Bianca Marroquin is a Chita girl…
The 43-year-old Mexican musical theatre and television actress has been cast in FX’s high-profile eight-episode limited drama series Fosse/Verdon, starring Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in the title roles.
Written by Sam Wasson and based on his Fosse bio, the limited series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Williams). He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together they changed the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse’s choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.
Marroquin will portray the legendary Chita Rivera in the series, which will also star Norbert Leo Butz, Margaret Qualley, Evan Handler, Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Susan Misner, Kelli Barrett, Rick Holmes, Paul Reiser, Ethan Slater, Byron Jennings and Laura Osnes.
Originally from Mexico, Marroquin made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago in 2002 and has since appeared on Broadway in The Pajama GameandIn the Heights. On television in Miami and Mexico City, she can be seen as a judge in Pequeños Gigantes and Mira Quien Baila, among others.
The project hails from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Joel Fields, FX Television Studios and FX Productions.
Production on the series is currently underway in New York City ahead of its spring 2019 premiere on FX.