Fosse/Verdon (2019)
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Glory 

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

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Jessica Yu

Writers:

Tracey Scott Wilson, Sam Wasson (based on the book "Fosse" by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... Bob Fosse
Michelle Williams ... Gwen Verdon
Norbert Leo Butz ... Paddy Chayefsky
Margaret Qualley ... Ann Reinking
Jake Lacy ... Ron
Aya Cash ... Joan Simon
Kelli Barrett ... Liza Minnelli
Alexis Carra ... Sherry
Rick Holmes ... Fred Weaver
Paul Reiser ... Cy Feuer
Blake Baumgartner ... Nicole Fosse
Ahmad Simmons ... Ben Vereen
Emma Caymares ... Rebecca
Paloma Garcia Lee ... Adrienne (as Paloma Garcia-Lee)
Tessa Grady Tessa Grady ... Wendy
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Storyline

Cabaret (1972) has just opened to commercial and critical success. That success allows Bob to write his own ticket in whatever his current and upcoming projects, two in the current category being Pippin on Broadway which he can re-imagine to his own sensibilities, and a television special with Liza. These three projects alone result in Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations galore not only for the projects themselves, but for Bob individually, they and he ultimately winning a plethora of them. And he uses his power and success to parlay that into the bedroom, any woman he wants he seemingly can have, that is except for Gwen. Conversely, Gwen has a commercial and critical flop in Children Children!, which closes the day after opening night, the show having had been gutted in the lead up to that opening. Despite Gwen's urging for Bob's help to fix it, those pleas landed on deaf ears. Her team has finally obtained the rights to Chicago, she again turning to Bob to commit to the show in she ... Written by Huggo

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Trivia

The "god awful show" Joan mentions which her husband Neil Simon and Bob Fosse was 1962's 'Little Me,' which was created as a vehicle for comedian Sid Caesar. Fosse won a Tony for directing. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Verdon: When you get home, let's have a dinner! Just you and Neil, and me and Ron, and Bobby and whatever-her-name-is-this-week.
Joan Simon: Please, don't.
Gwen Verdon: [playfully] Well, okay, fine! You're uninvited.
Joan Simon: It's lousy enough I have to coddle Neil. Please don't make me coddle you as well.
[Gwen is stunned]
Joan Simon: I'm not a child, Gwen. I know I'm never coming home.
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Connections

References The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Guess I'll Miss the Man
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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Blake Baumgartner
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Glory it seems is relative
15 June 2019 | by klbrad1963See all my reviews

I am halfway through the series and do not understand the fawning critiques. Michelle Williams though playing Gwen Verdon is coming off more like Shirley McClainr in each succeeding episode. While Sam Rockwell has me pining for Roy Scheider. Another casting missteps include the actors selected to portray Ben Veneer and Anne Reinking. I'm not expecting carbon copies but these actors lack the "it" factor associated with the talented performers. When the series focuses on the dynamics of the Fosse/Verdon relationship it is compelling and interesting. However, the musical numbers continue to sink it's impact.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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