Fosse/Verdon

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Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. read more
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Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. As Bob journeys from fledgling Broadway choreographer to lauded auteur of stage and screen, he fuels his manic creativity with drugs, alcohol, and sex, often abusing his celebrity and power to feed his appetites. Meanwhile, Gwen goes from a legendary triple threat, winning four Tony Awards in six years, to an actress struggling to stay relevant in an industry obsessed with youth and novelty and double standards. Through it all, Gwen plays an instrumental role in Bob’s work, not only as the greatest interpreter of his choreography, but as a largely unrecognized collaborator, even as their marriage unravels in the face of Bob’s increasingly self-destructive tendencies. Together, Bob and Gwen raise daughter Nicole who finds herself growing up in the long shadow of her parents’ illustrious careers, caught between her desperation for their approval and her determination to forge an identity of her own. Bob and Gwen surround themselves with a tight-knit coterie of fellow artists, friends, collaborators, and rivals: the brilliantly acerbic playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (Norbert Leo Butz); former modern dancer turned homemaker Joan Simon (Aya Cash); Joan’s husband, the comedic genius, playwright Neil Simon (Nate Corddry); and legendary theater producer and director Hal Prince (Evan Handler). Eventually, as Bob and Gwen’s marriage reaches the breaking point, Bob will forge a connection with Ann Reinking (Margaret Qualley), an up-and-coming Broadway dancer who has all the talent and tenacity of a young Gwen Verdon. She hopes to follow in Gwen’s footsteps, but may not have the stomach to put up with everything Bob demands.

Original Release

04/09/2019 on FX

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Cast

Sam Rockwell Bob Fosse
Michelle Williams Gwen Verdon
Evan Handler Hal Prince
Aya Cash Joan Simon
Paul Reiser Cy Feuer
Nate Corddry Neil Simon
Bianca Marroquin Chita Rivera
Kelli Barrett Liza Minnelli
Byron Jennings George Abbott
Norbert Leo Butz Paddy Chayefsky
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Life Is a Cabaret Tuesday, 09 April 2019
2 Who's Got the Pain? Tuesday, 16 April 2019
3 Me and My Baby Tuesday, 23 April 2019
4 Glory Tuesday, 30 April 2019
5 Where Am I Going? Tuesday, 07 May 2019
6 All I Care About Is Love Tuesday, 14 May 2019
7 Nowadays Tuesday, 21 May 2019
8 Providence Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Directors

Thomas Kail, Minkie Spiro, Adam Bernstein, Jessica Yu

Writers

Sam Wasson, Steven Levenson, Thomas Kail, Joel Fields, Charlotte Stoudt, Tracey Scott Wilson, Debora Cahn, Ike Holter

Cast

Sam Rockwell Bob Fosse
Michelle Williams Gwen Verdon
Evan Handler Hal Prince
Aya Cash Joan Simon
Paul Reiser Cy Feuer
Nate Corddry Neil Simon
Bianca Marroquin Chita Rivera
Kelli Barrett Liza Minnelli
Byron Jennings George Abbott
Norbert Leo Butz Paddy Chayefsky
Susan Misner Joan McCracken
Rick Holmes Fred Weaver
Ethan Slater Joel Grey
Margaret Qualley Ann Reinking
Laura Osnes Shirley MacLaine
Jake Lacy Ron
Ari Brand Danny
Morgan Marcell Dancer
Peter Chursin Jr. Christopher Chadman (as Peter Chursin)
Justin Gazzillo Young Bobby

Producers

Sam Rockwell Executive Producer
Joel Fields Executive Producer
Michelle Williams Executive Producer
Nicole Fosse Executive Producer
Lin-Manuel Miranda Executive Producer
Steven Levenson Executive Producer
Tracey Scott Wilson Executive Producer
Thomas Kail Executive Producer
Charlotte Stoudt Executive Producer
George Stelzner Executive Producer
Debora Cahn Producer
Brad Carpenter Producer
Andy Blankenbuehler Producer
Kevin Muller Producer
Erica Kay Producer
Kate Sullivan Producer
Alex Lacamoire Producer
Nick Sullivan Producer

Editors

Tim Streeto, Erica Freed Marker, Jonah Moran, Kate Sanford

2020 Golden Globe Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2020 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2020 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television Won
2019 Emmy Outstanding Limited Series Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Won
2019 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Music Direction Won
2019 Emmy Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Period Costumes Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) Won
2019 Emmy Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie Won
2019 Emmy Outstanding Music Supervision Nominated
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