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Ann Reinking


Ann Reinking got her start as a dancer in Bob Fosse’s musicals of the 1970s, moving from the chorus of Pippin to the lead in Chicago (where she replaced Fosse’s wife, Gwen Verdon). Reinking soon became Fosse’s muse, a role she also played in Fosse’s semi-autobiographical movie All That Jazz. Later she became a choreographer and is often cited as the leading acolyte of Fosse’s style and techniques. She gained new fame when she choreographed and starred in the acclaimed 1997 Broadway revival of Chicago. She also founded the Broadway Theater Project, a Florida training program connecting students with seasoned theater professionals.