Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Bob Fosse's Dancin' at San Diego's Old Globe? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Bob Fosse's Dancin' at San Diego's Old Globe?

A new production of the 1978 musical opened April 28.

Jōvan Dansberry and company of Bob Fosse's Dancin' Julieta Cervantes

Reviews are in for the new production of Bob Fosse's Dancin' at San Diego's Old Globe. The production began performances April 19, and will continue through May 29, with Broadway reportedly in its sights.

Produced in cooperation with Nicole Fosse and by special arrangement with Joey Parnes, the production recreates Fosse's original Tony-winning choreography from the 1978 Broadway musical, featuring direction and musical staging by Wayne Cilento, who received a Tony nomination for his performance in the original Broadway company.

The new production of the dance musical, which features an eclectic songlist from Neil Diamond to George M. Cohan, will see Cilento reimagining Fosse's original production, bringing its vision into the 21st century. Playwright and fellow Dancin' cast alum Kirsten Childs is billed as the production's text consultant and is providing additional material.

Read the reviews here.

San Diego Tribune (David L. Coddon)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The ensemble cast includes Ioana Alfonso (Wicked), Yeman Brown (Jagged Little Pill), Peter John Chursin (Wicked), Dylis Croman (Chicago), Tony d’Alelio (This Ain’t No Disco), Jōvan Dansberry (King Kong), Karli Dinardo (Moulin Rouge!), Jacob Guzman (West Side Story), Manuel Herrera (Wicked), Kolton Krouse (Cats), Mattie Love (Wicked), Yani Marin (Wicked), Nando Morland (West Side Story), Khori Michelle Petinaud (Aladdin), Ida Saki (In the Heights), and Ron Todorowski (Finding Neverland). Rounding out the company as understudies will be Ashley Blair Fitzgerald (The Cher Show), Gabriel Hyman (King Kong), Krystal Mackie (Hamilton), and Michaeljon Slinger (Hello, Dolly!).

Cilento leads a creative team that includes scenic designer Robert Brill, costume designers Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, lighting designer David Grill, sound designer Peter Hylenski, projection designer Finn Ross, and production stage manager Beverly Jenkins. Music supervision, orchestrations, incidental music, and vocal arrangements will be provided by Jim Abbott, with music direction by Darryl Archibald and dance arrangements and additional music by David Dabbon. The production has been cast by Tara Rubin Casting.

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