Bob Fosse’s 1978 dance-ical “Dancin’ ” gets its first Rialto revival in spring 2009, with helmer Graciela Daniele working with Ann Reinking, among others, to re-create Fosse moves.
Reinking (“Chicago”), who starred in the original production of “Dancin’,” will be artistic consultant to the production, while longtime Fosse dancer and assistant Kathryn Doby will re-create original Fosse choreography.
Fosse’s daughter Nicole also will advise the creative team of the revival.
“Dancin’,” a series of individual choreography sequences danced and sung by 16 performers, has no real plot.
“It was created as if Bob Fosse had his own dance company,” Nicole Fosse said.
Performed by a live orchestra, the score is a wide array of pre-existing tunes, including jazz and classical, as well as pop songs that were recorded by Neil Diamond and Cat Stevens.
New production will include never-before-seen numbers by Fosse, the late helmer-choreographer whose credits included “The Pajama Game,” “Sweet Charity,” “Pippin” and the original production of “Chicago.” His work was also showcased on the Rialto in the 1999 revue “Fosse.”
“Dancin’ ” is produced by Whiskey Tango and Elaine Krauss, in association with Dancap Prods. Revival will have a pre-Broadway run in Toronto before heading for Gotham.
The original Rialto production ran four years.