Revival of BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN’ Heading to Music Box on Broadway
Following an out-of-town tryout in California, a revival of Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ is coming to Broadway. The musical will begin previews March 2, 2023 at the Music Box Theatre ahead of a March 19 opening night.
Featuring choreography by Fosse and direction and musical staging by Tony winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked and The Who’s Tommy), the original Broadway production was created, directed, and choreographed by the man who made shows like Cabaret and Chicago.
Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ is the icon’s celebration of the art form he loved, practiced, and influenced. This revival is reimagined by Cilento, who starred in the original Broadway production of Dancin’, and adds a contemporary flair. The quasi-jukebox musical features a score with songs by Neil Diamond (whose bio-musical is coming to Broadway this fall), George M. Cohan, Melissa Manchester, Louis Prima, Cat Stevens, Carole Bayer Sager, and more.
The cast includes Yeman Brown, Peter John Chursin, Dylis Croman, Jovan Dansberry, Karli Dinardo, Tony d’Alelio (Hometown: Roanoke, VA), 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. Additional casting will be announced later.
“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 Wayne Cilento, “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 creative team of Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ includes scenic designer Robert Brill, costume designers Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, lighting designer David Grill, sound designer Peter Hylenski, projection designer Finn Ross, music director Darryl Archibald, and production stage manager Beverly Jenkins. The musical also features orchestrations by Jim Abbott, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, casting by Tara Rubin Casting, reproduction of Fosse’s choreography by Christine Colby Jacques, associate direction/musical staging by Corinne McFadden Herrera, text consultation and additional material by Kirsten Childs, and assistant musical staging by Lauren Cannon.
After originally opening on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on March 27, 1978, Dancin’ scored seven Tony Awards nominations, including for Best Musical. Fosse won his seventh Tony for Best Choreography. The show later transferred to the Ambassador Theatre, for a total run of 1,774 performances.