Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams don familiar Damn Yankees garb seconds into the teaser trailer for FX’s Fosse/Verdon. The two play famed Broadway couple and collaborators Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in the upcoming miniseries. Check out the first look above.
Included are glimpses of Fosse’s iconic moves, scored against a Kander and Ebb-esque crescendo. The series will explore the onstage and offstage relationship between the two, which through highs and lows included working on such shows that defined their legendary careers as Sweet Charity and Chicago.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will executive produce alongside Rockwell and Williams, as well as Thomas Kail (who will helm the pilot), George Stelzner, Joel Fields, Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Steven Levenson (who penned the pilot and will serve as showrunner), and Fosse and Verdon's daughter Nicole Fosse. Andy Blankenbuehler is set to choreograph with Broadway alum Susan Misner (who will also appear as Joan McCracken), and Alex Lacamoire will serve as supervising music producer.
In addition to Rockwell and Williams, a number of theatre vets are set to play notable Broadway figures, including Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli, Bianca Marroquin as Chita Rivera, Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky, Ethan Slater as Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes as Shirley MacLaine.