“Bob Fosse’s Dancin’,” a musical revue featuring Fosse’s choreography, plans to return to Broadway in the 2022-2023 season, producer Joey Parnes announced Thursday.
The production will be directed by Wayne Cilento, who was part of the revue’s original company, and produced by special arrangement with Nicole Fosse, daughter of Bob and Artistic Director of the Verdon Fosse Legacy dance training program. The original revue ran on Broadway from 1978 to 1982.
The production plans to stage a run outside of New York before coming to Broadway.
In reviving “Bob Fosse’s Dancin’,” which is set to a score of classical, show tunes, pop and rock music, the team sees the production as a tribute to Fosse, an eight-time Tony Award-winner.
“Bob Fosse created the original production as a tribute to dance, but we are approaching this production as a celebration of Bob himself – both the person and the artist,” Cilento said. “We plan on delivering a Dancin’ that is every bit as eclectic and uplifting as the original, full of all its inherent edginess, but is also relevant to our current era. Every creative decision will be made through that lens to meet this moment—from our casting of a new generation of principal dancers that reflects the vibrancy of our city to our soundstage-style set that ties together Bob’s twin careers on stage and in film.”