Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon

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1H 22MIN

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The muse of both Jack Cole and Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon changed the face of Broadway choreography over forty years. Through rare footage of Gwen Verdon performing in iconic stage musicals from Can-Can through Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity and Chicago modern audiences can see Gwen at her best and learn the unexpected and surprising true story behind her success and career. From overcoming debilitating childhood rickets to becoming pregnant out-of-wedlock at sixteen, Gwen’s rise to success is the story of a woman who never gave up, and persevered to become Broadway’s greatest dancer against all the odds. She was a powerhouse of creativity, talent, and determination whose legacy can still be seen in dancers on Broadway today.

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Directed by Chris Johnson
Ken Bloom

Written by Ken Bloom
Chris Johnson

Production Company Merely Marvelous

Produced by Dennis Fill
Chris Johnson
Ken Bloom

Cast Chita Rivera
Gwen Verdon
Charlotte d'Amboise
Tab Hunter
Mimi Quillin
Harvey Evans
Bob Fosse
Nicole Fosse
Helen Gallagher
Jim Henagan Jr.
Lee Roy Reams
John Bowab
Candy Brown