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James Kirkwood, Jr.

Also Credited As: James Kirkwood
 
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Birth Place: Hollywood, CA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1941
Joe [Replacement]






James Kirkwood, Jr. News

Weston Friendly Society To Present A CHORUS LINE Photo Weston Friendly Society To Present A CHORUS LINE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2023

'A Chorus Line' with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante will be performed at The Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts this May. Coming off of a successful run of their production of 'The Sound of Music' back in December, WFS will close out their 137th Season with this 9 time Tony Award Winning classic.

A CHORUS LINE Opens July 30 at Desert Stages Theatre Photo A CHORUS LINE Opens July 30 at Desert Stages Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021

In the DST production, teens and young adults portray the dancers vying for a spot in the ‚Äúchorus line‚ÄĚ of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach (played by Anand Khalsa), the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves.

VIDEO: Watch A CHORUS LINE Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo VIDEO: Watch A CHORUS LINE Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 25, 2020

Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with a very special anniversary of A Chorus Line! A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Set on the bare stage of a Broadway theater, the musical is centered around seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. 

Cast Announced For Bay Area Musicals' A CHORUS LINE Photo Cast Announced For Bay Area Musicals' A CHORUS LINE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2020

Bay Area Musicals has announced the full cast and creative team for the Company's penultimate 2019-2020 production, the game-changing Broadway masterpiece A CHORUS LINE. Winner of nine 1976 Tony Awards¬ģ (including a?oeBest Musicala??) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, A CHORUS LINE features music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. A CHORUS LINE was conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. Bay Area Musicals' production of A CHORUS LINE runs from April 11 a?" May 10, 2020 and will perform at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Regular tickets range from $35 - $85 and can be purchased online at www.bamsf.org/a-chorus-line. Opening Night Fundraiser Tickets (available only for the Saturday, April 11 performance at 8:00 p.m.) range from $50 - $100 and include dessert and a champagne toast with the cast (and can also be purchased online at www.bamsf.org/a-chorus-line).

BWW Interview: I CAN DO THAT, Hector Guerrero's Sojourn Across A Chorus Line Photo BWW Interview: I CAN DO THAT, Hector Guerrero's Sojourn Across A Chorus Line
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Jan 8, 2020

The Welk Resort Theatre, located at the Welk Resort in San Diego, launches the Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning A Chorus Line as part of its 39th Season. Director/Choreographer Hector Guerrero makes his debut on the Welk Resort stage with this beloved musical created by Michael Bennett in 1975 with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Ed Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr and Nicholas Dante. Guerrero spoke about his evolution as a dancer, choreographer, director as well as how this musical speaks to him.

VIDEO: Watch Ice Dancers Take on A CHORUS LINE! Photo VIDEO: Watch Ice Dancers Take on A CHORUS LINE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

 There has never been a better time for a musical theatre fan to watch Ice Dance!

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Antonio Banderas In A CHORUS LINE Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Antonio Banderas In A CHORUS LINE
by Alan Henry - Nov 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production of A CHORUS LINE now on stage in Spain, co-directed by and starring Antonio Banderas!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's rehearsals for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).

VIDEO: Preview Denis Jones' New Choreography for Signature's A CHORUS LINE Photo VIDEO: Preview Denis Jones' New Choreography for Signature's A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2019

Signature Theatre¬†stages A Chorus Line¬†with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by¬†Edward Kleban¬†and book by¬†James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante.¬†A Chorus Line¬†will run from October 29, 2019 a?" January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by¬†Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner¬†(Signature's¬†Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award¬ģ nominee¬†Denis Jones¬†(Broadway's¬†Tootsie, Signature's¬†Crazy for You).

Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For A CHORUS LINE Photo Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For A CHORUS LINE
by Alan Henry - Oct 1, 2019

Signature Theatre announced today the full cast and creative team for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).

James Kirkwood, Jr. Videos

VIDEO: Preview Denis Jones' New Choreography for Signature's A CHORUS LINE Videoplay
VIDEO: Preview Denis Jones' New Choreography for Signature's A CHORUS LINE

by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2019

Signature Theatre¬†stages A Chorus Line¬†with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by¬†Edward Kleban¬†and book by¬†James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante.¬†A Chorus Line¬†will run from October 29, 2019 a?" January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by¬†Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner¬†(Signature's¬†Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award¬ģ nominee¬†Denis Jones¬†(Broadway's¬†Tootsie, Signature's¬†Crazy for You).

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE

by Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's rehearsals for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/25/16- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2016

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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/5/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2015

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of A Chorus Line opened 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.

STAGE 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.

STAGE 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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/5- A CHORUS LINE
by - Oct 5, 2014

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of A Chorus Line opened 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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/17- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2014

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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/25- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/5- A CHORUS LINE
by - Oct 5, 2013

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of A Chorus Line opened 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.


James Kirkwood, Jr. Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Kirkwood, Jr. been in?
James Kirkwood, Jr. has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has James Kirkwood, Jr. been in?
James Kirkwood, Jr. has not appeared in the West End