Ruth Leon recommends…  Rich Man’s Frug – Sweet Charity – Bob Fosse

Ruth Leon recommends… Rich Man’s Frug – Sweet Charity – Bob Fosse

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July 30, 2022

Rich Man’s Frug – Sweet Charity – Bob Fosse

 My friend and fellow critic Gerald Berkowitz finds wonderful things for you on YouTube. This amazing piece of dance video is a classic number made for the musical Sweet Charity. Choreography, Bob Fosse, of course. Stylistically, it’s a perfect encapsulation of its 1960s time and of his genius.

The lead dancer in this clip is Suzanne Charny but neither Jerry nor I know who the bald-headed mustachioed featured dancer is. This is the kind of thing that keep me up at night. Help, readers, please. 

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  • drummerman says:

    Is it possibly Lance Le Gault?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_LeGault

    go to Google, type in “Sweet Charity movie cast” and look at his photo – do I get a prize if I’m right?

    • Robin Worth says:

      I saw the stage show in London (with Gretchen Wyler) some time around 1971
      No idea about dancer identities but I remember there was a bald male dancer who was a great mover
      It was unusual then as now to see men who were less than hirsute on stage
      Was it a coincidence, or was it a Fosse thing?

      PS It was a remarkable show : London had never seen a Fosse show and it was a great step forward for dance

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