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Glory
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Series 1 - Episode 4 Glory

Tuesday 12:15am - 1am BBC Two
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Review

It’s the premiere of the movie Cabaret, but director Bob Fosse is smoking furiously in the foyer, unable to bear the audience reaction. He fears it’s going to be a flop – “I’m not in the mood for a funeral” he tells the producer. But of course, it’s a sensation.

Fosse (Sam Rockwell) celebrates with loads of booze and drugs – he looks terrible – and he’s at his most creepy when hitting upon the young women in the chorus of his new musical Pippin. Fosse Verdon clearly isn’t afraid to make Fosse as unappealing and unsavoury as possible, as he tries to force himself on a dancer. But she fights back.

Summary

The year 1973 finds Bob juggling dealing with the success of Cabaret, spearheading production on Liza with a Z and Pippin and grappling with the price of fame. Though he is indulging in the high life, with several girlfriends, pills and poppers, he finds time to attend the opening night of Gwen's Broadway play Children! Children! Gwen tearfully tells him that the play is closing after only one performance, since the producers have had word of bad notices and poor box office. She implies that if Bob had helped with rewrites, the production might have been saved. Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams star.

Cast & Crew

Bob Fosse Sam Rockwell
Gwen Verdon Michelle Williams
Paddy Chayefsky Norbert Leo Butz
Ann Reinking Margaret Qualley
Ron Jake Lacy
Joan Simon Aya Cash
Liza Minnelli Kelli Barrett
Sherry Alexis Carra
Fred Weaver Rick Holmes
Cy Feuer Paul Reiser
Nicole Fosse Blake Baumgartner
Ben Vereen Ahmad Simmons
Rebecca Emma Caymares
Adrienne Paloma Garcia Lee
Wendy Tessa Grady
Danny Ari Brand
Director Jessica Yu
Writer Tracey Scott Wilson
Writer Sam Wasson
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