Here are two commercials for Broadway shows that feature, solely, the choreography of two masters of the stage, Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins.
First, here is the commercial - a whopping 58 seconds - for Fosse's first revue, Dancin' which began a lengthy run in 1978. That show is poised for a revival soon by the Roundabout Theatre Company. I think this commercial is so 70's and so Fosse. The narration is snappy and carefree while sounding bored and unaffected. It goes right for the 1970's recession-era pocket book. And the visuals are all Fosse. Slo-motion dance moves in isolation by dancers (including a sexy young Ann Reinking), who look alternately joyous, exhilarated and sophisticatedly bored. You gotta love Fosse!
The second commercial is for Jerome Robbins' Broadway, another song and dance revue, only this one made up of dances from shows created by the legend himself. The show featured lengthy segments of West Side Story, On the Town and Fiddler on the Roof. Tony winner of Best Musical 1989, it was, as advertised, "the Musical of Musicals." This ad works perfectly. You really get what you see in the commercial. Notorious for a 6 month rehearsal period and an original cast that had half of them putting their notice in on opening night, Broadway still hasn't seen something of this importance and magnitude since. Regardless of its impact on the company, the end result was stunning dancing and what amounted to a series of small plays, so specific was the character driven choreography.
Comments? Leave on here or email me at email@example.com
HERE'S WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE:
CLICK/TAP THE TABS ABOVE TO ACCESS OUR ARCHIVE OF SHOW AND MEDIA REVIEWS, AS WELL AS FEATURES LIKE BROADWAY WHO'S WHO AND ONE THAT GOT AWAY. COLLECTORS WILL BE INTERESTED IN OUR LIGHTS OF BROADWAY CARDS AND PLAYBILLS FOR SALE!
COMING UP ON BROADWAY: SIX - Opens Company - Previews Diana - Previews The Lehman Trilogy - Previews Mrs. Doubtfire - Previews The Minutes - Previews MJ: The Musical - Previews 9.21 Plaza Suite - Previews TBA American Buffalo - Previews TBA Take Me Out - Previews 3.22.21 The Music Man - Previews 12.20.21 1776 - Previews TBA Caroline, or Change -Previews TBA Flying Over Sunset - Fall 2021 Birthday Candles - Fall 2021 Sing Street - Winter 2021 Our Town - TBA Thoughts of a Colored Man - TBA
COMING UP THIS WEEK: 3/1: NEW! 2010s Broadway Musical Logo Madness! Elimination Round 4! - 3/2: This Week in Broadway History - 3/3: One That Got Away - 3/4: At This Performance - 3/5: Broadway Game!
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org (Email); @jkstheatrescene (Twitter); jkstheatrescene (Instagram)