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Sam Rockwell IS Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams IS Gwen Verdon!

And Datalounge asplode.

by Anonymousreply 18015 hours ago

They certainly are not.

by Anonymousreply 107/24/2018

I'll watch Sam Rockwell in anything.

by Anonymousreply 207/24/2018

This will be fun whether it sucks or not.

by Anonymousreply 307/24/2018

Can he dance? Can she? Little detail to consider...

by Anonymousreply 407/24/2018

I love the two of them, but...uh...

by Anonymousreply 507/24/2018

Wow, I'll look forward to this!

by Anonymousreply 607/24/2018

Michelle Williams is so bland.

by Anonymousreply 707/24/2018

Gwen Verdon never translated to film either so it could work.

by Anonymousreply 807/24/2018

A TV show about Fosse and Verdon starring non-dancers?

I don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 907/24/2018

R9 wow you’re clueless

by Anonymousreply 1007/24/2018

A movie about John Glenn and Neil Armstrong starring non-astronauts?

I don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 1107/24/2018

I've always seen her as more of a Joyce Bulifant.

by Anonymousreply 1207/24/2018

Sounds really straight and white.

by Anonymousreply 1307/24/2018
by Anonymousreply 1407/24/2018

I hope Lin doesn't cast himself as Jack Cole.

by Anonymousreply 1507/24/2018

Sorry, but no one will ever top Roy Scheider. He deserved the Oscar for All That Jazz.

by Anonymousreply 1607/24/2018

Sure, R10, Rockwell will have no trouble with this sort of thing.

And what about Williams, has she ever danced a step in her life?

by Anonymousreply 1707/24/2018

Gwen Verdon? Really?

by Anonymousreply 1807/24/2018

Well, they can use her dance double from The Greatest Showman.

by Anonymousreply 1907/24/2018

Margot Robbie played a world champion figure skater.

Jeeze some of you act like you've never seen a movie before.

by Anonymousreply 2007/24/2018

She danced her way into Heath Ledger's heart.

by Anonymousreply 2107/24/2018

Here are Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon from Damn Yankees.

by Anonymousreply 2207/24/2018

Oh fer chrissakes. They'll just dub their feet.

by Anonymousreply 2307/24/2018

Michelle danced in Cabaret on Broadway in 2014.

by Anonymousreply 2407/24/2018

I just wonder why a series. I mean, they worked, he fucked everything that moved, they separated, he died. Everyone who knows who they are knows that.

So where's enough material for a TV series?

by Anonymousreply 2507/24/2018

Williams is one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood. No clue how she keeps getting roles in prestige pictures.

by Anonymousreply 2607/24/2018

I have no idea who either of them is but she must be one hell of a dancer if she's going to play Verdon, one of the best B'way dancers ever, not much of a singer but man could she dance. It was an honor to see her in person with several shows.

by Anonymousreply 2707/24/2018

I think there is plenty for a series, mostly because Verdon remained in Fosse's life and work after he moved on romantically to other women. Remember she was with him when he died, consulting on a revival of Sweet, Charity.

by Anonymousreply 2807/24/2018

[quote]Sorry, but no one will ever top Roy Scheider. He deserved the Oscar for All That Jazz.

Agreed but if they’re gonna do this, Rockwell’s a great choice.

by Anonymousreply 2907/24/2018

Will they discuss this in the series?

by Anonymousreply 3007/25/2018

He may be goofy as hell, but he can dance

by Anonymousreply 3107/25/2018

I'm quite surprised they didn't cast noted terpsichorean Elaine Benes as Gwen.

by Anonymousreply 3207/25/2018

Everytime I see Elaine do that I lose it. What a funny woman.

I like Rockwell well enough, but there sure isn't much variety in his moves.

by Anonymousreply 3307/25/2018

R21 lol

by Anonymousreply 3407/25/2018

"Sorry, but no one will ever top Roy Scheider. He deserved the Oscar for All That Jazz."

Agreed, he was incredible and was nominated, but the damn fool AMPAS voters didn't appreciate what they were seeing.

And it must have been a very strange experience for him, he was essentially playing the man who was directing his performance, but doing whatever screen actors do to make the director's emotional life work for the screen. Someone once asked why Fosse didn't play himself, because it was his life and experiences up there, and I said that he wasn't the kind of actor who could make his life into an Oscar-level performance, and Scheider was. It must have felt so incestuous.

by Anonymousreply 3507/25/2018

ALL THAT JAZZ was too much for me. I was expecting something different - having loved CABARET - but it was too depressing and disjointed.

by Anonymousreply 3607/25/2018

Michelle Williams to once again add her appalling lack of charisma to another work.

by Anonymousreply 3707/25/2018

Well, at least it’s being shot in NY and not fucking Toronto or Atlanta. A friend who works in wardrobe confirmed that today.

by Anonymousreply 3807/25/2018

God I dislike this actress, for just these reasons...boring, bland, no glamour.

by Anonymousreply 3907/25/2018

R39, then she's perfect for Verdon.

by Anonymousreply 4007/25/2018

This is soooooooooo odd.

5 months ago Michelle allowed herself to be photographed on a beach with the man-hunk Andrew Youmans and leaked that he was her rumored fiancee.

Now today she's married to Phil Everlum and calling him the love of her life!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

This doesn't smell right. Something is off about this whole charade.

by Anonymousreply 4107/26/2018

Joining previously announced Rockwell and Williams as series regulars are Tony winner

Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline) as Paddy Chayefsky

Margaret Qualley (Novitiate) as Ann Reinking

Evan Handler (The People v. O.J. Simpson) as Hal Prince

Aya Cash (You’re The Worst) as Joan Simon

Nate Corddry (For All Mankind) as Neil Simon

Susan Misner (Jack Ryan) as Joan McCracken

Bianca Marroquin (Chicago) as Chita Rivera

Kelli Barrett (The Punisher) as Liza Minnelli

Rick Holmes (The Post) as Fred Weaver

Paul Reiser (There’s… Johnny!) as Cy Feuer

Ethan Slater (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Joel Grey

Byron Jennings (Lincoln) as George Abbott

Laura Osnes (Elementary) as Shirley MacLaine.

by Anonymousreply 4211/19/2018

Michelle "you call it pixie cut i call it dyke cut" Williams who lives in Brooklyn which was recently voted the center of the lesbian universe .... she's GAY?

Yes is the answer.

by Anonymousreply 4311/19/2018

[quote]Nate Corddry (For All Mankind) as Neil Simon

Huh.

by Anonymousreply 4411/19/2018

I've dutifully watched all the Sam Rockwell dancing clips in this thread, and I'm underwhelmed. He dances like a more flexible Ellen DeGeneres. I know people like him in real life: They have one set of moves that they've perfected for parties and wedding receptions. That's not the same thing as having the decades of training, the technique, and the control of a legitimate dancer.

When I see headlines like this, I feel sorry for all of the unknown actors out there who also happen to be trained dancers, and would kill for a break like this. Perhaps there aren't many of them in L.A., but surely they wouldn't be hard for a casting director to track down in New York.

Finally, W&W to R32 for use of the word "terpsichorean."

by Anonymousreply 4511/19/2018

this is DLers' wet dream, and it Will have negative ratings since the old bitches on here are the only ones interested in Fosse and his Wife. when i read the title of the series i hoped this was the new Feud season but no...

by Anonymousreply 4611/23/2018

I wonder if Busy Phillips is one of Michelle's secret fuck buddies.

by Anonymousreply 4711/23/2018

Good god I pray they are!!!!!

I'm not sold on Michelle being straight. Her "relationships" are very suspect. Saffron Foer for years (despite not one picture of them), then that financier who she had fake pics taken on a beach a few months ago with an engagement ring, and now she says she's married to some unknown hipster rockstar from Oregon???

Fuckking odd. Yep, she's a dyke.

by Anonymousreply 4811/24/2018

r45 One set of moves is one set more than Roy Scheider had, and he was still phenomenal on All That Jazz. They'll do quick cutaways. Sam Rockwell will be fine.

Evan Handler as Hal Prince and Ethan Slater as Joel Grey seem spot on.

by Anonymousreply 4911/24/2018

But does this bitch have what it takes to recreate the creme brûlée scene.

by Anonymousreply 5011/24/2018

OMGOMGO G

by Anonymousreply 5101/06/2019

Just saw the preview on the Golden Globes and my first thought was how can Michelle be tall enough to play a dancer? Well I looked up her and Gwen’s height and they were both 5’4”. How the hell did Gwen make it as a Broadway dancer at that height?

by Anonymousreply 5201/06/2019

R52, female dancers can't be too tall, or they'd tower over too many potential partners. So most dancers are of average height or shorter, but they're so thin that they have the elongated proportions of models.

by Anonymousreply 5301/06/2019

Jeez, R51, that promo makes it look like a remake of "All That Jazz".

by Anonymousreply 5401/06/2019

Most female dancers, like gymnasts, were not tall.

by Anonymousreply 5501/06/2019

R53, I spent the 80s in Las Vegas and they were statuesque. You would go to the produce department at the grocery store and they would be standing around buying lettuces and looking like Amazons!

by Anonymousreply 5601/06/2019

R56, they weren't dancers, they were showgirls. Big difference.

by Anonymousreply 5701/06/2019

Ann Miller was tall for a dancer.

by Anonymousreply 5801/06/2019

Those were showgirls. Not dancers any where near the caliber of Gwen Verdon.

by Anonymousreply 5901/06/2019

[quote] Those were showgirls. Not dancers any where near the caliber of Gwen Verdon.

Mary!

by Anonymousreply 6001/06/2019

Did Sam Rockwell ever get married? I used to be convinced he was gay.

by Anonymousreply 6101/06/2019

Have they hired anyone yet to play me?

by Anonymousreply 6201/06/2019

Fosse and Verdon were two giant talents and the fact that they had a relationship and were married makes them even more intriguing (to me). I will very much want to see this.

I think Rockwell and Williams are decent enough actors to make it interesting.

by Anonymousreply 6301/06/2019

[quote]Did Sam Rockwell ever get married? I used to be convinced he was gay.

He's with Leslie Bibb. I don't think they're married though.

by Anonymousreply 6401/06/2019

Here's the teaser again. The one above would not play for me.

by Anonymousreply 6501/07/2019

It's not about height R52, but about proportion.

by Anonymousreply 6601/07/2019

R65, love that teaser.

by Anonymousreply 6701/07/2019

me, too

by Anonymousreply 6801/07/2019

To premiere April 9

by Anonymousreply 6901/23/2019

Michelle looks amazing

by Anonymousreply 7002/24/2019

Can someone explain Michelle Williams to me? She was rumored to have been dating Jon Safron Foer for years but oddly not ONE SINGLE photo of them together exists in paparazzi heavy brooklyn or nyc in general. Then she was photographed on an island with some financier and she was wearing a huge diamond ring.

Three months later she announces in public interview -- something she never does --- that she's actually married to some granola rock star that nobody has ever heard of called Phil Everloom.

The fuck?

by Anonymousreply 7102/24/2019

Poor Michelle. She really looks like Gwen. This is what she has to look forward to.

by Anonymousreply 7202/24/2019

I'd watch Michelle Williams read the telephone book and I'm even unlisted! I saw the trailer and it looks great!

by Anonymousreply 7302/24/2019

Williams is wonderful. Always enjoy her.

I loved her in Blue Valentine

by Anonymousreply 7402/24/2019

Sam Rockwell with his top off makes me tingle, down there.

by Anonymousreply 7502/24/2019

Here's your LIZA!!

by Anonymousreply 7602/26/2019

I hope it lives up to that trailer!

by Anonymousreply 7702/26/2019

He awesome in "Vice". They should have expanded his role, called it "Mission Accomplished" and had him co-star with Bale.

by Anonymousreply 7802/26/2019

They are - if Barbra Streisand IS Hud!

by Anonymousreply 7902/26/2019

New trailer

by Anonymousreply 8002/28/2019

I don't get Michelle Williams - she has the deadest eyes that I've ever seen. Her expression never seems to change - smiling just involves showing her teeth, no life behind it.

by Anonymousreply 8102/28/2019

Heavily medicated. She's a pill addict. Never mind the ten pounds of weed she smokes every day.

by Anonymousreply 8202/28/2019

Whoever's playing Liza looks pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 8302/28/2019

r24 how was it? Is she any good?

by Anonymousreply 8402/28/2019

Her wig looks awful

by Anonymousreply 8502/28/2019

LIZA

by Anonymousreply 8603/12/2019

CHITA

by Anonymousreply 8703/12/2019

I am so not interested.

by Anonymousreply 8803/12/2019

And then there's Ann.

by Anonymousreply 8903/12/2019

She was great as Marilyn Monroe and he nailed Chuck Barris.

by Anonymousreply 9003/12/2019

Hollywood Reporter review:

Through the first two episodes, out of eight, sent to critics, Fosse/Verdon feels like a more restrictive thing. If you're familiar with Fosse's choreography — obligatory "jazz hands!" jokes need not apply — and the who's who of '60s and '70s Broadway and can sing along to the entirety of Sweet Charity and Cabaret and Damn Yankees, there's a lot to enjoy here, starting with Rockwell and Williams. Beyond that, however, the early installments of Fosse/Verdon lean way too heavily on familiar genre tropes relating to self-destructive geniuses and the long-suffering women who love them. The love story of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon should open up as something bigger than just another well-cast prestige TV antihero saga. So far, it hasn't.

by Anonymousreply 9103/14/2019

It wraps on the 25th.

by Anonymousreply 9203/14/2019

Variety review.

by Anonymousreply 9303/14/2019

I never even finished Michelle Williams' Marilyn Monroe movie, it was so boring.

by Anonymousreply 9403/14/2019

Waaaa! I'm Marilyn Monroe, a woman-baby who can't handle the tiniest criticism without bursting into tears.

by Anonymousreply 9503/14/2019

Will Fosse's legacy ever be changed by his sexual harassment and near rapes? Jennifer Nairn Smith relates how he attempted to rape her before she kneed him in the balls.

by Anonymousreply 9603/14/2019

Since Nicole Fosse is one of the executive producers, I doubt such issues will be included.

by Anonymousreply 9703/14/2019

Revisionism, just like 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'

by Anonymousreply 9803/14/2019

Unless she is in a Daddy Dearest mood.

by Anonymousreply 9903/14/2019

They have 3 actors playing Nicole! I hope they recreate her famous moment from All That Jazz - "Can you do that somewhere else please?!"

by Anonymousreply 10003/14/2019

I never understood why the hot male dancer, following “Take Off With Us,” looked lustfully at the composer, who was a dweeb.

by Anonymousreply 10103/14/2019

I thought he was looking at a producer. Reason could be ambition, or there's no accounting for taste.

by Anonymousreply 10203/14/2019

No, the guy he was looking at, the one usung breath spray, was the composer.

by Anonymousreply 10303/14/2019

R103, you're totally wrong. The guy is one of the assistants to the producer. I don't know who Fosse modeled him on but he's often seen doing things like combing his hair. I don't think he has any lines in the film. The composer is based on Fred Ebb, which is obvious.

by Anonymousreply 10403/14/2019

No, R104, YOU’RE totally wrong. The dancer is looking at Ted Christopher, played by Robert Hitt. He’s the composer. Anthony Holland played the lyricist, clearly based on lyricist Fred Ebb. Watch the damn sequence again.

by Anonymousreply 10503/14/2019

Sam used to have the hottest ass in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 10603/14/2019

How are they going to deal with Fosee in metoo era? He was self admitted king of casting couch.

by Anonymousreply 10703/14/2019

Complain all you want about the particulars of this, but I for one can't wait to see it!

by Anonymousreply 10803/14/2019

R103, how is he the composer? He's never seen doing a single thing in the movie. Why is the Fred Ebb icon doing all the piano playing?

by Anonymousreply 10903/14/2019

Interesting that Rockwell seems like such an "aw-shucks" nice-guy, and yet he generally (with a few exceptions) plays scumbag roles. He's talented at some kind of acting, it's just hard to say which kind exactly.

by Anonymousreply 11003/14/2019

I had another look at All That Jazz. Ted Christopher does have some lines in the film but in the scene where he watches Paul sing "Take Off With Us" it seems to me that he is not the composer.

by Anonymousreply 11103/15/2019

michelle Williams ruins every movie she touches down in.

miss misery and glooooom.

by Anonymousreply 11203/15/2019

I want to watch this. Sam Rockwell is totally doable.

by Anonymousreply 11303/15/2019

Something tells me Michelle Williams is the frontrunner for the Emmy and SAG Awards for this.

by Anonymousreply 11404/03/2019

I bet Williams will find a way to tell us how the ghosts of her relationship with Heath Ledger informed her performance in Fosse. She never fails to bring his name up, play that card every time she is interviewed for some big project,all with the disclaimer that"she hates to talk about it..."

by Anonymousreply 11504/03/2019

In fact, the WIlliams hype machine will go into high gear with this project. And really it's Rockwell who ought to be getting any accolades they pass out. His work is the headline. Fosse is a fucking legend, and he had a very specific style and skill as a dancer/choreographer. This series looks like it has a lot of dancing in it, so Rockwell ought to be the absolute center of it, but we will get way too much Michele Williams.

by Anonymousreply 11604/03/2019

no they aren't

by Anonymousreply 11704/03/2019

R110, Sam is superb at the "kind of acting" where one inhabits the character such that the performance seems not to be one, but to be "real."

Plus, he himself projects humanity, decency, and openness, and thus brings (at least glimpses of) those qualities to characters who might be less than savory. See: "Three Billboards...".

by Anonymousreply 11804/03/2019

Who did they get to play me?

by Anonymousreply 11904/03/2019

First look.

by Anonymousreply 12004/04/2019

Was Kylie Jenner or one the Kardashian girls not available to play Jess? It would seem appropriate for a model turned, ahem, “actress”.

by Anonymousreply 12104/04/2019

Air-Otica!

by Anonymousreply 12204/04/2019

Does Michelle do Brass Band?

by Anonymousreply 12304/04/2019

Starts 4/9. See you next Tuesday!

by Anonymousreply 12404/04/2019

The reviews so far seem to indicate that this won’t be for everyone. Well, fuck that, it will be totally mesmerizing to those of us who are interested in things about creative geniuses like Fosse.

by Anonymousreply 12504/08/2019

R25 If FEUD can be a series, this can. I loved FEUD and look forward to this.

by Anonymousreply 12604/08/2019

Well?

by Anonymousreply 12704/09/2019

Yes, Well?

by Anonymousreply 12804/09/2019

It was OK. Rockwell and Williams were fine, but it really wasn't that engaging.

by Anonymousreply 12904/09/2019

I liked it A LOT! Especially HER!

by Anonymousreply 13004/09/2019

Feud bombed.

by Anonymousreply 13104/09/2019

I really liked it.

by Anonymousreply 13204/09/2019

So boring.

by Anonymousreply 13304/09/2019

It's all right. I think the next installments will prove more interesting.

by Anonymousreply 13404/09/2019

It's fine. I don't really find their story intriguing. Fosse seems like a complete asshole and woman abuser/user. Michelle is the best thing so far.

by Anonymousreply 13504/09/2019

It's fab. I love it. Fascinating.

by Anonymousreply 13604/09/2019

I never imagine Bob Fosse as a bald midget with a mouth like a chicken's ass - but I could be wrong. I really liked Williams....

Most of recreations were okay....and the previews seem to say they will show us MORE about Fosse and his Broadway beginnings....so that's good.

The Liza was awful......Joan Simon was fun, but doesn't seem to fit with written accounts of her. AND I didn't recognize Norbert as Paddy Chayefsky.

I will keep watching, but Rockwell's moves are definitely a big minus.

by Anonymousreply 13704/10/2019

She was way too good for him. He didn't deserve her.

by Anonymousreply 13804/10/2019

I think she felt the opposite

by Anonymousreply 13904/10/2019

Why would she think that? She was the true talent in the relationship.

by Anonymousreply 14004/10/2019

R140 yes, but she was very insecure and not a liberated female/

by Anonymousreply 14104/10/2019

Sad. 😮

by Anonymousreply 14204/10/2019

Mmmmmmmmm Michelle Williams? The same Michelle Williams that starred in Weinstein movies and sat next to Harvey practically on his lap smiling when Meryl called him God?

The same Michelle Williams who has never mentioned Harvey once since #metoo and has never commented on her "working" relationship with him?

People are wound up on Goop and J-Law getting down with Harv, but the real scoop is what about those that haven't said shit.

Like me.

by Anonymousreply 14304/13/2019

"You married him because he was a dancer, and in those days that meant queer!"

by Anonymousreply 14404/13/2019

What about all the men Fosse fucked? Are they gonna show that?

by Anonymousreply 14504/13/2019

The rumor mills are churning that Rockwell and Michelle are together and thats why she announced she split with her husband after a few months lol.

Did Rockwell split from Bibb?

I wonder if this is just to hype up the movie.

by Anonymousreply 14604/26/2019

They are both so good in this, but Williams is really spectacular. She should get an Emmy for the last episode.

by Anonymousreply 14704/26/2019

Williams does have Verdon's voice down.

by Anonymousreply 14804/26/2019

This show led to read more about Carol Haney. A great dancer and Gene Kelly's assistant in many amazing films. She died of alcoholism at 39.

by Anonymousreply 14904/26/2019

I highly doubt that Sam has left Leslie.

by Anonymousreply 15004/26/2019

I read the bio it was based on, and, although it made me loath Fosse the man, it did make me want to revisit some of his movies and choreography. I've watched three episodes of the mini series. Williams is pretty fantastic, but the movie seems to be intent on showing that she was the one with the talent. I think that might be revisionist history, although there is no doubt he listened to her. Rockwell is not doing well. He comes across as petulant and a bit of a cypher. You have no idea why he is as lucky with the ladies as he is, other than the power imbalance. It is nice to see the recreation of some of the set pieces, and I will certainly watch the rest of it.

by Anonymousreply 15104/26/2019

R145 -- Did Fosse fuck around with men? I read the bio a long time ago, and do not remember if it addressed that. My guess is that anyone who is that ambitious would do what it takes to get ahead. He was also a cute twink when he was younger. Also, my experience has been that someone who is as sexually-driven as he was would swing the other way on occasion. It is likely he was a sex addict, and I have found they often get their fix from whomever they can.

by Anonymousreply 15204/27/2019

Tonight: Fosse's star rises, while Gwen's stalls. Ann Reinking enters the picture. Hopefully Rockwell will get a chance to do more than light cigarettes, look stressed, and beg for help all the time.

by Anonymousreply 15304/30/2019

I wish this show was better. I just don't know what they're going for. It's not fun, it's not good dancing, it's not sexy, what is it?

by Anonymousreply 15404/30/2019

I feel the same, R154. It’s not “bad”, but...

by Anonymousreply 15504/30/2019

Yum, more Jake Lacey as Gwen’s boytoy lover.

by Anonymousreply 15604/30/2019

R154, I think "what they're going for" is a star turn for Sam.

by Anonymousreply 15705/02/2019

I don't see how this can last more than one season. Entertaining and sad, but also limited.

by Anonymousreply 15805/02/2019

Straight?

by Anonymousreply 15905/02/2019

Fosse was a pussy hound, clearly, but apparently, if he couldn't find a good woman for the night, he'd go home with a dude. Several well-known Broadway and Hollywood actors said they had done him, including Harold Lang.

by Anonymousreply 16005/02/2019

Watching the series has made me want to see All That Jazz, which I have not seen since it first came out, and I was far too young to understand anything in it. It is not on Netflix or Amazon. Does anyone know where it is streaming? I don't have tv, just a computer. Thanks

by Anonymousreply 16105/02/2019

The highlight for me is Williams' acting. She even "acts" the songs very well, in spite of a hit-or-miss voice. Too bad she can't really dance.

by Anonymousreply 16205/03/2019

Agreed, Williams is worth it. The rest of it... not so much.

by Anonymousreply 16305/03/2019

Sam and Michelle are both doing a great job. The story is better than the script as are the musical numbers.

by Anonymousreply 16405/03/2019

Are they banging off camera in real life IE why Williams announced she was suddenly divorced after 3 months of marriage lol?

by Anonymousreply 16505/03/2019

How old is Catherine supposed to be?

by Anonymousreply 16605/05/2019

Wrong thread. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 16705/05/2019

r165 Leslie would never allow it. She has him on a tight leash, I think.

by Anonymousreply 16805/05/2019

If Rockwell was banging Michelle Williams, the whole thing would add up with her divorce, although they filmed this show a while ago.

by Anonymousreply 16905/09/2019

Sam was miscast.

by Anonymousreply 170Last Wednesday at 5:56 PM

R161, All That Jazz should be on the Criterion Channel. If not, you can just buy the Criterion DVD.

by Anonymousreply 171Last Wednesday at 6:03 PM

If the strippers were younger and better-looking what are you been that traumatized?

by Anonymousreply 172Last Wednesday at 6:51 PM

Michelle is a joy to watch, she is even slowly adding the raspy shaky voice as Gwen ages. Sublime. Always the nominee, 4 Oscar, 4 BAFTA, a Tony nom, at least the Golden Globes showed her some love once on five nominations.

by Anonymousreply 173Last Wednesday at 6:51 PM

I think the problem is less Rockwell than the script. He cannot show Fosse's humor and charm because the script has not given him much opportunity to do so. Other than make Fosse a gleeful monster, there is not much he can do with the material.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Thursday at 3:42 AM

I'm in love with Michelle Williams. I know she seems bland and weird in real life and probably a total mess of a person.

But I cant help it. I think she's so cute and captivating.

by Anonymousreply 175Last Friday at 12:01 PM

Bob is portrayed as a sad mess, much more than in real life. There is not enough about show business itself. I wonder if any of the script writers have even been involved in a Broadway show in any capacity. Clearly they've never been dancers.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Friday at 12:03 PM

I've never thought much about Williams until this show. I was nervous because I adored Verdon, but damnit if it's not as if Williams has summoned her spirit. She's keeping me tuned in to what is a pretty dour show. I hope we get a few good Chicago recreations at least. Williams has a rather pleasant singing voice. It's limited, like Verdon's was as well, but it's nice.

by Anonymousreply 177Last Friday at 12:05 PM

Wow Fosse was nailing everything that walked. I wonder what the appeal was -- his genius as an artist? The character doesn't seem likable or cool or interesting or charming. And is ugly.

Meanwhile Michelle Williams is fucking fantastic. Her accent and body movement.

by Anonymousreply 17817 hours ago

Not one of Fosse's jokes has made me laugh or smile. Especially the standup cuts when he's supposed to be um .. you know ... witty and funny.

Is it Rockwell?

by Anonymousreply 17917 hours ago

I think Rockwell is making the most of a middling script.

by Anonymousreply 18015 hours ago
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