Fosse "He thought he was the best, and he thought he was terrible." The man in question is legendary choreographer and director Bob Fosse, whose celebrated… Fosse "He thought he was the best, and he thought he was terrible." The man in question is legendary choreographer and director Bob Fosse, whose celebrated… 2013-11-05 Biography Eamon Dolan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Review

Fosse (2013)

STEP TO IT Author Sam Wasson provides a sweeping and far-reaching account of the theater icon.
STEP TO IT Author Sam Wasson provides a sweeping and far-reaching account of the theater icon.
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 05, 2013; Writer: Sam Wasson; Genre: Biography; Publishers: Eamon Dolan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

''He thought he was the best, and he thought he was terrible.'' The man in question is legendary choreographer and director Bob Fosse, whose celebrated life and career get their due in Sam Wasson's spellbinding 695-page biography, Fosse. You don't need to be a Broadway expert to enjoy this portrait of a man whose rise to power was famously fueled by insecurity. It's all here: accounts of his monstrous, masterful directing style; the explosive personal battles behind his Tony-winning triumphs; his incendiary relationship with Gwen Verdon. Wasson simply doesn't miss a thing. Give the guy a (jazz) hand. A-

Originally posted Nov 20, 2013 Published in issue #1287 Nov 29, 2013 Order article reprints
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