FX has set an April 9, 2019 premiere date for the limited series Fosse/Verdon. The series’ eight episodes will air on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT, according to the announcement from FX.
Fosse/Verdon is led by Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Bob Fosse and four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon. In addition to Williams and Rockwell, the cast includes Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky and Margaret Qualley as Ann Reinking. Recurring cast members include Aya Cash as Joan Simon, Nate Corddry as Neil Simon, Susan Misner as Joan McCracken, Bianca Marroquin as Chita Rivera, Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli, Evan Handler as Hal Prince, and Rick Holmes as Fred Weaver. Paul Reiser is Cy Feuer, Ethan Slater is Joel Grey, Bryon Jennings is George Abbott, and Laura Osnes plays Shirley Maclaine.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, and Erica Kay are executive producing. The first episode was written by Levenson and directed by Kail.
Andy Blankenbuehler and Susan Misner are the series’ choreographers. Nicole Fosse, the daughter of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, is co-executive producing and oversees the limited series on behalf of The Verdon Fosse Legacy. Composer/arranger Alex Lacamoire is the show’s Supervising Music Producer.
The Fosse/Verdon Plot:
“Based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson, Fosse/Verdon tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together, they changed the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse’s choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.”