|I've seen programs of great musical choreographers done by American Dance Machine|
|Last Edit: PlayWiz 04:19 pm EDT 05/21/22|
|Posted by: PlayWiz 04:14 pm EDT 05/21/22|
|In reply to: re: As long as we’re talking about the impact of the great directors/choreographers… - singleticket 03:46 pm EDT 05/21/22|
|and even without the money to really do the production numbers in style -- to help justify Broadway prices, they really put on some great shows. They've featured people who, in addition to Fosse, really deserve to be remembered and performed: Jack Cole, Onna White, Michael Bennett, Tommy Tune, Danny Daniels, Michael Kidd, Gower Champion, etc. Nearly any of those people could at least be one act of a two act evening by themselves. The company I believe was started by Lee Theodore, who was the original Anybodys in "West Side Story". Last few years before the pandemic they performed at the Joyce Theater. They had a small, but very good band to accompany them live, and some of the numbers included singing. "Dancin' " was ok, but Fosse's numbers from actual Broadway musicals I found to be more effective than his one-offs or created for revues, since they were created in the context of a book musical for the most part. "Dancin' " had some fine numbers, but after a while, same as with some of the numbers in "Fosse", they tended to meld into one another, with exceptions like "Big Spender" and "Steam Heat" in the latter. Both of the Fosse dance revues also, for the most part, did not have any number originally done by Gwen Verdon, so they were leaving out some of the cream of the crop by their absence of having been inspired by and created for Fosse's number one Muse.|
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