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FOSSE/VERDON

About the Show

Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.


As Bob journeys from fledgling Broadway choreographer to lauded auteur of stage and screen, he fuels his manic creativity with drugs, alcohol, and sex, often abusing his celebrity and power to feed his appetites. Meanwhile, Gwen goes from a legendary triple threat, winning four Tony Awards in six years, to an actress struggling to stay relevant in an industry obsessed with youth and novelty and double standards.


Through it all, Gwen plays an instrumental role in Bob’s work, not only as the greatest interpreter of his choreography, but as a largely unrecognized collaborator, even as their marriage unravels in the face of Bob’s increasingly self-destructive tendencies.


Together, Bob and Gwen raise daughter Nicole who finds herself growing up in the long shadow of her parents’ illustrious careers, caught between her desperation for their approval and her determination to forge an identity of her own.


Bob and Gwen surround themselves with a tight-knit coterie of fellow artists, friends, collaborators, and rivals: the brilliantly acerbic playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (Norbert Leo Butz); former modern dancer turned homemaker Joan Simon (Aya Cash); Joan’s husband, the comedic genius, playwright Neil Simon (Nate Corddry); and legendary theater producer and director Hal Prince (Evan Handler).


Eventually, as Bob and Gwen’s marriage reaches the breaking point, Bob will forge a connection with Ann Reinking (Margaret Qualley), an up-and-coming Broadway dancer who has all the talent and tenacity of a young Gwen Verdon. She hopes to follow in Gwen’s footsteps, but may not have the stomach to put up with everything Bob demands.


Featuring show-stopping choreography, including original pieces as well as some of the most iconic works of Bob and Gwen’s careers, Fosse/Verdon will tell the story of these two brilliant, complicated individuals – the love they shared, the art they created, and the price they paid in the pursuit of greatness.


Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams and George Stelzner are Executive Producers of the limited series that is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Levenson wrote the premiere episode, which was directed by Kail. Actress, dancer and producer Nicole Fosse, and daughter of Fosse and Verdon, serves as a key Creative Consultant, Co-Executive Producer and oversees The Verdon Fosse Legacy. Co-Producer Andy Blankenbuehler is serving as a Choreographer, as is Susan Misner. Erica Kay is a Producer.


Season 1
Season 1

Sn.1 Ep.8

"Providence"

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Providence

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Gwen looks ahead to an uncertain future, as Bob tells the story of his life on film. An FX Original Series.

57 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/28

Sn.1 Ep.7

"Nowadays"

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Nowadays

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Gwen fights to assert her own creative vision on "Chicago," challenging Bob's increasingly dark approach to the musical. An FX Original Series.

55 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/21

Sn.1 Ep.6

"All I Care About Is Love"

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All I Care About Is Love

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As Bob is pulled between multiple projects, he and Gwen begin rehearsals for "Chicago," but the mounting pressure may prove too much to bear. An FX Original Series.

43 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/14

Sn.1 Ep.5

"Where Am I Going?"

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Where Am I Going?

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As old friends reunite for a weekend at the beach, new tensions emerge between Bob and Gwen. An FX Original Series.

59 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/07

Sn.1 Ep.4

"Glory"

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Glory

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Bob's career takes some huge leaps, while Gwen struggles to overcome personal and professional setbacks. An FX Original Series.

43 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/30

Sn.1 Ep.3

"Me and My Baby"

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Me and My Baby

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As Gwen and Bob pursue separate projects, Gwen thinks back to the beginning of her career, and the circumstances that led her here. An FX Original Series.

41 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/23

Sn.1 Ep.2

"Who's Got the Pain?"

LATEST Sn.1 Ep.2

Who's Got the Pain?

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Rising Broadway star Gwen Verdon meets ambitious young choreographer Bob Fosse. Their lives will never be the same. An FX Original Series.

43 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/16

Sn.1 Ep.1

"Life Is a Cabaret"

LATEST Sn.1 Ep.1

Life Is a Cabaret

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Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). An FX Original Series.

51 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/09


  • “With glamour, grit and all that jazz, this dark showbiz fable dazzles”
    - TV Guide Magazine
  • “one of the most deeply sensual dramas ever produced”
    - Decider
  • “Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell make an unforgettable duo”
    - IndieWire
  • “Channeling the slinky and sexy Verdon, an incandescent Michelle Williams radiates warmth and pain in equal measure”
    - TV Guide Magazine
  • “[Sam] Rockwell has quite literally flung himself into the role of Bob Fosse, portraying this manic depressive creator in a rush of great ideas and near constant breakdowns. He’s as unnerving as he is addicting to watch”
    - Decider
  • “enough to set any musical fan’s jazz hands waving”
    - Vanity Fair
  • “Can you say Emmys?”
    - Harper's Bazaar
  • “[Rockwell and Williams] are equal in their intensity and commitment – just as their characters are in creativity and talent”
    - Rolling Stone
  • “Williams makes her vulnerable, defiant Verdon come alive”
    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “Rockwell is particularly convincing in the way Fosse carries himself”
    - Rolling Stone