Project Description

FOSSE 1999 Broadway poster block

Fosse (Broadway)

FOSSE conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr., Chet Walker and Ann Reinking opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on January 14, 1999 and played 22 previews and 1,093 performances through August 25, 2001.

Produced by Livent (U.S.) Inc. then in June 1999 taken over by SFX Entertainment (which later became Clear Channel Entertainment). Produced by Clear Channel Entertainment; Executive Producer: Beth Williams (from Aug 1999).

Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Ann Reinking; Choreographed by Ann Reinking; Original Choreography by Bob Fosse; Choreography recreated by Chet Walker; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns and Douglas Besterman; Music arranged by Gordon Lowry Harrell; Musical Director: Patrick S. Brady; Scenic & Costume Design by Santo Loquasto; Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge and Sound Design by Jonathan Deans.

Starring Jane Lanier, Valarie Pettiford, Eugene Fleming, Kim Morgan Greene,Mary Ann Lamb, Dana Moore, Elizabeth Parkinson, Desmond Richardson (Dec 26, 1998 – Sep 1999), Sergio Trujillo, Scott Wise, Julio Agustin, Brad Anderson, Andy Blankenbuehler, Marc Calamia, Holly Cruikshank, Lisa Gajda, Scott Jovovich, Christopher R. Kirby, Dede LaBarre, Shannon Lewis, Mary MacLeod, Brad Musgrove, Michael Paternostro, Rachelle Rak, Lainie Sakakura and Alex Sanchez.

Swings: Bill Burns, Susan Lamontagne, Deborah Leamy, Sean Palmer, Josh Rhodes and J. Kathleen Watkins.

Assistant Choreographer: Debra McWaters; Dance Reconstructions by Brad Musgrove and Lainie Sakakura; Associate Scenic Design:Peter Eastman; Associate Costume Design: Mitchell Bloom; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Sound Design: Peter Hylenski; Livent Assoc. Costume Designer / Production Costume Coordinator: Janet Grant; Assistant Scenic Design: Emily Beck and Hyun-Joo Kim; Assistant Costume Design: Melanie Huston and Nancy Granfield; Assistant Lighting Design: Eric Chenault.

General Manager: Frank P. Scardino; taken over by General Manager: Alan Wasser Associates; Company Manager: Steve Quinn; Technical Director: James Milburn; Production Stage Manager:Mary Porter Hall; Assistant Stage Manager: Lori Lundquist and Mary Harwell.

Artistic Advisor: Gwen Verdon; Casting: Arnold Mungioli; Press Representative: Mary Bryant and Wayne Wolfe; Marketing: FourFront, Inc.; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / Inc.; Dance Captain: Brad Musgrove and Lainie Sakakura; Livent (U.S.) Artistic Director: Todd Haimes; Assistant to the Director: Kurt Stamm; Promotions: Keith Hurd; Photographer: Catherine Ashmore and Joan Marcus; Additional photography: Cylla von Tiedemann and Special Thanks to Nicole Fosse.

Musical Supervisor: Gordon Lowry Harrell; Conducted by Patrick S. Brady; Associate Conductor: Ethyl Will; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Woodwinds: Edward Joffe, Dale Kleps, Bill Easley, Walt Weiskopf and Allen Won; Trumpet: Craig Johnson, Scott Wendholt, Don Downs and Glenn Drewes; Trombone: Jim Pugh and Keith O’Quinn; Trombone/Tuba: Jeff Nelson; Synthesizer: Jon Werking, Seth Farber and Ethyl Will; Guitar: David Spinozza; Bass: Mike Hall; Drums: Perry Cavari; Percussion: Jim Saporito; Music Preparation Supervisor: Holly Carroll.

Cast Replacements: Bebe Neuwirth (Apr 03, 2001 – May 27, 2001), Stephanie Pope, Ann Reinking (Mar 02, 2001 – Apr 27, 2001 / Jul 02, 2001 – Jul 07, 2001 / Aug 17, 2001 – Aug 18, 2001), Ben Vereen (Jan 26, 2001 – Apr 01, 2001 / May 28, 2001 – Aug 25, 2001), Edwaard Liang, Ken Alan, Mark Arvin, Ashley Bachner, Julio Bocca, Lynne Calamia, Angel Creeks, Dylis Croman, Rick Delancy, Keith Diorio, Bryn Dowling, Byron Easley, Parker Esse, Aaron Felske, Christopher Gattelli, Meg Gillentine, Greg Graham, Anne Hawthorne, Curtis Holbrook, Terace Jones, Laurie Kanyok, James Kinney, Matt Loehr (from Aug 2000), Julio Monge, Sharon Moore, Kathryn Mowat Murphy, Jill Nicklaus, Lacy Darryl Phillips, Jody Reynard, Josh Rhodes, Reva Rice, Keith Roberts (Jan 18, 2000 – Feb 13, 2000 / from Mar 28, 2000) and Jenny-Lynn Suckling.

Replacement Swings: J.P. Christensen, Francesca Harper, Suzanne Harrer, Robin Lewis, Marc Oka (Swing), Mark C. Reis, Tracy Terstriep and Christopher Windom.

Other Replacements: Company Manager: Suzanne Prueter; Production Stage Manager: Marybeth Abel; 1st Assistant Stage Manager: Bryan Landrine; Assistant Stage Manager: Chris Jamros and Andrew Neal; Stage Manager: Erica Schwartz; Associate Tech. Dir: Guy Kwan; Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Casting: Stuart Howard, Amy Schecter and Howard Meltzer; Dance Captain: Bill Burns and Angel Creeks; Assistant to General Manager: Bill Klemm

Featuring songs by Ray Henderson (“Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries”, “Bye Bye Blackbird”), Cy Coleman (“Big Spender” & “Rich Man’s Frug”), Neil Diamond (“Crunchy Granola Suite”), Harry Warren (“I Wanna Be a Dancin’ Man”), Arthur Schwartz (“Dancing in the Dark”), Irving Berlin (“I Love a Piano”), Richard Adler (“Steam Heat” & Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo”), Jerry Ross (“Steam Heat” & “Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo”), Cole Porter (“From This Moment On”), Richard A. Whiting (“Hooray For Hollywood”), Patrick S. Brady (“Walking the Cat” & “Silky Thoughts”), Joseph Arrington, Jr. (“I Gotcha”), Lalo Schifrin (“Cool Hand Luke”), Ray Bauduc (“Big Noise From Winnetka”), Bob Haggart (“Big Noise From Winnetka”), Dave Dreyer (“Dancin’ Dan” & “Me and My Shadow”), Al Jolson (“Dancin’ Dan” & “Me and My Shadow”), John Kander (“Nowadays” & “Mein Herr” & “Razzle Dazzle” & “Hot Honey Rag”), Stephen Schwartz (“Glory” & “Manson Trio”), Jule Styne (“Got No Room for Mr. Gloom”), Louis Prima (“Sing, Sing, Sing”), Leon Barry (“Christopher Columbus”), Jerry Jeff Walker (“Mr. Bojangles”), W. Benton Overstreet (“There’ll Be Some Changes Made”), Harry Ruby (“Who’s Sorry Now?”), Stanley Lebowsky (“Take Off With Us – Three Pas De Deux”), G. Harrell (“Calypso” & “From the Edge” & “Percussion 4”) and Frederick Loewe (“Snake in the Grass”).

Featuring songs with lyrics by Mort Dixon (“Bye Bye Blackbird”), Lew Brown (“Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries”), Dorothy Fields (“Big Spender”), Neil Diamond (“Crunchy Granola Suite”), Johnny Mercer (“I Wanna Be a Dancin’ Man” & “Hooray For Hollywood”), Howard Dietz (“Dancing in the Dark”), Irving Berlin (“I Love a Piano”), Richard Adler (“Steam Heat” & “Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo”), Jerry Ross (“Steam Heat” & “Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo”), Cole Porter (“From This Moment On”), Joseph Arrington, Jr. (“I Gotcha”), Bob Crosby (“Big Noise From Winnetka”), Gil Rodin (“Big Noise From Winnetka”), Billy Rose (“Dancin’ Dan” & “Me and My Shadow”), Fred Ebb (“Nowadays” & “Mein Herr” & “Razzle Da