Bob Fosse

Hoofers and helmers

Fosse brought a lean, highly contained sense of the street to Broadway choreography. After performing in several tuners in the early 1950s, he choreographed three hits in as many years: “The Pajama Game,” “Damn Yankees” and “Bells Are Ringing.” “Redhead” marked his directorial debut in 1959, and the signature Fosse moves and attitude were soon evident in “Little Me,” “Sweet Charity,” “Pippin,” “Chicago” and “Dancin’.

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