Ann Reinking on the Life as Bob Fosse’s Muse, Lover, and buddy

Ann Reinking on the Life as Bob Fosse’s Muse, Lover, and buddy

A spoiler alert for her own life story, but I didn’t want to ruin “Fosse/Verdon” for Ann Reinking it’s an odd feeling to give someone. The veteran dancer had not caught up with the FX miniseries, starring Sam Rockwell as the louche director-choreographer Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams as the Broadway star Gwen Verdon as of last week. The show, which can be centered on Sam Wasson’s fizzy biography, charts the couple through the turbulent nineteen-seventies, when their marriage split up even as their famous collaboration persisted. While Fosse honed his glitter-and-doom visual on Broadway (“Pippin, ” “Chicago”) as well as on movie (“Cabaret, ” “All That Jazz”)—an incredible run punctuated by stressed breakdowns and heart attacks—Verdon raised their child, Nicole, played creative swami whenever Fosse had been obstructed, and attempted to restore her own thwarted job. Into that two-person minefield stepped Reinking, a sinewy young dancer whom became Fosse’s protegee, muse, and gf. Leer más