Artistic Director

Jim Corti (Paramount Artistic Director) inaugurated Paramount’s Broadway Series in the fall of 2011 with the critically acclaimed My Fair Lady. In 2015, Paramount’s Broadway Series became Jeff Award eligible. In the time since, Paramount has garnered 45 nominations with 16 wins, including three consecutive Best Large Musical awards for Les Misérables, West Side Story and Sweeney Todd. Corti helmed all three, and won Best Director for two of them, Les Misérables and Sweeney Todd. Corti also directed Paramount’s Fiddler on the Roof, Miss Saigon, Rent, The Who’s Tommy, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia! and Million Dollar Quartet. A Broadway veteran, he appeared in the original New York casts of Ragtime and Candide, joined the long running A Chorus Line and toured nationally in Urinetown, Cabaret and Bob Fosse’s Dancin’. Other career highlights include being the only director to have two productions in the same year in the Chicago Tribune’s list of 10 Best Shows for Drury Lane’s Cabaret and Writers Theatre’s Oh, Coward! in 2009. He remains the sole honoree to have won Jeff Awards as an actor (Marriott’s Grand Hotel), choreographer (Drury Lane’s Singin’ in the Rain) and director (Paramount’s Sweeney Todd and Les Misérables, Drury Lane’s Sweet Charity and Northlight’s Blues in the Night).

Productions with Jim Corti

Articles by Jim Corti

Tuesdays With Corti: Escape With The Producers

Brrrrrrrrrr!!!! It’s 2 below in Aurora! Grateful for the sun shining this morning! We’ve got our Designer Run-thru this afternoon for The Producers and I’m so looking forward to our staff, …

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Tuesdays with Corti: Team Producers

Good morning, dear reader. This is going to have to be short and sweet! I’m running to rehearsal at the Copley to begin our final week of rehearsals for The Producers before we move our work onto the …

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Tuesdays with Corti: Saying Goodbye

Woke up this morning with a tune in my head. Not unusual for me. This time it was from yesterday’s opening performance at Mayor Tom Weisner’s Memorial Celebration at Paramount. I got up and …

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The Producers Director’s Notes

Written by Jim Corti, Artistic Director and Director of The Producers The Producers opened on Broadway in 2001 making box office history, and it holds the record for winning the …

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Tuesdays with Corti: Celebrating the Season

Next Tuesday is Christmas Day! Right now, the sun is peeking over the leafless tree tops silhouetted above the Fox; another spectacular dawn’s fiery glow streaks across the sky! Watching with Shorty by my side …

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Tuesdays with Corti: The Producers Cast

FOUR WEEKS FROM TODAY, PEOPLE! Rehearsals for The Producers begin! And here is your cast! Working with Choreographer Brenda Didier (winner of a dozen Jeff Awards making her Paramount debut), …

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Tuesdays with Corti: So Much Happening!

It’s December! And the joint is jumpin’ around here! Just returned from a week in NYC for meetings discussing plans for this spring’s August Rush world premiere with VP of Productions, Rose Quealy and …

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Tuesdays with Corti: John Doyle

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox, the time of the harvest! As our days and nights are equal lengths for a little while, therein lies a symbolic balance and tradition of gratitude this time of year. The dozen …

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Tuesdays with Corti: Broadway Intensives

Feeling the energy today, even through the rain clouds this morning! Give a like and follow to the Paramount School of the Arts Facebook page and check out the video for the Legally …

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Tuesdays with Corti: Clickables Day

There’s so much to cover today that I’m gonna proclaim it “Clickables Day!” Click on these links below, dear friends! Casting for Paramount’s upcoming Broadway Series, Season Eight, is in …

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