Bob Fosse & Company Bob Fosse & Company

Bob Fosse & Company


Edward Barnes, Moderator

The distinctive style of multi-talented director, choreographer, dancer, actor, and screenwriter Bob Fosse helped define the American musical for decades. From early television appearances on shows like Your Hit Parade and the Colgate Comedy Hour to directing dozens of productions for stage and film including Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago and the Academy Award-winning, Cabaret, Fosse rose through the ranks of showbiz to become a leading director and innovator of Broadway and Hollywood musical hits. Through the lens of the now classic shows he brought to life, this Seminar will explore the realm of Fosse’s talents, the stars he worked with, and his unique contribution to the canon of great American musicals. Video will be used.

Session 1 EARLY YEARS Call Me Mister to Pajama Game
Session 2 LATE 1950s Damn Yankees to Redhead
Session 3 1960s Little Me to Sweet Charity
Session 4 EARLY 1970s Cabaret, Pippin and Lenny
Session 5 LATE 1970s Chicago to All That Jazz
Session 6 1980s Star 80 to Big Deal

Please note: There are TWO (2) Sections of this Seminar. Specify your first choice of time.

Edward Barnes

EDWARD BARNES – Composer/Lyricist. He has worked with theaters around the country including Lincoln Center Theater Company, Mark Taper Forum, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, American Repertory Theater, Minnesota Opera, Williamstown Theater Festival and others.

Barnes is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Stephen Sondheim Award for “Outstanding Talent in Creating Innovative Musical Theater.” He is a producer of theater and concerts in New York and Buenos Aires.