We Are LIVING for the “Hamilton” Casts’ Epic Fosse Dance Battle

Well, ladies and gents, it's finally happening: The long-awaited show "Fosse/Verdon" premiered on FX last night, in all its jazz-handed, pigeon-toed glory!

If you're a dancer with a pulse, you know that the connections between this series and the Broadway smash Hamilton run very deep. The two share choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, director Thomas Kail, and executive producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, to name just a few names. So we wouldn't say we're shocked that the various casts of Hamilton around the world—from London to Chicago to NYC—decided to celebrate the arrival of "Fosse/Verdon" with a big ol' Fosse dance-off. But we would say that we're absolutely obsessed with pretty much every entry in the challenge.


What fabulously fishnetted tribute is your fave? Take a look, and take your pick:

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