Photo Flash: Tim Rice Visits East West Players' CHESS

"You were all terrific!" Sir Tim Rice shared with the cast, band and crew of CHESS this past weekend in an intimate post-show meet and greet. The cast was requested to convene promptly onstage after the show to meet someone, but were not informed with whom. BroadwayWorld has a photo of Rice with the cast below!

"Knowing Sir Rice is based in London, it was a complete surprise and an honor to have him attend our production of chess in Los Angeles." Says Tim Dang, EWP's Producing Artistic Director. "He was so gracious in speaking with everyone and taking photos."

Prolific lyricist and author Sir Tim Rice penned CHESS with ABBA's Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Sir Rice also collaborated with our theater's namesake, David Henry Hwang on the Tony Award winning "Aida." He is also known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) and Elton John (The Lion King, Aida) and Alan Menken for Disney (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast).

CHESS is playing now through June 23rd at East West Players. All performances are staged at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Performances run Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased online at www.eastwestplayers.org or by calling 213.625.7000. Regular tickets range from $51-$56. Student and Senior discounts available. Dates, prices and details are subject to change.

Photo Credit: Mike Nailat

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The cast and band of East West Players' production of CHESS meet award-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice.

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