Conceived by Bob Fosse. Featuring music and lyrics by Neil Diamond, Jerry Jeff Walker, Johann Sebastian Bach, Edgard Varèse, Harry Warren, Bob Haggart, Ray Bauduc, Gil Rodin, Bob Crosby, Melissa Manchester, Jerry Leiber, Cat Stevens, Louis Prima, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, George M. Cohan, Sigmund Romberg, Felix Powell, John Philip Sousa, Ralph Burns, Johnny Mercer, Carole Bayer Sager, Mike Stoller, Cat Stevens, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Oscar Hammerstein II and George Asaf. The original Broadway production opened on 27 March 1978 and was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse with additional choreography by Christopher Chadman. The production closed on 27 June 1982, running for a total of 1 774 performances.
Synopsis and Musical Numbers
ACT ONE: “Hot August Night” with music and lyrics by Neil Diamond, “Crunchy Granola” – music and lyrics by Neil Diamond, “Mr. Bojangles – music and lyrics by Jerry Jeff Walker, “Chaconne” – music by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Ionisation” – music by Edgard Varèse.
ACT TWO: “I Wanna Be a Dancin’ Man” – music and lyrics by John Mercer and Harry Warren, “If It Feels Good, Let It Ride” and “Easy” – music and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and Melissa Manchester, “I’ve Got Them Feelin’ Too Good Today Blues” – music and lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; “Was Dog a Doughnut” – music and lyrics by Cat Stevens.
ACT THREE: “Sing Sing Sing” – music by Louis Prima; “Here You Come Again” – music and lyrics by George M. Cohanl, “Gary Owen”, “Stout Hearted Men” – music and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg; “Under the Double Eagle”, “Dixie”, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”, “Rally Round the Flag”, “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag” – music and lyrics by George Asaf and Felix Powell, “The Stars and Stripes Forever” – music by John Philip Sousa, “Yankee Doodle Disco”, “Dancin'” – music by Ralph Burns.
Purchases from Amazon.com
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 1. Fosse Original Broadway Cast CD, with numbers from Dancin’. 2. Fosse DVD, featuring recreated numbers from Dancin’. 3. All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse by Martin Gottfried. 4. The Fosse Style by Debra McWaters and Ben Vereen. 5. Bob Fosse’s Broadway by Margery Beddow.