque when calling the shots, he's otherwise an emotional adolescent, or sometimes an infant.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Scenes play out as if viewers are seeing them from inside the director's head, experiencing the swings between his hyperego and his crashing insecurity... These moments are ingenious, and they bring a vibrant theatricality to the series.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Fosse/Verdon is extremely watchable and totally fascinating. I enjoyed almost every minute...

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

In "Fosse/Verdon," [Williams and Rockwell] inhabit their roles completely and convincingly.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

"Fosse/Verdon" is a claustrophobic series as opposed to an epic one. What's mostly missing is the thrill of opening night, the chorus line, the music, the whole glorious space of the theater.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

In an incandescent performance, Michelle Williams captures Verdon's intuitive intelligence and irresistible exuberance... while Sam Rockwell depicts the workaholic essence of Fosse's weariness.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The show does a brilliant job of showing the changing dynamics between this married couple through some really tense scenes and dialogues, played masterfully by [Michelle] Williams and [Sam] Rockwell.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While the series has had its ups and downs, it's tried to present the story of two great auteurs in an artistic, unique way, rather than playing everything as a simple, linear biopic.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is enormously disappointing when even an approximation of the spirit of Fosse and Verdon's work, as opposed to its replication, cannot be mustered, in favor of trashy prestige.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite stellar performances from its two lead actors, it never really breaks out of that established biopic framework enough to tell a fresh and compelling story.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

"Fosse/Verdon" pops off the screen with fun and experimental visuals.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fosse/Verdon: Miniseries

  • 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.
  • Apr 11, 2019
    Can't wait for more. I LOVED this!
  • Apr 10, 2019
    The recreation of Fosse's work is incredible. And it illuminates a VITAL part of his story, the influence of the women in his life. Verdon was too often left uncredited when it came to her contributions and it is about time her story be brought to light.

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