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Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical

Kevin Winkler

Abstract

Bob Fosse’s work continues to be the most recognizable of the great choreographers of Broadway’s post–World War II golden age. This book offers deep analysis of Fosse’s development as a choreographer, including the various dance influences he absorbed as a young performer. It examines key Fosse dances and contextualizes them across his career. It looks at how he influenced changes in the musical theater, particularly as a director, and how early mentors George Abbott and Jerome Robbins shaped his theatrical outlook. It compares his work to that of peers like Robbins, Gower Champion, Michael Be ... More

Keywords: Bob Fosse, Broadway musical, choreography, cultural changes, George Abbott, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Michael Bennett

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199336791
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199336791.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Winkler, author