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Goodspeed Gala

Save the Date!
Saturday Evening, June 18, 2022

The date is set for our 2022 Gala and we're excited to be back at The Riverhouse. This year's Gala will honor the VERDON FOSSE LEGACY. Mark your calendar to make sure you're available on June 18!

Please contact Mary Miko for more information: mmiko@goodspeed.org or 860.615.0368

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THE VERDON FOSSE LEGACY LLC mission is to promote, preserve, and protect the artistic and intellectual property of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, including the copyrights in the dances and the trademark rights in the names BOB FOSSE® and FOSSE®. Through the Bob Fosse® Master Class Series, Fosse® Jazz, The Professional Training Program, Legacy-sanctioned reconstructeurs teach style, technique, and work ethic to students at dance schools and colleges globally. The Legacy wishes to foster and educate performers, directors, and choreographers, as well as scholars and students interested in American film and musical theatre. We partner with universities, dance studios, museums, libraries, publishing companies, film screenings, and non-profit organizations to honor the work of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse. Legacy-sanctioned reconstructeurs and guest artists work with an elite group of professional dancers to notate, reconstruct, and archive Fosse repertoire from both stage and screen. Our goal is to reconstruct Bob Fosse’s choreography with the original intent and integrity.  The Verdon Fosse Legacy oversees the licensing of Bob Fosse’s work for non-profit and for-profit commercial use. The Legacy protects the image and work of Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse and owns the trademarks for FOSSE® and BOB FOSSE®.

Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre

Originally designed for and presented to Ira Gershwin more than 20 years ago, this is Goodspeed's most prestigious honor. Goodspeed is pleased to bestow this annual award upon a member of the theatre community in recognition of their extraordinary talent.


2019 Jason Robert Brown
2018 Sue Frost
2016 Chita Rivera
2015 Tony Walton
2014 Sheldon Harnick
2013 Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary
2012 Kristin Chenoweth
2011 Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, & Thomas Meehan
2010 Paul Williams
2009 William Ivey Long
2008 Michael Price
2007 Jerry Herman
2006 Stephen Schwartz
2005 Julie Andrews
2004 Gerald Schoenfeld
2003 Susan Stroman
2002 Tommy Tune
2001 Ira Gershwin

Goodspeed Arts & Business Partnership Award


  • 2012: Hoffman Auto Group