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Fosse/Verdon Is Made for Hardcore Fans of Showbiz History

It’s hard to imagine more delectable bait for fans of Broadway and Hollywood tales.
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How Fosse/Verdon Turned Fosse and Verdon’s Most Famous Work Into a TV Show

“It was never about picking a song-and-dance number. It’s instead following the emotional journey.”
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Frank Rich: Oklahoma Was Never Really O.K.

A new production exposes the darkness that’s always been at the heart of the musical — and the American experiment.
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