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Jim Jacobs

 
Date Of Death:
August 08, 2022 (???)
Bio:
Jim Jacobs was born and raised on the mean streets of Chicago's far northwest side. During the golden era of rock 'n' roll (1956-1960) he was a guitar-playing "greaser" student at Taft High School. In 1963, Jacobs met Warren Casey when they were both cast in a local theatre production of A Shot in ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 08, 2022
Date of Death: August 08, 2022 (0)

Bio:
Jim Jacobs was born and raised on the mean streets of Chicago's far northwest side. During the golden era of rock 'n' roll (1956-1960) he was a guitar-playing "greaser" student at Taft High School. In 1963, Jacobs met Warren Casey when they were both cast in a local theatre production of A Shot in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1971
Louis

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Book, Music, Lyrics
 
[UK Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Book, Music & Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2007] [Replacement]
Book/Music and Lyrics/On-Air Judge[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2007] [Replacement]
Music/Lyrics/Book[Replacement]

Writing

Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist

Photos

Ken Waissman, Tom Moore, Patricia Birch and Jim Jacobs Photo

Ken Waissman, Tom Moore, Patricia Birch and Jim Jacobs

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06/07/2022
Jim Jacobs and Jerry Zaks  Photo

Jim Jacobs and Jerry Zaks

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06/07/2022
Ken Waissman, Jim Jacobs and Tom Moore  Photo

Ken Waissman, Jim Jacobs and Tom Moore

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06/07/2022
Jim Jacobs and Joy Rinaldi  Photo

Jim Jacobs and Joy Rinaldi

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06/07/2022
Tom Moore, Jim Jacobs, Marilu Henner and Ken Waissman  Photo

Tom Moore, Jim Jacobs, Marilu Henner and Ken Waissman

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06/07/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1971
Louis

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Book, Music, Lyrics

[UK Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Book, Music & Lyrics[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2007] [Replacement]
Book/Music and Lyrics/On-Air Judge[Replacement]

[West End, 2007] [Replacement]
Music/Lyrics/Book[Replacement]

Writing
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist

Jim Jacobs Biography

Jim Jacobs was born and raised on the mean streets of Chicago's far northwest side. During the golden era of rock 'n' roll (1956-1960) he was a guitar-playing "greaser" student at Taft High School. In 1963, Jacobs met Warren Casey when they were both cast in a local theatre production of A Shot in the Dark. Seven years later they wrote Grease, which opened in 1971 in a former trolley barn called the Kingston Mines Theatre in Chicago. A year later, Grease made it to Broadway and "Greasemania" took off, becoming what was then the longest running show in Broadway history. The 1978 movie version became the highest grossing movie musical of all time. Originally an actor, Jacobs has been seen on television, in motion pictures, regional theatre, national tours, and on Broadway. He is the co-author of several other plays and musicals including Bats In The Belfry, Remember The Night and Island of Lost Coeds, a musical spoof of the low budget sci-fi/horror/jungle movies of the 1950s, which he wrote with Warren Casey. In May 2014, Mr. Jacobs was presented with an honorary doctorate degree from Columbia College in Chicago. He currently resides in Southern California and has remained active in theatre, especially with the American Theatre Company of Chicago and several theatres in the San Diego area.

Jim Jacobs Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Musical Revival
Jim Jacobs , Grease
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Jim Jacobs, Grease

Jim Jacobs News

Pantochino Teen Theatre To Present GREASE In Fairfield Photo Pantochino Teen Theatre To Present GREASE In Fairfield
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčPantochino Teen Theatre will present the fifties musical knockout, ‚ÄúGrease' at the SHU Community Theatre in Downtown Fairfield. Co-producers Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer have announced three performances, August 12 and 13.

Photos: Jason Donovan and Peter Andre in GREASE in the West End Photo Photos: Jason Donovan and Peter Andre in GREASE in the West End
by Grace Cutler - Jul 6, 2022

Australian star singer and actor Jason Donovan will play Teen Angel at certain performances in a new production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, which plays at the Dominion. Check out photos!

GREASE: School Version Announced At Metropolis Photo GREASE: School Version Announced At Metropolis
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

Area high school students join Metropolis School of the Performing Arts (SOPA) to perform the hit musical Grease: School Version August 6-9, 2022, in the Metropolis Theatre.

Photos: First Look at Jason Donovan as 'Teen Angel' in GREASE Photo Photos: First Look at Jason Donovan as 'Teen Angel' in GREASE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

All new photos have been released of Jason Donovon as Teen Angel in the West End production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, which opened at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May. 

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by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2022

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by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 13, 2022

La versi√≥n de David Serrano para SOM Produce aterrizar√° en el T√≠voli durante 8 √ļnicas semanas.

Musical Theatre West Presents A Rockin' Reimagined Revival Of GREASE Photo Musical Theatre West Presents A Rockin' Reimagined Revival Of GREASE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2022

Musical Theatre West has announced the return of one of the world's most popular musicals, Grease, to its stage this summer! Fifty years after the original show hit Broadway, MTW's 2022 production of Grease will tell the classic love story of Danny and Sandy, featuring a talented cast that reflects the diversity of a typical Long Beach high school.

BWW Review: 50 YEARS Later - It's Still Greased Lightning In TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MO Photo BWW Review: 50 YEARS Later - It's Still Greased Lightning In TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE: THE GREASE 50TH REUNION At 54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 9, 2022

It Was Sandy, And Doody, And Rizzo, And Marty Too!

Photos: GREASE Celebrates 50th Broadway Anniversary Photo Photos: GREASE Celebrates 50th Broadway Anniversary
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 7, 2022

Earlier this week, company members from Grease gathered at Sardi's to celebrate the show's 50th Bradway anniversary. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Axelrod Performing Arts Center's GREASE Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Axelrod Performing Arts Center's GREASE
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents the musical Grease for three weeks, June 3-19 at the Vogel Auditorium. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the musical’s Broadway opening, this production of Grease is directed and choreographed by Lisa Stevens, whose resume includes the revivals of Chicago on Broadway and the West End and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical. 

Jim Jacobs Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Axelrod Performing Arts Center's GREASE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Axelrod Performing Arts Center's GREASE
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents the musical Grease for three weeks, June 3-19 at the Vogel Auditorium. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the musical’s Broadway opening, this production of Grease is directed and choreographed by Lisa Stevens, whose resume includes the revivals of Chicago on Broadway and the West End and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical. 

VIDEO: All New First Look at GREASE, Opening Tonight on the West End VideoVIDEO: All New First Look at GREASE, Opening Tonight on the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2022

All new video clips have been released for the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey's iconic musical GREASE, which has its official opening at the Dominion Theatre tonight, Tuesday 17 May 2022. Previews began on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE VideoVIDEO: Olivia Moore Sings 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' From GREASE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 1, 2022

All new video has been released of Olivia Moore singing 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' from GREASE. Olivia plays Sandy in the new West End production of Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical GREASE, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Tuesday 17 May 2022, with previews from Tuesday 3 May 2022.

VIDEO: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For GREASE Sing-A-Long and Q & A VideoVIDEO: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For GREASE Sing-A-Long and Q & A
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, original Grease film stars, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited yesterday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre to host the Meet n' Grease Sing-a-long!

VIDEO: Olivia Newton John Weighs In On Bizarre GREASE Fan Theory: 'I Found It Hilarious!'
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 14, 2016

Appearing on Network Ten's THE PROJECT yesterday, actress Olivia Newton John responded to the bizarre theory, sharing that she was quite amused by it.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/19/16- GREASE
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Today in 2007, the second Broadway revival of Grease opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran for 554 performances. Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as the greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School (loosely based on William Howard Taft School), follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love, cars, and drive-ins.

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Max Crumm Reunite for a GREASE Duet at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

They're the ones WE want! Laura Osnes and Maxx Crumm reunited at today's #Ham4Ham with Rory O'Malley to perform the classic GREASE duet 'You're The One That I Want'. Check it out below!

Prepare For GREASE: LIVE By Tracking Those Magic Changes On A Handy GREASE Flow Chart
by Robert Diamond - Jan 29, 2016

Trace the evolution of Grease's score from Chicago to Broadway to Hollywood and back to Broadway.

STAGE TUBE: Starry Cast of Fox's GREASE: LIVE! Go Behind the Scenes in New Promo
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2015

FOX has shared a new promo for GREASE: LIVE airing Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Check it out below - including what the cast things of the show, a brief performance sneak peek and more!

VIDEO: John Stamos & More FOX Stars Sing Their Favorite Songs from GREASE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 4, 2015

The FOX network but their talent, including Keke Palmer, John Stamos and Jamie Lee Curtis to the test when and asked them to sing their favorite GREASE song - check out the results below!


Jim Jacobs Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jim Jacobs been in?
Jim Jacobs has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jim Jacobs been in?
Jim Jacobs has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jim Jacobs been nominated for?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Grease and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Grease .

What awards has Jim Jacobs won?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Grease.

How many shows has Jim Jacobs written?
Jim Jacobs has written 1 shows including Grease (Bookwriter).