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Previously Ep 1 -"Life is a Cabaret"

No,no,I know who he is.The one with the hats.

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The premiere episode ofFosse/Verdontook place (mostly) in 1971 when Fosse was rehearsingCabaretbut linear storytelling isnt remotely 'on trend' in TV miniseries right now,so we're hopping backward for Episode 2 to 1955 when Gwen Verdon was flush from her breakout Tony-winning turn in "Can-Can"and cast in "Damn Yankees".At a lunch meeting Hal Prince (Evan Handler) tries to sell Broadway it girl Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams) on his choice of choreographer.Gwen isn't sold,wiggling her hand dismissively for Fosse's most famous recurring choreographic accessory,the hat.It's but one of many fine gestural moments from a truly inspired Michelle Williams.Though it's too soon to know,she may well be giving us the performance of her career...


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