Jim Lewis

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BROADWAY: received TONY and Drama Desk nominations for “Best Book for a Musical” adapting Garcia Marquez’ CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD. Also on B’way w/ Graciela Daniele, DANGEROUS GAMES; and TANGO APAISIONADO. OPERA/DANCE: wrote Librettos for Ballet Hispanico’s NIGHTCLUB; Philip Glass’ LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES; and Paul Dresher’s THE TYRANT; and text for Bill T. Jones’ CHAPEL/CHAPTER (touring worldwide). TRANSLATIONS: Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS; and Ibsen’s LADY FROM THE SEA both produced frequently regionally. PRODUCTION DRAMATURG: PASTFORWARD w/ Mikhail Baryshnikov; HOUSE ARREST w/ Anna Deavere Smith; CYMBELINE and Granville Barker’s WASTE (OBIE Award) both w/ Bartlett Sher; DRAWN TO DEATH-A Cartoon Opera by Art Spiegelman; DIDO AND AENEAS w/ Shi-Zhen Chen; Lincoln Center’s WOZA AFRIKA Festival; and Bill T. Jones’ acclaimed STILL/HERE (BAM 2003). PROGRAM DIRECTOR: produced opening season of The American Center in Paris. RESIDENT DRAMATURG: The Guthrie, Second Stage, and INTAR. Jim is very proud to have two shows nominated for “Outstanding Musical” for this year’s Lortel Awards: FELA! with Bill T. Jones; and THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY with The Civilians.
 
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Other
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Cymbeline Lucille Lortel Theatre 01/20/2002 Other
2 What a Man Weighs McGinn-Cazale Theatre 04/25/1990 Dramaturg
3 Square One McGinn-Cazale Theatre 01/25/1990 Dramaturg
4 Baba Goya McGinn-Cazale Theatre 10/31/1989 Dramaturg
5 Shimmer McGinn-Cazale Theatre 07/10/1989 Dramaturg

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 This Beautiful City Vineyard Theatre 02/22/2009 Author
2 Fela! A New Musical 37 Arts Theatre B 09/04/2008 Book
3 Fela! A New Musical 37 Arts Theatre B 09/04/2008 Additional Lyrics
4 Fela! A New Musical 37 Arts Theatre B 09/04/2008 Conceiver
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Musical Fela! A New Musical Book
2 WON 2009 ITBA Patrick Lee Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Fela! A New Musical Book
3 WON 2009 ITBA Patrick Lee Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Fela! A New Musical Conceiver
4 NOMINATED 2009 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical Fela! A New Musical Book
5 NOMINATED 2009 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical Fela! A New Musical Conceiver
6 WON 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Fela! A New Musical Book
7 WON 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Fela! A New Musical Conceiver
8 NOMINATED 2009 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical This Beautiful City Author
9 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical This Beautiful City Author