Chintz-N-Prints and FX Fosse/Verdon
By chintznpri20223285, May 7 2019 06:34PM
FX is featuring a mini series presenting the life/career of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.
A husband and wife duo who are known for their talents, in the entertainment industry.
Details About the Show Taken from FX Website
Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.
As Bob journeys from fledgling Broadway choreographer to lauded auteur of stage and screen, he fuels his manic creativity with drugs, alcohol, and sex, often abusing his celebrity and power to feed his appetites. Meanwhile, Gwen goes from a legendary triple threat, winning four Tony Awards in six years, to an actress struggling to stay relevant in an industry obsessed with youth and novelty and double standards.
Through it all, Gwen plays an instrumental role in Bob’s work, not only as the greatest interpreter of his choreography, but as a largely unrecognized collaborator, even as their marriage unravels in the face of Bob’s increasingly self-destructive tendencies.
Together, Bob and Gwen raise daughter Nicole who finds herself growing up in the long shadow of her parents’ illustrious careers, caught between her desperation for their approval and her determination to forge an identity of her own.
Bob and Gwen surround themselves with a tight-knit coterie of fellow artists, friends, collaborators, and rivals: the brilliantly acerbic playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (Norbert Leo Butz); former modern dancer turned homemaker Joan Simon (Aya Cash); Joan’s husband, the comedic genius, playwright Neil Simon (Nate Corddry); and legendary theater producer and director Hal Prince (Evan Handler).
Eventually, as Bob and Gwen’s marriage reaches the breaking point, Bob will forge a connection with Ann Reinking (Margaret Qualley), an up-and-coming Broadway dancer who has all the talent and tenacity of a young Gwen Verdon. She hopes to follow in Gwen’s footsteps, but may not have the stomach to put up with everything Bob demands.
Featuring show-stopping choreography, including original pieces as well as some of the most iconic works of Bob and Gwen’s careers, Fosse/Verdon will tell the story of these two brilliant, complicated individuals – the love they shared, the art they created, and the price they paid in the pursuit of greatness.
I am sure you are all wondering why I am writing about this TV Series. Other than the fact we spent a lot of time with the set design team, who I mentioned in a blog a several weeks back, helping them determine the best fabrics for the decade they were working with, we also, did all the sewing for the drapery panels and bed spreads. See photos below. The sofa "Nichole" is sitting on the fabric came from our store, and if you saw it here, I am sure you would have just walked past it, but it looks incredible made up.
So far there have been 3 episodes, 4th will be on tonight 10 pm FX and maybe I am a bit bias, but the fabrics and sets are amazing. They truly set the sceen. Don't get me wrong, the choice of cast, the writing, and storyline are fabulous as well, but no one would want to watch anything if it was set to a blank canvas.
I will post more photos as they are released in the series, thanks for sharing in our success story, and for allowing us to brag a little.
P.S.Don't forget we can help you make your home a "Show Stopper" too, just come on in.