Beddow, a dancer who appeared in numerous Fosse shows (she replaced Gwen Verdon in one of his early shows) and recreated some of his choreography for national touring shows, checks in with a show-by-show account of Fosse's career, from Pajama Game
through Sweet Charity
to Big Deal
-- all told from a dancer's point of view. The book is at its best when it vividly describes some of Fosse's "lost" dances for lesser-known shows like Frank Loesser's Pleasures and Palaces
, which closed out of town. Included are many rare photos of Fosse's dancers in action, and a heartbreaking account of his last rehearsal on the day he died.
About the Author
Margery Beddow's very successful dancing career has included many Broadway, off-Broadway, classical, and operatic productions, as well as film and television roles. Her Fosse experience includes Redhead, Little Me, The Conquering Hero, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, and The Pajama Game. She has also choreographed and directed several shows, and has written for industry magazines.