Award winning director and choreographer Bob Fosse is an icon when it comes to dance on Broadway.  His production “Dancin’” debuted on Broadway in 1978 and has never been reproduced…until now.

The show made a showing earlier this year at the Old Globe in California.

With original cast member Wayne Cilento is set to direct the revival of the production.  Previews are set to begin on March 2 and performances on March 19 at the Music Box Theatre.  Christine Colby Jacques will be working to recreate Fosse’s iconic choreography for the show.

The musical features a variety of music from George M. Cohan to Neil Diamond. 

Cilento spoke on recreating the production via a statement saying, “Bob Achieved immortality through his work, and I consider it both the responsibility and honour of my life to steward his legacy for a new generation.  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.”

Cast members for “Dancin’” include Yeman Brown, Peter John Chursin, Dylis Croman, Jovan Dansberry, Karli Dinardo, Tony d’Alelio, Aydin Eyikan, Manuel Herrera, Gabriel Hyman, Kolton Krouse, Mattie Love, Krystal Mackie, Yani Marin, Nando Morland, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Ida Saki, Ron Todorowski, and Neka Zang.

“Dancin’” is being produced by Joey Parnes win cooperation with Fosse’s daughter Nicole.  Original cast member Kirsten Childs is serving as the production’s text consultant and will be providing any additional material.

The original run of “Dancin’” ran for 1,774 performances and included cast members Ann Reinking, Robert La Fosse, Dana Moore, Bebe Neuwirth, Cynthia Onrubia, and Wayne Cilento who earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the production.

A staple on Broadway with “Cabaret”, “All That Jazz”, “Chicago”, “The Pajama Game”, “Damn Yankees”, “Redhead”, “Little Me”, “Sweet Charity”, “Pippin”,

 and “Lenny”; Fosse is the only director to win an Academy, Emmy, and a Tony Awards in the same year – 1972.  He earned three Emmy Awards for his work with Liza Minnelli on her television special “Liza with a Z”.  He is a seven time Tony Award winner.

Fosse was born in 1927 to a Vaudeville performer and was on the stage doing a burlesque show while he was barely in his teens.

An American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, Fosse died at the age of 60 as the result of a heart attack while on his way to the National Theatre for one of his productions.

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