Bob Fosse's Dancin'
A revival of Bob Fosse's Dancin' is expected to come to New York after a pre-Broadway tryout in San Diego. Original Broadway cast member Wayne Cilento directs, and the revival preserves Fosse's Tony-winning choreography.
Bob Fosse's Dancin' is a musical revue that pays tribute to various dance and musical styles. There is no plot or singing, just a company of dancers — 16 in the revival — performing to music from classical to jazz to pop to operetta, and more.
The show, then called just Dancin', first premiered on Broadway in 1978 at the Broadhurst Theatre, transferred to the Ambassador Theatre, and played there for 1,774 performances. Dancin' was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Fosse won Best Choreography, and Jules Fisher won for Best Lighting Design. The original company was led by Ann Reinking, a frequent collaborator of Fosse's who starred in his musical Chicago and later choreographed the current revival in his style.
Bob Fosse changed the face of Broadway choreography. He's won eight Tony Awards for choreography, including Damn Yankees, Redhead, Sweet Charity and The Pajama Game.
The 2022 production is going up at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in spring 2022 ahead of a planned Broadway transfer.