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Broadway credits include Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Tony®, Drama Desk Nominations), Dangerous Games (with Graciela Daniele), Tango Apaisionado. Dance/Opera: Paul Dresher's The Tyrant; Ballet Hispanico's Nightclub; Philip Glass' Les Enfants Terribles (BAM); PastFORWARD (Mikhail Baryshnikov, BAM). Translations: Ionesco's The Chairs; Ibsen's Lady From The Sea. Dramaturge: House Arrest (Anna Deavere Smith); Dream On Monkey Mountain (Bill T. Jones); Art Spiegelman's Drawn To Death; Dido And Aeneas (Spoleto); Bill T. Jones 20th Anniversary Still/Here (BAM). He is currently working on This Beautiful City with The Civilians, touring nationally with an NYC premiere set for January 2009 at The Vineyard.

Jim Lewis Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Other
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Dramaturg
 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Dramaturg
 
[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Dramaturg
 
[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Dramaturg

Writing

Bookwriter
Lyricist
Conceiver
Bookwriter

Jim Lewis Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Book of a Musical

Jim Lewis, Fela!

Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Jim Lewis, This Beautiful City

Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Book of a Musical

Jim Lewis , Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Jim Lewis, Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Jim Lewis News


Video: Watch an Exclusive Performance of 'Zombie' from FELA! at Olney Theatre Center

Experience the electrifying energy of FELA! with an exclusive video of 'Zombie' performed at Olney Theatre Center. Don't miss this captivating performance from the hit musical.

Video: Watch the Trailer for FELA! at Olney Theater Center

Watch the trailer and get ready to dance to the rhythms of FELA! at Olney Theater Center. Experience the vibrant sounds and powerful story of this energetic and captivating musical that brings the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti to life. Don't miss out on this must-see theatrical performance.

Review: FELA! at Olney Theatre Center

It’s only the third time the Maryland regional powerhouses have collaborated, and people still recall their only other two such efforts, “Angels in America” in 2016 and “In the Heights in 2017. “Fela!” will be equally well-remembered alongside them. 

Melody A. Betts Joins the Cast of FELA! at the Olney Theatre

Chicago-based actor, Melody A. Betts has joined the cast of Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre's co-production of Fela!, which, begins previews on Olney Theatre's Roberts Mainstage, July 7.

FELA! Revived For First Time in a Decade By Round Hound and Olney Theatres

Fela!, Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre's first co-production since their Helen Hayes Award-winning collaboration on In The Heights, begins previews on Olney Theatre's Roberts Mainstage July 7.

Return Engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Jade Jones & Evan Ruggiero Announced for Olney Theatre 2022-23 Season

Olney Theatre Center announced its 84th season today, unveiling plans for seven theatrical productions that will serve as the tentpoles for an increasingly diverse slate of cultural offerings.

Olney Theatre and Round House Theatre to Co-Produce Local Premieres of FELA! and INK

Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre will produce the Broadway musical Fela! (July 7, 2023 - August 13, 2023) on the Olney Mainstage and will mount James Graham’s Tony-nominated play Ink on Round House’s Bethesda stage during the 2023-24 season.

Olney Theatre and Roundhouse Theatre to Co-Produce Local Premieres of INK and FELA!

Montgomery County’s two leading theatre companies are teaming up again to co-produce a pair of shows in 2023. Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre will produce the Broadway musical Fela! (July 7, 2023 - August 13, 2023) on the Olney Mainstage and will mount James Graham’s Tony-nominated play Ink on Round House’s Bethesda stage during the 2023-24 season. The two organizations last collaborated in 2016 and 2017 to produce both parts of Angels in America at Round House, followed by In the Heights at Olney Theatre, the latter of which went on to win the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

Artisan Center Theater to Present SCROOGE THE MUSICAL

Artisan Center Theater will present SCROOGE THE MUSICAL at its 200 seat Main Stage facility. The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst, TX. The show runs Friday, November 19, 2021 through Tuesday, December 21, 2021. performances will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 3:00pm and 7:30pm.

FELA! Audio Adaptation is Coming to Clubhouse in May

An audio adaptation of the musical FELA!, written and directed by filmmaker Funa Maduka, will premiere on Clubhouse, the popular drop-in audio chat platform, on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16.

VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with FELA!

It's been over a decade since Fela! first took Broadway by storm, and still, in 2020, its cast is united and making a difference. Oneika Phillips, who starred in the 2012 return engagement, put out a call to her cast mates to come together for the #DontRush Challenge. 'It evolved into an even more meaningful project with layers of celebration such as aligning with the ten-year anniversary of the show's 11 Tony nominations, including Sahr as Fela and Lillias White as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. A decade ago, we were at the height of breaking ceilings and blowing minds on Broadway,' writes Phillips.

Arizona Theatre Company Presents MASTER HAROLD” … AND THE BOYS

Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) presents Athol Fugard's powerfully haunting masterpiece, 'Master Harold' ... and the Boys from Jan. 18- Feb. 8 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and from Feb. 13 to March 1 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

BWW Album Review: Ghostlight Records and The Civilians Kick Off THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION with Three Gems

Prolific theatrical songwriter Micheal Friedman died at age 41 from AIDS related complications in 2017, leaving many bereft as the theater community recognized his vibrant creativity was snuffed out too soon. To preserve his legacy and work, Ghostlight Records is partnering with The Civilians to record nine albums of Friedman's previously unrecorded music for THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION. This past October, the first trio of albums was released.

THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION is Now Available Digitally

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have announced that the first three premiere albums of The Michael Friedman Collection, will be available for streaming and download today, Friday, October 18. The Great Immensity, The Abominables, and This Beautiful City are all written (or co-written) and directed by Steve Cosson and feature music and lyrics by Michael Friedman.

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Track from Michael Friedman's THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY Album

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS will release the first three premiere albums of The Michael Friedman Collection- available for streaming and download on Friday, October 18. The Great Immensity, The Abominables, and This Beautiful City are all written (or co-written) and directed by Steve Cosson and feature music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. This extraordinary long-term project will eventually comprise the premiere recordings of nine musicals from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman. The albums will be available at www.ghostlightrecords.com/michaelfriedman.html.

The Civilians Announce Jill Sobule & TIMES SQUARE A New Musical

The Civilians (Steve Cosson, Artistic Director), the award-winning New York-based theater company, presents Jill Sobule & Times Square, a new musical on February 5, 2018, at Joe's Pub. Join Jill Sobule and her collaborators for a special performance of songs from Times Square, a new musical about two girls who find courage, love, and rock and roll while on the run in the rough and sleazy streets of the old Times Square. Inspired by the cult classic movie of the same name, Sobule and her longtime collaborator Robin Eaton have created a score that evokes the eclectic musical landscape of late 70's NYC, from the downtown CBGB's sound to heartfelt ballads.

FROSTY RETURNS to CBS This Saturday!

The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger in the animated musical special FROSTY RETURNS, to be rebroadcast Saturday, Dec. 10 (9:31-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/01/95.)

CBS to Rebroadcast Classic Holiday Special FROSTY RETURNS, Today

The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger in the animated musical special FROSTY RETURNS, to be rebroadcast Today, Nov. 25 (8:32-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CBS to Present Musical Special FROSTY RETURNS, Today

The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger in the animated musical special FROSTY RETURNS, to be rebroadcast Today, Nov. 25

CBS to Rebroadcast Classic Holiday Special FROSTY RETURNS, 11/25

The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger in the animated musical special FROSTY RETURNS, to be rebroadcast Friday, Nov. 25 (8:32-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Jim Lewis FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Jim Lewis written?

Jim Lewis has written 4 shows including Dangerous Games (Bookwriter), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Bookwriter), Fela! (Bookwriter), This Beautiful City (Author).

What awards has Jim Lewis been nominated for?

Jim Lewis has been nominated for the following awards: - Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fela! - Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for This Beautiful City - Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

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