Fosse/Verdon teaser trailer drops featuring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams


FX released a teaser trailer for its upcoming limited series Fosse/Verdon, starring Sam Rockwell as the legendary choreographer and director Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams as his muse and partner, Gwen Verdon.

The trailer features quick cuts of the drama of the theater and of Fosse and Verdon together. As the trailer begins, fingers snap, a piano and drummer start to play their instruments, and dancers get ready as a spotlight shines. As someone counts off, the music swells, bits of choreography are shown – evoking the style of the Fosse-directed Cabaret – interspersed with scenes of the decadence of the time and from Fosse and Verdon’s love story. Finally, the scene settles on Rockwell as Fosse as he simply instructs, “Again.”

The trailer promises an April release for the series, although it doesn’t provide a specific day.

Check out the teaser below.

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The project is being executive produced by Rockwell and Williams along with Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, two of his Broadway colleagues, Thomas Kail and Steven Levenson, as well as two others. Kail directed Hamilton and will direct Fosse/Verdon‘s first episode. Levenson wrote Dear Evan Hanson and wrote the series’ first episode. He will also serve as showrunner.

The project has the endorsement of the Fosse/Verdon estate in the form the couple’s daughter Nicole Fosse, an actress, dancer, and producer who will co-executive produce the series.

In addition, to Rockwell and Williams, Margaret Qualley, Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Evan Handler, and Paul Reiser will appear in the series. Kelli Barrett will play Liza Minelli, Ethan Slater — a former star of the SpongeBob SquarePants Broadway musical — will play Joel Grey, Byron Jennings will play George Abbott, and Laura Osnes will play Shirley MacLaine.

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The teaser gives the impression that Fosse/Verdon will feature the perfect combination of backstage drama, showbiz intrigue, and love story along with some fantastic choreography. This should appeal to a wide audience.

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(Source: Deadline)