5 reasons why Fosse/Verdon is a must watch

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Star World always brings the best on television and with the critically acclaimed biographical series, Fosse/Verdon airing in India on Star World, it is all that people are talking about. The story revolves around the filmmaker/choreographer Bob Fosse and Broadway dancer, Gwen Verdon. Their relationship goes through several ups and downs, which is the constant price that they pay for their phenomenal on-stage collaboration.

The duo of Sam and Michelle is a delight to watch on screen as the multi-talented couple Bob and Gwen. The music, the dance, the acting, makeup, and everything else together brings on-screen a drama that you just can’t afford to miss.

Though there’s definitely no reason for you to ditch the series, here’s a list of five reasons why Fosse/Verdon is a must-watch!

The amazing story

Based on the real story of Bob and Gwen, the show narrates the actual events of the complicated yet brilliant individuals. Bob is a visionary and influential director-choreographer who fuels his obsessive creativity with alcohol, drugs, and sex. The stunning Broadway dancer Gwen is without any doubt, the best in her field. Gwen needs Bob to glorify her greatness and the beauty of Gwen’s craft is instrumental in Bob’s work. Their co-dependent relationship of the artists glues the audience to their seats wondering what will come next for them.

The beautiful Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon

Michelle returns to television after 20 years, as one of the leads of the show Fosse/Verdon. A four-time Academy Award nominee and multiple Golden Globes awards winner Michelle Williams is famous for her independent productions. Michelle has given some amazing performances in Academy award-winning and nominated movies such as Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn among others, the actor has now been nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series category at the 71st Emmy Awards this year for her role as the flawless Broadway dancer on the show Fosse/Verdon.

The super-talented Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse

From making guest appearances on television to now leading in award-winning films and shows, the Academy Award winner, Sam Rockwell has come a long way. Known for his roles in Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind as well as the Academy award-winning movie – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri among others. Sam has done a stunning portrayal of the filmmaker and choreographer Bob Fosse, an iconic theatre personality who was an instrumental part of Gwen’s career. For his mind-blowing performance, the actor has been nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series category at the 71st Emmy Awards this year for his role as the maniac creative genius on the show.

Made by a wise team of creators

With great creators, comes great shows. The masterminds behind the masterpiece deserve as high praise as the actors in making Fosse/Verdon a huge success. The show has been created by the Primetime Emmy Winner and the director of the hilarious series, 2 Broke Girls - Thomas Kail and the super-talented writer Steven Levenson. As one of the directors, the show has Adam Bernstein who has previously directed the critically acclaimed show Breaking Bad and the blockbuster hit Fargo.

Awards and Nominations

When the show went to the Emmy Awards in 2019, the recognition and spotlight it got came as no surprise since it was all that critics and the audience was talking about. It received 11 Nominations including the Outstanding leads, direction, writing, music casting, production, and makeup. Not just the Emmys, the show was in highlights in the Television Critics Awards as well where it got nominated for Outstanding achievement in a series.

Fosse/Verdon will premiere in India on Star World on 29th July 2019

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