Bob Fosse

Mary Martin was Broadway’s biggest closet king. Everyone thought Ethel (Merman) was butch and maybe a lesbian, but she wasn’t. And everyone thought that lovely little Mary was Miss Femme, and she was — except next to her gay husband. In other words, don’t judge a star by her cover.

“Mary Martin was Broadway’s biggest closet king. Everyone thought Ethel (Merman) was butch and maybe a lesbian, but she wasn’t. And everyone thought that lovely … Read More

I am not an educated person. I didn’t come up through a ballet company. I came up through burlesque. So I have a lot of inferiority feelings concerning my own lack of education, my entry into show business. I’m not a Baryshnikov. I’m not a Nureyev. I came up in vaudeville. Strippers. So I’ve always had these feelings. But I think they’ve also helped me.

“I am not an educated person. I didn’t come up through a ballet company. I came up through burlesque. So I have a lot of … Read More