'Bob Fosse’s Dancin'' to come to Broadway in the spring

The revival will play the Music Box Theatre.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Dancin' is making the leap! The first revival of this dance revue, now titled Bob Fosse’s Dancin', is set to open on Broadway this spring, 41 years after its original production opened. Performances begin March 2 ahead of a March 19 opening night at the Music Box Theatre.

Bob Fosse’s Dancin' features two hours of Fosse's legendary choreography, including rarely performed routines. This revival puts a modern spin on his trademark moves, reimagining classic Fosse for the 21st century and celebrating a rich history of dancers and dance.

Fosse is the nine-time Tony-winning director and choreographer known for Chicago, Cabaret, Pippin, Sweet Charity, and more. The original production of Dancin', which played the Broadhurst and later Ambassador Theatres from March 1978 to June 1982, won Fosse his seventh Tony Award for Best Choreography.

His choreography remains mostly intact for this revival, which is directed by Wayne Cilento. Cilento was a cast member in the original Dancin' who received a Tony nomination for his performance. He also directed this production's pre-Broadway run in San Diego earlier this year.

The cast for Dancin' on Broadway features dancers from across the country and the world, including Yeman Brown, Peter John Chursin, Dylis Croman, Jovan Dansberry, Karli Dinardo, Tony d’Alelio, Aydin Eyikan, Manuel Herrera, Gabriel Hyman, Kolton Krouse, Mattie Love, Krystal Mackie, Yani Marin, Nando Morland, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Ida Saki, Ron Todorowski, and Neka Zang. Additional casting has yet to be announced.

Dancin' also features scenic design by Robert Brill, costume design by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, lighting design by David Grill, sound design by Peter Hylenski, and video design by Finn Ross. Orchestrations, music supervision, and vocal and incidental music arrangements are by Jim Abbott, with music direction by Justin Hornback and new music and dance arrangements by David Dabbon.

Reproduction of Mr. Fosse’s choreography is by Christine Colby Jacques, with associate direction, musical staging, and additional choreographic reconstruction by Corinne McFadden Herrera; text consultation and additional material by Kirsten Childs; and assistant musical staging and additional choreographic reconstruction by Lauren Cannon.

Check back for information on Bob Fosse’s Dancin' tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Jōvan Dansberry and the company of Bob Fosse's Dancin' in San Diego. (Photo by Julieta Cervantes)

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