Bob Fosse's 1978 dance work Dancin' is back on Broadway for its first-ever revival at the Music Box Theatre, with previews beginning March 2 ahead of a March 19 opening night. Tony winner and Dancin' original Broadway cast member Wayne Cilento is directing and providing musical staging, which re-creates Fosse's original, Tony-winning choreography.
With an eclectic songlist ranging from Neil Diamond to George M. Cohan, Dancin' includes such iconic Fosse numbers as "Crunchy Granola Suite," "Sing, Sing, Sing," "From the Edge," "Mr. Bojangles," and "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man." Christine Colby Jacques is handling reproducing Fosse's choreography with associate direction and additional choreographic reconstruction by Corinne McFadden Herrera and assistant musical staging and additional choreographic reconstruction by Lauren Cannon. The revival also newly includes additional material by playwright and Dancin' original Broadway production cast member Kirsten Childs, who serves as text consultant for the production.
“Bob achieved immortality through his work, and I consider it both the responsibility and honor of my life to steward his legacy for a new generation,” said Cilento in an earlier statement. “None of Bob’s shows exemplified the fullness of his spirit quite like Dancin’ and bringing it back in this fresh way is how I hope to keep that spirit alive.”
The Broadway bow, expected since at least 2021, follows a staging at California's The Old Globe earlier this year, also helmed by Cilento...READ MORE