Kevin Winkler titled his book Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical to assert Fosse’s major role in four decades of development in American musical theater and in contemporary pop culture. Big Deal is also the title of Fosse’s last Broadway show and his first Broadway flop.
Mary-Jean Cowell is professor emeritus in the Department of Performing Arts, Arts & Sciences, at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a performer, producer, choreographer, and teacher of dance. One of her research interests is Michio Ito, a Japanese-born dancer who contributed to the development of modern dance in the United States.
Posts by Mary-Jean Cowell
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.