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April 19 – June 5, 2022
(Opening night: Thursday, April 28, 2022)
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
Original Broadway production created, directed, and choreographed by Bob Fosse
Choreography by Bob Fosse
Direction and musical staging by Wayne Cilento
Produced in cooperation with Nicole Fosse
Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ is Fosse’s full-throated, full-bodied celebration of the art form he loved, practiced, and changed forever. His hit musical masterpiece is reimagined by director Wayne Cilento, who starred in the original Broadway production of Dancin’. Cilento transforms the show’s original vision for 21st-century audiences. Dancin’ brims with Fosse’s warmth, emotion, color, and endlessly influential style rarely seen in modern interpretations of his work. Featuring an eclectic score that spans a multitude of musical genres and an extraordinary cast of Broadway’s most accomplished dancers, Dancin’ delivers the quintessential Broadway experience for Fosse fans and first-timers alike. You’ve never seen Dancin’ like this.
Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ is supported by production sponsors Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor, Elizabeth Cushman, Ann Davies, Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander, Dee E. Silver, M.D., United, Pamela J. Wagner and Hans Tegebo, and The Estate of Carolyn Yorston – Wellcome and artist sponsors Gail and Doug Hutcheson (for Robert Brill), Philip and Margarita Wilkinson (for director Wayne Cilento), and U.S. Bank (for Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung).
Running time: Two hours and twenty minutes. There is one intermission.
Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ contains mature themes. The production also contains smoking, haze, and flashing lights.
Bob Fosse (Original Broadway Production Creator, Director and Choreographer; Choreography) was nominated for 20 Tony Awards and was the first director in history to win the Oscar, the Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award, and Emmy Awards in a single year, for the film version of Cabaret, the Broadway musical Pippin, and the NBC television special Liza with a Z, respectively. Learn more about Fosse and his work on page 8 of this program.
Wayne Cilento (Director and Musical Stager) One of Broadway’s most prolific and honored choreographers. Directed and choreographed Dream on Broadway, Spirit: A Journey in Dance, Drums & Song for PBS, American Dance Machine. Won the 1993 Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Who’s Tommy. Other Tony nominations: Best Choreography for Wicked, Baby, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Dream, Sweet Charity, and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Dancin’. Inspired and originated the role of Mike in Tony Award–winning Best Musical A Chorus Line. Resides in Mamaroneck, New York with his wife Cathy.
Robert Brill (Scenic Design) The Old Globe: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Oleanna, many others. Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations (Tony nomination), Thoughts of a Colored Man, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Assassins (Tony nomination), Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination), Design for Living, Buried Child, others. Recent credits: Bhangin’ It (La Jolla Playhouse), Frozen (Disney Creative Entertainment). Opera world premieres: Moby-Dick, Cold Mountain, Everest, The Manchurian Candidate. Other: founding member of Sledgehammer Theatre, recipient of the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, professor of Scenic Design at UC San Diego. robertbrilldesign.com.
Harriet Jung and Reid Bartelme (Costume Design) Design credits: New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf. Commissions: Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Guggenheim Museum. reidandharriet.com, @reidandharriet on Instagram.
David Grill (Lighting Design) Honors: thirteen-time Emmy Award nominee, five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner, 2015 and 2016 Telly Award winner. Dance credits: works for Milwaukee Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Met, Kansas City Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, numerous choreographers. Television/video: “The Drew Barrymore Show,” New York Philharmonic. Other: lighting direction for the National Memorial Day, July 4th Concerts, over 17 Super Bowl halftime shows. Teaching: associate professor and co-chair of Theatre Design/Technology Program at Purchase College, State University of New York.
Peter Hylenski (Sound Design) Tony Award–winning, Grammy- and Olivier-nominated. The Old Globe: Almost Famous, In Your Arms. Selected Broadway designs: Moulin Rouge!, Frozen, Anastasia, Beetlejuice, Once on This Island, Something Rotten!, King Kong, Rock of Ages, After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek The Musical, On a Clear Day, Lend Me a Tenor, Elf. Other: Le Rêve, Lake of Dreams at Wynn Las Vegas. Other: designed for Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Kennedy Center.
Finn Ross (Video Design)Honors: two Olivier Awards, one Tony Award, three Drama Desk Awards. Recent work: Back to the Future, Bat out of Hell (West End), Anna Karenina (Joffrey Ballet), Frozen (international), Mean Girls (Broadway), Tempest (RSC),The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway, West End), American Psycho (Broadway, Almeida), Mahagonny (Royal Opera House), Frankenstein (Royal Ballet), Jagged Little Pill (ART), Chimerica (Almeida, West End), The Death of Klinghoffer, Damnation of Faust, Magic Flute (English National Opera), Master and Margarita, All My Sons, Shun-kin (Complicité), Hansel and Gretel, A Dog’s Heart, Magic Flute (Netherlands Opera).
Jim Abbott (Orchestrations, Music Supervision, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements) As musical director: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rent, Aida, Bombay Dreams, Women on the Verge, Tarzan. As dance arranger: Tarzan, Aida, Bombay Dreams, Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls, Wicked. As synthesizer design: Spamalot, Avenue Q, The Addams Family, Big Fish, The Prom, Something Rotten! As contributing orchestrations: Aida, Bombay Dreams, Wicked, The Addams Family, On the 20th Century, Women on the Verge (Drama Desk nomination). Other: performances with Aretha Franklin, Dennis DeYoung, Shirley Bassey, Bob Hope, Phil Collins, Elton John; musical supervisor for Tarzan international companies and Disney’s Broadway Hits, performing with orchestras around the world.
Darryl Archibald (Music Director) Upcoming: Some Like It Hot (Broadway, fall 2022), new Angelique Kidjo musical Yemandja (as music supervisor; world tour), Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker (as vocal arrangements/associate music supervisor; tour, fall 2022). Other: Ragtime episode of “Encore!”(Disney+), The Color Purple (2015 tour, Paper Mill Playhouse), Motown The Musical (Broadway 2016), Wicked (as substitute conductor; Pantages Theater), Memphis (Broadway tour), Disney’s The Lion King (as vocal coach/assistant conductor; Broadway tour), Ragtime, Little Shop of Horrors with Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Pasadena Playhouse), Dear World with Tyne Daly (VPAC), Passion (Boston Court), Jonathan Dove’s Innocence (Banff Centre), A Hollywood Holiday Christmas television special (as dance arrangements and orchestrations). darrylarchibald.com.
David Dabbon (Dance Arrangements and Additional Music) Emmy nomination: “Eat S***, Bob!” for HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (as composer). Broadway: Beetlejuice, Funny Girl, Disaster! (as dance arranger); Sondheim on Sondheim (as additional orchestrations; Grammy nomination). HBO: documentary Six by Sondheim (as arranger). Pittsburgh CLO: Game On (as composer). Playwrights Horizons: The Christians (as music supervisor). NYTW: Love and Information (as music director), The Events (as music supervisor). Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Little Prince (as composer). Wagner College/Northwestern University: Our New Town (as composer). Audra McDonald/New York Philharmonic: Sing Happy, Audra McDonald: Go Back Home (as orchestrator). Education: B.M. from The Hartt School, M.M. from Carnegie Mellon University. @daviddabbon on Instagram.
Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) The Old Globe: Scrooge, Despereaux, Gods of Comedy, Life After, Heart of Rock & Roll, Much Ado, Tempest, Guys and Dolls, Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dog and Pony, Room with a View, others. Broadway: Six, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, Band’s Visit, Summer, Prince of Broadway, Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Mis, The Heiress, How to Succeed…, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Phantom. Off Broadway: Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Clueless, Here Lies Love, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: McCarter, Yale, La Jolla, Paper Mill, Berkeley, others.
Beverly Jenkins (Production Stage Manager) Awards: 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. Select Broadway: Hadestown, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, A Bronx Tale The Musical, Fully Committed, Amazing Grace, Living on Love, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Machinal, Godspell, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, In the Heights, Shrek The Musical, Avenue Q, Aida, Sweet Charity, Oklahoma!, The Lion King, Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk, Miss Saigon. Member: board of trustees of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Beyond the Stage Door, D.I.V.A., Inc. Education: Howard University. Other: co-founder of Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color.
Christine Colby Jacques (Reproduction of Mr. Fosse’s Choreography) Broadway: Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ (OBC), Ursula understudy in Sweet Charity (revival OBC). First national tours: Ursula in Sweet Charity, Fosse. Rockettes: Radio City Music Hall, tour with Peter Allen. National spokesperson: Danskin, Dame Margot Fonteyn’s The Magic of Dance. Film: A Chorus Line, Annie. Music videos: Billy Joel, Barry Manilow. Television: Placido Domingo special, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Bob Hope’s Happy Birthday, Bob special featuring the cast of Dancin’. Artist in residence: Stephens College, Interlochen Arts Academy, CCM University of Cincinnati, Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts. Education: B.F.A. in Dance from University of Kansas. @cc.jacques on Instagram.
Corinne McFadden Herrera (Associate Director/Musical Stager and Additional Choreographic Reconstruction) As associate choreographer: Sweet Charity (2005 Broadway revival), Wicked (Broadway) with Wayne Cilento. As co-choreographer: the film Winter’s Tale. As performer: Broadway’s Sweet Charity, original Broadway companies of Aida, Wicked. Other: Jonas Brothers concert (Radio City). Music videos: Ricky Martin, Limp Bizkit.
Kirsten Childs (Text Consultant and Additional Material) (she/her/hers) Theatre: Fly (as co-lyricist; La Jolla Playhouse), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Playwrights Horizons; Obie, Kleban, Audelco, Richard Rodgers, Gilman Gonzalez-Falla Awards; Rockefeller, Jonathan Larson Grants; Lortel, NAACP, Drama Desk Award nominations), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons, Dallas Theater Center; Frederick Loewe Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize finalist, Audelco Awards), Miracle Brothers, Family Portraits: Aunt Lillian (Vineyard Theatre), Edge of Night (Playwrights Horizons Soundstage podcast series). Other: Dramatists Guild Council member, professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Heather Hogan (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: In the Heights, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Hamilton, The Ferryman.Regional: Carmen, After the Quake (La Jolla Playhouse),bilingual Fame (GALA Hispanic Theatre). International: Candela (Pura Vibra), India (Dragone), Oedipus Rex (SCOT, Japan). Other: stage director and line producer for events and concerts, working with Diana Ross, Lauryn Hill, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, others.
Amanda Salmons (Assistant Stage Manager) The Old Globe: The Gardens of Anuncia, Life After, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Blameless, American Mariachi, The Heart of Rock & Roll, October Sky, Rain, The Metromaniacs, The White Snake, Inherit the Wind, Somewhere, Lost in Yonkers, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet. Regional: Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin (La Jolla Playhouse), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage), The Foreigner, See How They Run, The Rivalry (Lamb’s Players Theatre), The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Candide, Trial by Jury (Lyric Opera San Diego). Education: UC San Diego.
All musicians are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.