Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Fosse/Verdon gives Pippin the old razzle-dazzle

Illustration for article titled iFosse/Verdon/i gives iPippin/i the old razzle-dazzle
Photo: Michael Parmelee (FX)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, April 30. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Fosse/Verdon (FX, 10 p.m.): Tonight’s episode of Fosse/Verdon takes its title from this little gem, in case you’re wondering how ’70s and generally pelvic-centered things might be:

Pippin is a landmark American musical, a title that looms large in Bob Fosse’s career and in theater history in general. The choreography in particular is hugely significant—just watch that video and tell us that shit’s not crazy, even today—and the episode in which it appears plays a correspondingly large role in the narrative of the series. This is a big one, introducing some very important characters played by very good actors (Hi, Margaret Qualley! We’re big fans) and marking a turning point or two in the fortunes of our titular characters. Gwen Verdon has grabbed her straw boater and is ready to recap.


Regular coverage

The Flash (The CW, 8 p.m.)

Wild card

The Bold Type (Freeform, 8 p.m.): We’re leaving regular coverage of The Bold Type behind, but we’ll be watching all the same—particularly this episode, which sees Kat struggle with a big decision, Sutton take big steps toward achieving a new goal, and kinda terrible Jane come across some unnamed big scoop that puts her at odds with dream boss Jacqueline, who is in turn put off-balance in her power struggle with Patrick, the human Balance Ball.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter