Classical 91.5

Fascinatin’ Rhythm: Razzle Dazzle, 07/07/18

Jul 1, 2018

Episode # 1827

Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, Damn Yankees (1958)

7/7        Razzle DazzleSongs are often self-referential. They sing about song, music, and singing. Sometimes they sing about a larger subject—show business, itself, that combination of commerce and entertainment that can lift the spirit with its shameless razzle dazzle.

Featured in the picture to your left is Bob Fosse and his wife, Gwen Verdon. Fosse was they king of razzle dazzle, known for creating the distinctive choreography style used in dazzling shows including: Chicago, Cabaret, Pippin, Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, and others.