“BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN’” RETURNED TO BROADWAY LAST NIGHT — SNEAK-PEEK SHORT FILM RELEASED
FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 3, 2023
AT 8:06 P.M. LAST NIGHT,
NEW YORK STARTED DANCIN’ AGAIN
“BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN’”
PLAYED ITS FIRST BROADWAY PERFORMANCE
SINCE ITS SMASH-HIT 1978 PREMIERE RUN
SNEAK-PEEK SHORT FILM OF “DANCIN’ MAN”
JUST RELEASED AND NOW AVAILABLE HERE
OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 19
TO DOWNLOAD PRODUCTION PHOTOS CLICK HERE
New York, NY – Last night at The Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St), Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’, the American showbusiness legend’s landmark musical tribute to the artform that defined his life, returned to Broadway 41 years after the original smash-hit production took its final bow. The production’s direction and musical staging is by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento, one of the stars of the original Broadway production, and is produced in cooperation with Nicole Fosse. Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ will officially open on Sunday, March 19.
To commemorate the first performance, the production has released a never-before-seen short film of the musical number, “Dancin’ Man.” The film was directed by Wayne Cilento with assistant direction by Tim Grady. Filmed by Harry McFann, Tim Grady and Shayla Benoit and edited by McFann.
The film is available for download here.
DANCIN’ is Fosse’s full-throated, full-bodied celebration of dancers and dancing. Utterly reimagined for the 21st century, this DANCIN’ brims with a level of warmth, emotion, and color seldom seen in modern interpretations of Fosse’s influential style and features some of his most inventive and rarely performed choreography. With New York’s hottest cast performing wall-to-wall dance, including Fosse classics such as “Mr. Bojangles,” and “Sing Sing Sing.” DANCIN’ delivers the quintessential Broadway experience for Fosse fans and first-timers alike. You think you’ve seen dancing, but you’ve never seen DANCIN’ like this.
The cast, consisting of some of the best of Broadway’s elite dancers includes Ioana Alfonso (Hometown: Miami via DR/PR), Yeman Brown (Hometown: Tallahassee, FL), Peter John Chursin (Hometown: San Francisco, CA), Dylis Croman (Hometown: Dallas, TX), Jovan Dansberry (Hometown: St. Louis, MO), Karli Dinardo (Hometown: Melbourne, Australia), Tony d’Alelio (Hometown: Roanoke, VA), Aydin Eyikan (Hometown: Fairfield, CT), Pedro Garza (Hometown: Abilene, Texas), Jacob Guzman (Hometown: Brockton, MA), Manuel Herrera (Hometown: Charlotte, NC), Afra Hines (Hometown: Miami, FL), Gabriel Hyman (Hometown: Chesapeake, VA), Kolton Krouse (Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona), Mattie Love (Hometown: Layton, UT), Krystal Mackie (Hometown: Brooklyn, NY), Yani Marin (Hometown: Miami, FL), Nando Morland (Hometown: Colombia / Denver, CO), Khori Michelle Petinaud (Hometown: Centreville, VA), Ida Saki (Hometown: Dallas, TX), Ron Todorowski (Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA), and Neka Zang (Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ).
In addition to Bob Fosse and Wayne Cilento, the creative team for the Broadway production of Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ includes scenic design by Robert Brill; costume design by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung; lighting design by David Grill; sound design by Peter Hylenski; video design by Finn Ross; hair and wig design by Ashley Wise; makeup design by Suki Tsujimoto; orchestrations, music supervision, vocal and incidental music arrangements by Jim Abbott; new music and dance arrangements by David Dabbon; Music Direction by Justin Hornback casting by Tara Rubin Casting; production stage manager Beverly Jenkins; reproduction of Mr. Fosse’s choreography by Christine Colby Jacques; additional choreographic reproduction and associate direction/musical staging by Corinne McFadden Herrera; text consultation and additional material by Kirsten Childs; and assistant musical staging and additional choreographic reconstruction by Lauren Cannon.
Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ is produced by Joey Parnes, Hunter Arnold, Kayla Greenspan, Rodger Hess & Michael Seago, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Bob Boyett, The Shubert Organization, James L. Nederlander, Tim Forbes, Carson Gleberman, Park West Productions, McCabe Ventures, Fran Kirmser & Jodi Kaplan, Greg Young, The Fabulous Invalid, Julie Hess & Tommy Hess, and The Old Globe in cooperation with Nicole Fosse.
Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ originally opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on March 27, 1978 and later transferred to the Ambassador Theatre. The production ran for 1,774 performances. DANCIN’ was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and brought Fosse his seventh Tony Award for Best Choreography.
This production of Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ premiered at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre from April 19, 2022, to June 5, 2022.
Tickets are available at Telecharge.com and DancinBway.com.
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