Stagecraft: James Magruder, “Head Over Heels”


The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.


Guest: James Magruder, Adaptation (Head Over Heels)
James Magruder made his Broadway debut with the book for Triumph of Love. His adaptations of Marivaux, Moliére, Lesage, Labiche, Gozzi, Hofmannsthal, Dickens and Giraudoux have been staged across the country in Germany and Japan, and his dissertation, Three French Comedies, was named an “Outstanding Literary Translation of the Year” in 1997. Also a fiction writer, he has published Sugarless, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist; Let Me See It, a story collection; and Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall. He teaches dramaturgy at Swarthmore College and French drama at the Yale School of Drama.

Head Over Heels (Broadway website)

James Magruder: IBDB | Website


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JAN SIMPSON is the Director of the Arts and Culture Journalism Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and also writes for TDF Stages, American Theater and has her own blog at Broadway & Me.




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