The Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC@verdonfosselegacy

Our mission is to promote, preserve, and protect the artistic and intellectual property of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

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Happy 50th anniversary to The Carol Burnett Show! From the archives press proof #bnw #photograph of live CBS network #television broadcast in #1962 on The Garry Moore Show with #GwenVerdon and accompanying #TVmagazine with show article caption reading "Gwen Verdon, Carol Burnett in musical comedy takeoff" verso publication date stamped February 25, 1962 #GarryMooreShow #CBS #cbstelevision @cbstv #carolburnett


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Pictured Gwen Verdon backstage in dressing room mirror applying lipstick, portraying her first #TonyAward winning role in Cole Porter's sensational 1954 Broadway #musical Can-Can.
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“The American Theatre Wing Presents To Gwen Verdon, This Award For Her Performance In "CAN-CAN”, 1953-54"
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#CanCan #Broadway #GwenVerdon #TonyAward #choreography #Americandance #dancehistory #ColePorter #AmericanTheatreWing


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Cover of TV Magazine with program listings December 16th - 20th 1962 published by The Cleveland Press with headline reading "Gwen Verdon Her True Story Stranger Than Fiction" #GwenVerdon


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First heard @chicagomusical, looking back 45 years ago news clipping as published #OTD in @variety #VarietyMagazine on November 29, 1972 with headline reading:
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Fosse, Verdon In Musical ‘Chicago’
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A musical version of “Chicago,” the 1926-27 comedy hit by Maurine Watkins, is planned for production during the fall of 1973 by #RobertFryer. #JohnKander and #FredEbb are to do the book and write the songs for the show, along with Bob Fosse also as director-choreographer and Gwen Verdon starring. Rehearsals are tentatively due to start next August. “Chicago,” produced by Sam H. Harris and staged by George Abbott, was a 172-performance hit at the Music Box, N.Y., with Francine Larrimore in the leading role and a cast including Charles Bickford, Charlies Halton, Robert Barrat, Arthur Vinton and Dorothy Stickney.
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A film edition was made by 20th Century-Fox in 1942, under the title, “Roxie Hart,” with #GingerRogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman. #RoxieHart #Chicago #BobFosse #GwenVerdon #Broadway #musical
#ChicagoonBroadway #Chicagothemusical

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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Director #Choreographer Bob Fosse setting Sweet Charity #dance "Big Spender" with taxis #dancers of the #FandangoBallroom
#BobFosse #BigSpender #SweetCharity #dancecopyright


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Pictured a black and white press photograph taken backstage before a Can-Can performance on “December 14, 1954” with additional verso text reading:
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“Gwen has found that stardom requires a good deal of hard work. Here she goes through some energetic limbering up before a matinee performance.”
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Verdon’s “limbering up” won her first of four Tony awards for her triumphant performance in famed American composer and songwriter #ColePorter #Broadway hit #musical Can-Can. #GwenVerdon #CanCan #1954 #Broadwayhistory


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From the archives an overview image of Gwen Verdon’s first of four bestowed nickel patina Tony Award medallions reading:
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“The American Theatre Wing Presents To Gwen Verdon, This Award For Her Performance In "CAN-CAN”, 1953-54"
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#CanCan #Broadway #GwenVerdon #TonyAward #Choreography #Americandance #JackCole #BroadwayTreasures #dancehistory


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Happy Birthday Ann Reinking!
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Pictured actress #AnnReinking in a scene from Bob Fosse's Tony award winning Broadway musical Dancin'.
Color stage still #photograph dated #1979 from the Jerome Robbins Dance Collection of New York Public Library for The Performing Arts, Billy Rose Theatre Division by celebrated #dance photographer Martha Swope. #MarthaSwope #BobFosse #Broadway #Dancin #NYPL @nypl_lpa #Fosse


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"Tone lower?" from the archives Bob Fosse's penciled sheet music from box 57C folder 3 dated April 26, 1955 with Fosse's home address 91 Central Park West "Piano-Conductor Who's Got the Pain"— #Lola and Mambo dancer from #DamnYankees #Broadway stage and #WarnerBros motion picture.
Directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen.

Mambo dancer (uncredited) #BobFosse and Lola, the Devil's seductress assistant played by #GwenVerdon #WhosGotThePain #sheetmusic

The Library of Congress
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