James Kirkwood News

Date of Death: April 21, 1989
Birth Place: Hollywood, CA, USA
Gender: Male
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2015

Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of A Chrous Line closed at the Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 759 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

BWW TV: Happy 40th! HAMILTON Cast Sings 'What I Did for Love' in Honor of A CHORUS LINE's 40th AnniversaryBWW TV: Happy 40th! HAMILTON Cast Sings 'What I Did for Love' in Honor of A CHORUS LINE's 40th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2015

Today, Broadway celebrates the 40th anniversary of the opening of one of the most iconic musicals of all time. Below, take a look back at the performance, and watch as the original cast of A CHORUS LINE joins the HAMILTON cast on stage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/25/15- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/25/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2015

Today in 1975, A Chrous Line opened at the Shubert THeatre, where it ran for 6137 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Cancelled Due to Actor InjuryLYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Cancelled Due to Actor Injury
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Kevin Malony and Joseph A. Berger, producers of the return summer engagement of LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET, announce that the run will be canceled due to an injury sustained by star John Epperson. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

LYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This MonthLYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

A glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will once again be doled out this summer when the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement. LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET will be performed Wednesday, July 22nd through Saturday, September 12th at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B) in Manhattan's East Village. The Opening is Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM. Tickets ($35 - $65) will go on sale on Monday, April 27th at 10 am online at www.lypsinka.com and www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinka, or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Mills Sisters, Juliet and Hayley Play Feuding Faded Stars In The Hilarious LEGENDS As It Tours AustraliaBWW Reviews: Mills Sisters, Juliet and Hayley Play Feuding Faded Stars In The Hilarious LEGENDS As It Tours Australia
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2015

Making LEGENDS a family affair, Producer John Frost's latest show teams Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield in the update of James Kirkwood's 1986 comedy. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Now Casting for Season 7Playhouse on Park Now Casting for Season 7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Award-winning professional theatre Playhouse on Park is now casting for its upcoming seventh season. Local auditions will be held at the Playhouse on August 30th and 31st, and NYC auditions will be held on July 10th and 11th. (more...)


by Jade Kops - May 26, 2015

Whilst our Northern Hemisphere BWW Counterparts are compiling their Summer Stages recommendations as they head into their summer holiday season, Sydney-siders can look forward to a fabulous selection of shows to go and see and keep out of the cold. (more...)

HT Musical Theatre Readies A CHORUS LINE for Edinburgh Fringe This AugustHT Musical Theatre Readies A CHORUS LINE for Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

HT Musical Theatre, an award-winning Teen Theatre based out of High Tech High School in HudsonCounty, NJ, will embark on celebrating their 15th anniversary with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of 'A CHORUS LINE'.Students have been preparing for their May 14-17 performances in NJ, then will embark at another run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August of 2015 at THE SPACE Theatre in Edinburgh. (more...)

LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Will Return to The Connelly Theatre This SummerLYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Will Return to The Connelly Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

A glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will once again be doled out this summer when the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement. LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET will be performed Wednesday, July 22nd through Saturday, September 12th at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B) in Manhattan's East Village. The Opening is Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM. Tickets ($35 - $65) will go on sale on Monday, April 27th at 10 am online at www.lypsinka.com and www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinka, or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Public's HAMILTON Pays Heartfelt Homage to A CHORUS LINE - Full Footage!STAGE TUBE: The Public's HAMILTON Pays Heartfelt Homage to A CHORUS LINE - Full Footage!
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

The Public Theater, 40 years to the night that A CHORUS LINE made its debut on this stage, celebrated the musical's milestone with a tribute from the cast of Hamilton last night, April 16. Click below to watch footage of the full homage, featuring the original cast of A CHORUS LINE, and check out photos here! (more...)

Photo Coverage: HAMILTON Cast Celebrates 40th Anniversary of A CHORUS LINE at the Public!Photo Coverage: HAMILTON Cast Celebrates 40th Anniversary of A CHORUS LINE at the Public!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 17, 2015

The Public Theater just presented a special 40th anniversary tribute to A CHORUS LINE last night, April 16 in honor of the first performance of this legendary musical that premiered in The Public's Newman Theater 40 years ago and went on to make musical theater history. To commemorate this landmark event, the cast of the critically-acclaimed musical HAMILTON, currently playing on the same Newman stage, presented original cast members of A CHORUS LINE with a plaque that will hang in the Ford Foundation Lobby of The Public. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Answers Fan Questions with Lyrics from A CHORUS LINE in Honor of Musical's 40th AnniversaryLin-Manuel Miranda Answers Fan Questions with Lyrics from A CHORUS LINE in Honor of Musical's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda is giving A CHORUS LINE some new life on its 40th anniversary. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: She's The One! A CHORUS LINE Turns 40THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: She's The One! A CHORUS LINE Turns 40
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2015

Today we celebrate a major milestone anniversary of a legendary Broadway mainstay, A CHORUS LINE. (more...)

The Public Theater, HAMILTON to Host 40th Anniversary Tribute to A CHORUS LINE This MonthThe Public Theater, HAMILTON to Host 40th Anniversary Tribute to A CHORUS LINE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Public Theater announced a special 40th anniversary tribute to A CHORUS LINE on Thursday, April 16 in honor of the first performance of this legendary musical that premiered in The Public's Newman Theater 40 years ago and went on to make musical theater history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Engeman's Sensational A CHORUS LINEBWW Reviews: The Engeman's Sensational A CHORUS LINE
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 1, 2015

Though A Chorus Line may be produced consistently, it is always refreshing to see a good quality, professional, local production. This is exactly what you'll get when you see the Tony Award winning musical running through May 10th at Long Island's stunning John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport. (more...)

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, I HATE HAMLET, A CHORUS LINE and More Set for Playhouse on Park's 7th SeasonTUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, I HATE HAMLET, A CHORUS LINE and More Set for Playhouse on Park's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. announces the seven plays and musicals that will comprise the 2015-16 Main Stage Season at Playhouse on Park. The award winning theatre continues its mission to ensure every performance in the Main Stage Season educates, entertains, and most importantly, challenges our audiences. Paramount to this mission is our diverse programming, which challenges our patrons to consider theatre in all forms. (more...)

Short North Stage Presents A CHORUS LINEShort North Stage Presents A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Short North Stage presents A Chorus Line, APRIL 9 -26 at The Garden Theater 1187 N High Street, Columbus, OH, 43201. Performances are: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

Broadway Training Center to Present A CHORUS LINE, 3/27-29Broadway Training Center to Present A CHORUS LINE, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Broadway Training Center of Westchester, one of the region's premier performing arts schools, will present the iconic musical 'A Chorus Line' March 27-29 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater in Irvington, N.Y. The show will feature BTC's senior ensemble consisting of high school students from throughout Westchester County and the Bronx. (more...)

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