That's DANCIN': Fosse on Broadway
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Fosse entered the project after the original choreographer Hugh Lambert proved incapable of bringing the show's handful of dance numbers to life. Still stinging from his dismissal from the musical "The Conquering Hero," Fosse empathized with Lambert and took the job on the condition that the struggling choreographer stay on board. Under the title of musical staging director, Fosse reshaped such songs as "Coffee Break" and "A Secretary is Not a Toy" into comic numbers with stunning dance performances. Ever the mischievous creator, Fosse once locked veteran lyricist Frank Loesser out of a rehearsal so he could work on changes without interference. The play won a trophy case full of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Original Cast Members
Robert Morse ...... J. Pierrepont Finch
Rudy Vallee ...... J.B. Biggley
Charles Nelson Reilly ...... Bud Frump
Bonnie Scott ...... Rosemary Pilkington
Virginia Martin ...... Hedy La Rue
Paul Reed ...... Bert Bratt
Sammy Smith ..... Mr. Twimble, Mr. Womper
Claudette Sutherland ...... Smitty
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