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Jim Lewis

JIM LEWIS  

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Literary Agent:    ICM Partners  


Jim Lewis won Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Best Book for a Musical for his adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez'sChronicle of a Death Foretold. also with Graciela Daniele, he wrote Dangerous Games and Tango apaisionado. Other credits include Ballet Hispanico's Nightclub(libretto); Philip Glass' Les Enfants Terribles (narration); and Paul Dresher's The Tyrant (libretto) while his translations include Ionesco's The Chairs and Ibsen's Lady From The SeA. Mr. Lewis also served as production Dramaturg for PastFORWaRD(with Mikhail Baryshnikov); anna Deavere Smith's House arrest; Lincoln Center's WOZa aFRIKa Festival; Waste (Obie winner); Cymbeline (with Bartlett Sher); andSTILL/HERE at BaM (2003) He was the program director at The American Center in Paris and a resident Dramaturg for Guthrie Theater, Second Stage Theatre and INTaR Theatre. Mr. Lewis' most recent show,Fela!, with Bill T. Jones, completed a sold-out run Off-Broadway at 37 Arts and moves to Broadway Spring 2009.

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below is a list of Jim Lewis's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Chairs, The         Fela!         This Beautiful City



Chairs, The

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Original Playwright - Eugene Ionesco

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aurora Theatre, Berkeley, California    31 Jan 2003

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Tranaslation

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Fela!

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In this new musical, directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones with a book by Jim Lewis, audiences are welcomed into the extravagant, decadent, and rebellious world of afrobeat legend Fela anikulapo Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk, and African rhythm and harmonies), Fela! explores Kuti's controversial life as artist, political activist, and revolutionary musician.
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book Bill T. Jones And Jim Lewis; Additional lyrics Jim Lewis; music And lyrics Fela Anikulapo Kuti

1st Produced:
37 arts, NY    2008

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This Beautiful City

This Beautiful City
This Beautiful City explores the growth of the evangelical Christian movement. It is docu-Drama in nature, drawn principally from interviews The Civilians have conducted with people involved with or affected by the mega-church movement in Colorado Springs. a play with music, This Beautiful City was created from interviews by Emily ackerman, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brad Herberlee, Stephen Plunkett, alison Weller and the authors with actual persons over the course of ten weeks in Colorado Springs. Every leading church in the area participated in the project, as did numerous civic organizations, progressive activists, and individuals from all walks of life.
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written by Steven Cosson, Michael Friedman, And Jim Lewis. Humana Festival 2008: The Complete Plays brings together All eleven scripts from the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 32nd Annual cycle of world premiere productions staged At Actors Theatre of Louisville. The seven full-length plays And four ten-minute plays represent An exceptional Array of work by some of the most exciting new voices in American theatre

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The Civilians

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   978-0-9709046-8-3

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