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If You're Watching "Fosse/Verdon," Look Out for this Gift to Gwen from Jack Cole

You can see them in “Fosse/Verdon” episode one. Michelle Williams, playing Gwen Verdon, wears them with a cool, retro, forest-green jumpsuit. Tucked beneath a mop top of tousled Gwen Verdon locks, Williams sports a pair of discreet and tasteful onyx drop-earrings—the dancer’s favorites. Verdon wore them all her adult life, according to her daughter Nicole […]

#tbt: The Choreographer Who Helped Launch Marilyn Monroe's Career

In the January 1968 issue of Dance Magazine, we had a candid conversation with Jack Cole. Though less well-known than his choreographic successor, Bob Fosse, Cole was arguably the father of theatrical jazz dance. He danced for Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn and Doris Humphrey and was well versed in traditional styles from other cultures […]