Beloved Dancer-Choreographer-Actress Dead at 71

By Sandi Durell

Broadway legend Ann Reinking is best known for roles in shows like Cabaret, Pippin, A Chorus Line where she made her mark taking over Gwen Verdon’s role as Roxie Hart in Chicago in 1977.

In the spirit of Bob Fosse, she went on to choreograph the 1996 Chicago revival as a tribute to Fosse, winning a Tony Award for Best Choreography.

While visiting family in Washington, she went to sleep and never woke up – the cause of death not yet known.

She is survived by her husband, Peter Talbert, son Christopher and six siblings.