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James Magruder

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2018]
Adaptation
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Dramaturg
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Adaptation

Writing

Adapted Book
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

 

Stage

Productions

[San Francisco (Regional), 2018]
Adaptation

[Broadway, 2009]
Dramaturg

[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Adaptation

Writing
Adapted Book
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

James Magruder Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
James MagruderHead Over Heels

James Magruder News

Impact Arts Announces Cast For Movie Musical HOW TO MUSICAL THEATRE as Part of Summer Photo Impact Arts Announces Cast For Movie Musical HOW TO MUSICAL THEATRE as Part of Summer Stock Austin 2022
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Summer Stock Austin has announced casting for How to Musical Theatre, an original movie musical from the Emmy-Award winning duo Allen Robertson and Damon Brown to close out the 2022 Summer season.

Diversionary Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring the American Premiere of TH Photo Diversionary Theatre Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring the American Premiere of THE HIGH TABLE and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

Diversionary Theatre has announced its 2022/2023 season: the legacy revival The Mystery of Irma Vep (December 2022), by Charles Ludlam and directed by Matt M. Morrow; the American Premiere of The High Table (February/March 2023), by Temi Wilkey, directed by Bibi Mama; and more.

University Of Arizona School Of Theatre, Film & Television Announces 2022/23 Theatre  Photo University Of Arizona School Of Theatre, Film & Television Announces 2022/23 Theatre Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

A mythologically inspired play, two award-winning musicals, a world-premiere production of visual theatre, and the ultimate love story all feature in the 2022/23 theatre season presented by the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV).

Last Chance - Save 25% at HEAD OVER HEELS Photo Last Chance - Save 25% at HEAD OVER HEELS
by - Jun 23, 2022

Special Offer - Last Chance - Save 25% at HEAD OVER HEELS

Save 25% at Slow Burn's HEAD OVER HEELS Photo Save 25% at Slow Burn's HEAD OVER HEELS
by Team BWW - Jun 22, 2022

Special Offer - Save 25% at Slow Burn's HEAD OVER HEELS

ZACH Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring the Regional Premiere of THE INHERI Photo ZACH Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring the Regional Premiere of THE INHERITANCE PART 2 & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

ZACH Theatre has announced the 2022–23 Season Mainstage and Family Series productions with a “Director’s Choice” musical to be announced at a later date.

BWW Review: HEAD OVER HEELS at The Gateway Photo BWW Review: HEAD OVER HEELS at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 10, 2022

What did our critic think of HEAD OVER HEELS at The Gateway? Happy Pride! June is starting off splendidly with The Gateway's wonderful incarnation of Head Over Heels. Running through June 26th, this Keith Andrews directed mounting boasts an extraordinary cast and the fun music of the Go-Go's. Not to mention they are using the same sets and costumes from the Broadway production. Indeed, this show should be on the list for your summer viewing.

Slow Burn Theatre Company to Stage HEAD OVER HEELS Photo Slow Burn Theatre Company to Stage HEAD OVER HEELS
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Slow Burn Theatre Company and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts invite audiences to Head Over Heels, the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, from June 10-26, 2022. The musical is presented by American National Bank and sponsored by the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation and Funding Arts Broward, Inc. (FAB!).  Set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s and featuring a book by Jeff Whitty and adaptation by James Magruder, this laugh-out-loud love story is directed by Patrick Fitzwater.

Cast Announced For HEAD OVER HEELS at the Gateway Photo Cast Announced For HEAD OVER HEELS at the Gateway
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

The Gateway starts rehearsals for the first show of its new year-round season with Head Over Heels – The Go-Go's Musical!

Cast Announced for HEAD OVER HEELS at The Gateway Playhouse Photo Cast Announced for HEAD OVER HEELS at The Gateway Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Head Over Heels (June 3 - June 26, 2022, at The Gateway Playhouse), is the hit, bold new musical comedy from the visionaries (Jeff Witty and James Magruder) that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q, and Spring Awakening.

James Magruder Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At HEAD OVER HEELS At Actor's Express VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At HEAD OVER HEELS At Actor's Express
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2019

Actor's Express presents Head Over Heels direct from Broadway! Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney, Head Over Heels features the music of the iconic 80s band The Go-Go's, and was conceived by Jeff Whitty and Adapted by James Magruder.

VIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS Celebrates National Coming Out Day VideoVIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS Celebrates National Coming Out Day
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2018

The cast of Broadway's Head Over Heels is celebrating National Coming Out Day with some words of wisdom, hope. and pride. Check out the talented troupe below spreading the love for National Coming Out Day!

VIDEO: Bonnie Milligan Talks Making Her Broadway Debut in HEAD OVER HEELS VideoVIDEO: Bonnie Milligan Talks Making Her Broadway Debut in HEAD OVER HEELS
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2018

Bonnie Milligan is making her Broadway debut in the new musical Head Over Heels. She recently chatted with CBS New York about the show and how it feels to star in it.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS Opening Night With Taylor Iman Jones VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS Opening Night With Taylor Iman Jones
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2018

HEAD OVER HEELS officially opened last night at Broadway's Hudson Theatre! Go behind the scenes of the opening night performance and festivities in the video below from our Instagram Takeover as Taylor Iman Jones takes over the account to share the beat with BWW's followers!

VIDEO: The Go-Go's Talk HEAD OVER HEELS and How They Stay Relevant VideoVIDEO: The Go-Go's Talk HEAD OVER HEELS and How They Stay Relevant
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2018

The Go-Go's and their music have graced many a stage over the 30+ years they have been a band, but for the first time they can be heard on a Broadway stage! Though the band themselves are not appearing, the music of The Go-Go's can be heard in the new Broadway musical Head Over Heels.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram! VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram!
by Alan Henry - Jun 21, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Head Over Heels Broadway with Ari Groover who took over our Instagram yesterday account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday!

VIDEO: Get a Preview of HEAD OVER HEELS Starting Previews in SF Tonight VideoVIDEO: Get a Preview of HEAD OVER HEELS Starting Previews in SF Tonight
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2018

Previews begin tonight, Tuesday April 10, at the Curran theatre (445 Geary Street) for Head Over Heels, the new musical comedy featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's- the most successful female rock band of all time.

VIDEO: Can You Hear Them? The Go Go's Talk the Road to Broadway with HEAD OVER HEELS! VideoVIDEO: Can You Hear Them? The Go Go's Talk the Road to Broadway with HEAD OVER HEELS!
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2018

Head Over Heels, the new musical comedy featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's - the most successful female rock band of all time - will officially open on Broadway at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street) on Thursday, July 26, 2018 (performances begin Saturday, June 23). Check out a chat with the ladies themselves as they head down the long road to Broadway with their timeless catalogue of  pop hits!


James Magruder Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has James Magruder written?
James Magruder has written 3 shows including Triumph of Love (Bookwriter), The Flamingo Kid (Bookwriter), Head Over Heels (Adapted Book).

What awards has James Magruder been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Head Over Heels .