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Fosse/Verdon: Miniseries (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams give viewers plenty of razzle and dazzle in Fosse/Verdon -- a straightforward miniseries that is hampered by rote biographical tropes, but still shimmies with the requisite glitz, grit, and all that jazz audiences crave.

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Based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson, this eight-part limited series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors. She was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together they changed the face of American entertainment -- at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse's choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.

Cast

Sam Rockwell
as Bob Fosse
Michelle Williams
as Gwen Verdon
Norbert Leo Butz
as Paddy Chayefsky
Aya Cash
as Joan Simon
Nate Corddry
as Neil Simon
Evan Handler
as Hal Prince

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All Critics (67) | Top Critics (29)

Rockwell is fully invested in a role that challenges him well beyond the semi-caricature he played in Vice. Self-assured and brusque when calling the shots, he's otherwise an emotional adolescent, or sometimes an infant.

April 9, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Scenes play out as if viewers are seeing them from inside the director's head, experiencing the swings between his hyperego and his crashing insecurity... These moments are ingenious, and they bring a vibrant theatricality to the series.

April 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Fosse/Verdon is extremely watchable and totally fascinating. I enjoyed almost every minute...

April 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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In "Fosse/Verdon," [Williams and Rockwell] inhabit their roles completely and convincingly.

April 8, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Fosse/Verdon" is a claustrophobic series as opposed to an epic one. What's mostly missing is the thrill of opening night, the chorus line, the music, the whole glorious space of the theater.

April 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Any quibbles one might have with this season fly away when the dancing begins.

April 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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