The Dickens, New York City’s recently opened multi-level gay complex. Five openly queer performers from the Broadway revival of Bob Fosse’s Dancin’have gathered a few hours before showtime for an exclusive interview and photo shoot.
In between set-ups, the close-knit ensemble shares anecdotes about show stans, onstage mishaps, and the grueling but rewarding life of a Broadway dancer.
From splitting pants seams during the Act II opener “Sing, Sing, Sing” to discovering backstage signatures from the Music Box Theatre’s last tenant, Dear Evan Hansen, to managing the expectations of over-enthusiastic fans, life in the spotlight is more than you might think.
The talented dancers opened up to Queerty about their lives, queer visibility, and revisiting Fosse under the watchful eye of director Wayne Cilento, who was in the original 1978 production.Director Wayne Cilento assembles the best of Broadway for the first-ever revival of ‘Bob Fosse’s Dancin’.’By 2019, Kolton Krouse (they/them) — who started dancing at the age of nine and studied at Julliard — was fed up with casting calls that almost exclusively used “male-presenting” and “female-presenting” terminology for largely cisgender roles. “I wasn’t resonating with ‘go in and present yourself as a male,’” the Arizona native tells Queerty. “That’s not me.