New York Magazine

Williams/Verdon

Thanks to Michelle Williams, now we all know Gwen Verdon was a star.

“I DON’T KNOW if I’ve ever been a meme before,” Michelle Williams says, laughing, when I mention the viral clip of her, as the great Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon, dramatically wiping a tear off her face in the second episode of FX’s Fosse/Verdon. Her hand travels up her cheekbone, under her nose, back behind her head, and then back alongside her cheek, flicking behind her like a windshield wiper in the final beat as if to rid herself of Sam Rockwell’s Bob Fosse, the legendary choreographer and director, Verdon’s sometime husband and longer-time collaborator, who is trying to smooth over the fact that he has seduced Verdon while his wife is deathly ill. It’s a

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