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James Kinney

 
Bio:
From stage to screen, James Kinney's celebrated artistic vision has established him as a respected voice in the world of dance entertainment. Kinney was named BroadwayWorld's Best Choreographer for several theatrical works, created celebrated pieces for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
From stage to screen, James Kinney's celebrated artistic vision has established him as a respected voice in the world of dance entertainment. Kinney was named BroadwayWorld's Best Choreographer for several theatrical works, created celebrated pieces for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Swing [Replacement]
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Photos

Famed producer, and seven-time Tony Award winner, Fran Weissler attends, pictured wit Photo

Famed producer, and seven-time Tony Award winner, Fran Weissler attends, pictured with Melissa Gerstein and James Kinney

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Date:
05/28/2021
Broadway''s Skye Mattox paid tribute to the late, great Ann Reinking, with support of Photo

Broadway''s Skye Mattox paid tribute to the late, great Ann Reinking, with support of the Verdon Fosse Legacy, staged by James Kinney. She danced Reinking''s famous solo from All Thet Jazz There?ll Be S

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Date:
05/13/2021
Eda Sorokoff, James Kinney, Stephen Sorokoff, Robert Diamond, Donna McKechnie Photo

Eda Sorokoff, James Kinney, Stephen Sorokoff, Robert Diamond, Donna McKechnie

From: 
Date:
11/09/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Swing [Replacement]

Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

James Kinney Biography

From stage to screen, James Kinney's celebrated artistic vision has established him as a respected voice in the world of dance entertainment.
Kinney was named BroadwayWorld's Best Choreographer for several theatrical works, created celebrated pieces for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual Easter Bonnet Celebration at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, and created world-premier pieces for Fire Island Dance Festival and Hudson Valley Dance Festival, as well as several ballets in repetoire with New Jersey Ballet. Kinney's choreography has been seen on such iconic stages as The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, The Old Globe, The Kimmel Center and The Marquis Theatre on Broadway. Mr. Kinney's work has also bridged the worlds of dance and fashion, having directed and choreographed acclaimed events for Hermès of Paris. Today, his work can be seen on stages and television screens around the country.




James Kinney News

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2022 Adds Norm Lewis, Michael R. Jackson, Joaquina Kalukango, and  Photo BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2022 Adds Norm Lewis, Michael R. Jackson, Joaquina Kalukango, and More!
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

More than a dozen of Broadway’s best have been added to the lineup performing songs from the musical theater canon through the lens of the LGBTQ+ experience at the in-person homecoming of Broadway Backwards, which is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and New York City’s LGBT Community Center.

Alexandra Billings, Jenn Colella, Bernadette Peters, George Salazar & More Join BROAD Photo Alexandra Billings, Jenn Colella, Bernadette Peters, George Salazar & More Join BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Queer icons and adored allies will perform songs from the musical theater canon through the lens of the LGBTQ+ experience at next month’s in-person return of Broadway Backwards, which is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and New York City’s LGBT Community Center.

Broadway Backwards Will Return In-Person This Spring Photo Broadway Backwards Will Return In-Person This Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 13, 2022

Broadway Backwards, a celebration of LGBTQ+ stories told through the great songs of musical theater, returns to Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC) on Monday, May 23, 2022. A star-studded evening filled with triumph and joy, Broadway Backwards salutes love in all forms through the vitality of live theater.

Fire Island Dance Festival Returns in Person in July Photo Fire Island Dance Festival Returns in Person in July
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

A magnificent mélange of world-class dance performed on the sparkling sands of Fire Island Pines, this marks the first in-person festival since summer 2019. The annual weekend of established and emerging choreographers and companies is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Bebe Neuwirth to Pay Tribute to the Late Ann Reinking During  2021 Change How You See Photo Bebe Neuwirth to Pay Tribute to the Late Ann Reinking During 2021 Change How You See Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

POSITIVE EXPOSURE will present Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD, DHL, with the Spirit of Change Award and Xian Horn with the Rising Leader Award during their virtual 2021 Change How You See Celebration on September 22ND at 7:00 PM ET.

Student Blog: In the Studio with Dance Lab New York Photo Student Blog: In the Studio with Dance Lab New York
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Aug 12, 2021

Several years ago, Dance Lab New York pioneered its Broadway Choreography Intensive – a unique intensive for early-career choreographers to train specifically in theatrical choreography. As longtime fan of DLNY, I was thrilled to be accepted into the intensive myself, and I’m excited to take you into the studio with me.

Short Dance Film IT CRIES TOO LOUDLY Sheds Light on Anniversary of Beirut Explosion Photo Short Dance Film IT CRIES TOO LOUDLY Sheds Light on Anniversary of Beirut Explosion
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

With the upcoming first anniversary of the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020, Abingdon Theatre Company is shedding light on the art that has been created as a result of this tragedy. It Cries Too Loudly explores the overlap between joy and tragedy in her tumultuous home country and the experience of being an emigre.

Verdon Fosse Legacy Professional Training Program is Still Accepting Applications Photo Verdon Fosse Legacy Professional Training Program is Still Accepting Applications
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

Morning technique classes in ballet, East Indian, Afro-Cuban, rhythm, and acting set up the critical foundational training for the quintessential 'Fosse dancer.' Afternoons will be spent studying longer excerpts from signature pieces of Fosse choreography in an intimate, constructive, and challenging class environment.

MELANCHOLY MAN: An Independent Dance Short Film Now Available For Digital Audiences Photo MELANCHOLY MAN: An Independent Dance Short Film Now Available For Digital Audiences
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2021

Melancholy Man, a dance short film, directed and choreographed by James Kinney with cinematography and editing by Pierre Marais is available for viewing on Vimeo, Social Media Platforms and selected film festivals beginning Wednesday, June 16th. The film is produced by Nicole LaFountaine.

The Verdon Fosse Legacy Announces Summer 2021 Residency At Broadway Dance Center Photo The Verdon Fosse Legacy Announces Summer 2021 Residency At Broadway Dance Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021

The Verdon Fosse Legacy is jazzed to be holding a 2021 summer residency at New York City's acclaimed Broadway Dance Center.

James Kinney Videos

BWW Exclusive Video Coverage of BROADWAY DREAMS' THIRD ANNUAL NYC BENEFIT
by Robert Diamond - Nov 26, 2011

If you're a BWW.com regular, you know that we have taken a shine to a relatively new not-for-profit group, The Broadway Dreams Foundation. We saw first-hand, last summer, in Philadelphia and were pretty much blown away. Monday night served as an explosive showcase for the group, who came from all over the country and the evening was put together by Director, Richard Jay-Alexander and Artistic Director, James Kinney. Now, as promised, we have assembled exclusive footage shot by BWW, for you, to see and feel, firsthand, the excitement of Broadway Dreams and what it's like.

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Dreams Foundation Holds Atlanta Auditions!
by BWW - Jun 1, 2010

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Atlanta's Broadway dreams will come true for the 5th consecutive summer when THE BROADWAY DREAMS FOUNDATION (BDF) presents their acclaimed Summer Performing Arts Intensive Monday, June 7 through Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Marietta, GA), Atlanta's premiere entertainment venue. The week-long program will culminate in a one-night-only Broadway concert event entitled 'Don't Stop Believing' on Sunday, June 13 at 2:00 pm at the Centre's 2,750 seat John A. Williams Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive video blog of the behind-the-scenes audition process in Atlanta!

BWW TV Exclusive: Footage from I DO! I DO! Starring Paige Davis & Patrick Page in San Diego
by Robert Diamond - Dec 16, 2009

There's a nice 'buzz' generating from a small production of 'I DO! I DO!' in San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, taking place in the new Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre venue. The production happened through an alchemy of perfect timing and availability for everyone involved as Lost in Yonkers, directed by Scott Schwartz was originally scheduled to be the first show in the space. The Old Globe's Louis G. Spisto brought the renovation in on time and in-budget with time to spare and had been talking for some time to both stars, who had expressed interest in the piece, which rarely gets high-profile productions.

BWW TV: SO V Featured Performer Day 4: Gary Beach
by Robert Diamond - Oct 8, 2009

Gary Beach received the 2001 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for the role of Roger DeBris in the Broadway production of 'The Producers.' His other Broadway experiences include 'Les Miserables', 'La Cage aux Folles', 'Beauty and the Beast' (Tony nomination and Ovation Award nomination), 'Sweet Adeline' (Encores!), 'Doonesbury,' 'The Moony Shapiro Songbook', 'Annie,' 'Something's Afoot,' '1776', plus the national companies of: 'Les Misérables,' 'Legends!,' 'Lend Me a Tenor,' 'Closer than Ever,' and 'Of Thee I Sing' (Helen Hayes nomination).


James Kinney Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Kinney been in?
James Kinney has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has James Kinney been in?
James Kinney has not appeared in the West End