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Imperial Theatre (New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.

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A superb cast of West End stars including James Fox (Fame Academy, Jesus Christ Superstar), Shona White (Wicked), Tam Mutu (Love Never Dies), Rebecca Lock (The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q), James Graeme (The Phantom of the Opera), David Erik (Dirty Dancing, The Phantom of the Opera) and Steve Varnom (The Woman in White) lead a cast of 30 actors and musicians in this unmissable production.



Written by Tim Rice and ABBAís BjŲrn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, CHESS has one of the greatest musical theatre scores of all time including One Night In Bangkok, Pity The Child, Anthem, You And I and, of course, I Know Him So Well.



Two of the world's greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championships but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman. Amidst political intrigue and international conspiracies, the American and the Russian fight to win the heart of Florence Vassy in a romantic triangle that mirrors the heightened passions of the Cold War all set to an explosive score by the composers of Mamma Mia and the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.



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Old City Fest Returns on Sun Oct 9th with 100 Vendors, 30 Restaurants, Fashion Shows, Family Fun, Live Music and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage with live music, two runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. (more...)

Nancy Opel Headlines the World Premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) is excited to announce the cast for the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Iron Mountain Increases Quarterly Dividend per Share by 13%
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

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Black Swan State Theatre Company Presents ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Four characters locked up in a refuge. Is it the end? Much is at stake. (more...)

Chess Supersite Corporation (CHZP) announces the opening of its new website
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

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Theater at DUAF Announces 2017 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

THEATER at Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) has announced the finalists for its 15th Anniversary season to run at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Joe's Pub at The Public Theater during spring 2017. The finalists were selected from over 100 submissions from some of the nation's most talented emerging playwrights. THEATER is produced by Creative Ammo Inc. and Reg E. Gaines, two-time Tony nominee, returns as THEATER's Artistic Director. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

New Book SOCIAL MACHINES Provide Peek At Human Intelligence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Which would provide more accurate diagnosis and better treatment ¬Ė a human doctor, an intelligent machine, or some combination of the two?¬† (more...)

Spend Election Eve with ESTP and One of the Great American Comic Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

No Time for Comedy is unlike anything you have ever seen, I feel sure. It is funny and clever - much of the dialogue is of Jane Austen caliber - but it joyfully refuses to go any of the places you think it probably might. It is political, and pointed, but never preachy, except to call attention to the motives of those who would preach. It is at once a parody of a witty Broadway comedy of the nineteen-twenties, -thirties, and -forties, and the apotheosis of it; and a part of it also contains a convincing and fairly furious repudiation of itself. For this 1939 play seems well aware that its very style is about to be subsumed by world conflict… (more...)

Musical Theatre West's Reiner Stage Reading Series Presents THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series presents the Rodgers & Hart's classic The Boys from Syracuse Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.  Tickets are now on Tickets are now on sale online at www.musical.org, by visiting the MTW West Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27 (or $32 on the day of the performance).  You can also purchase a subscription for the final two 2016 Reiner Staged Reading performances (She Loves Me will be performed Saturday, December 3, 7pm) for $50.  Seating is general admission, with season subscribers receiving early access to the theatre via a special subscriber door. (more...)

'Virtual' ABBA Heading to 'Previously Unimagined' Digital Music Experience
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The members of the iconic Swedish quartet ABBA have joined forces with entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller and the Universal Music Group to launch a 'previously unimagined' digital experience (more...)

Photo Coverage: West Coast Debut Of ADAM PASCAL AND ANTHONY RAPP: ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING
by Lily Lim - Oct 26, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the West Coast debut of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking ? Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship for two shows only on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Acoustically Speaking is a new show featuring two Broadway favorites coming together to celebrate music, memories, and their 20-year friendship. (more...)

ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

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9 Filmmakers Selected for Film Independent 2016 Producing Lab Film Independent Awards
by Movies News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival, announced the producers selected for its 16 th annual Producing Lab. (more...)

Date Change Announced for Adam Pascal Concert at PRiMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

PRiMA Theatre is pleased to welcome guest artist Adam Pascal to Lancaster for a solo concert. Pascal is known as Broadway's most famous rock tenor, and the talent behind leading Broadway roles in Rent, Aida, Memphis, Cabaret, Chicago and Chess.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 24, 2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Vets Will Join Original Stars of London's Site-Specific SWEENEY TODD in NYC; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

Military Electro-Optical And Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Market Report 2016-2026: Leading Companies, Forecasts, Outlook & Analysis For Airborne, Naval & Ground Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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In the Wings Promotions presents HAIR ¬Ė The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical at the MainLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In the Wings Promotions is proud to present HAIR - The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical, directed and choreographed by META winner Nadia Verrucci with Music Direction by META nominee Ian Baird. HAIR features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot. HAIR runs November 23-26, 2016 at the MainLine Theatre in Montreal. (more...)

ProfNet Experts Available on DDoS Attacks, Corporate Culture, More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre to Present PARIAH, THE STRONGER, and ABU CASEM'S SLIPPERS in Alternating Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, under the leadership of Robert Greer, is committed to production of his plays in new translations and interpretations that illuminate the plays of Sweden's national playwright, whose work remains as relevant today as when they were written.  The company continues its explorations November 12 to December 3 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, presenting a double-bill of two-character plays -- 'Pariah' and 'The Stronger' -- in alternating rep with with Strindberg's Arabian Nights play, 'Abu Casem's Slippers.' (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Team Up for Duet Album TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Two of the most beloved voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe first met at Kismet at the London Coliseum a decade ago, where they performed together. Later that year, when Ball was given a solo concert at BBC Proms-the first musical theatre star to do so-he invited Boe to perform with him.  (more...)

Playwrights Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting Tapped for Abingdon's Inaugural Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In an ongoing mission to nurture and develop new work by emerging artists, Abingdon Theatre Company proudly announces Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting as recipients of its inaugural Residency Program. (more...)

Studio 5040 Cabaret Soiree Series Presents a Cabaret Double Bill DUDETTES TWO KITTENS & A KID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Ryan Kelly (The Normal Heart, Mamma Mia) and Dale Miller (Seussical, Les Miserables) reunite with their hilarious cabaret, Dudettes. Accompanied by Aaron Eyre, with songs from West Side Story, Chess, Rent, Wicked and more, these dudes take a fresh look at duets traditionally sung by women - including stories of friendship, love and relationships! (more...)

New Book About Iranian Revolution is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

San Francisco- and San Diego-area co-authors Brian Alikhani and Rosalyn Hafner have released their book, 'Untethered,' which delves into the political and historical impacts the Iranian Revolution had on the world as well as modern-day politics in the U.S. The book tells the story of Alikhani's journey immigrating from Iran to California to attend high school as a teenager during the late 1970s. (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Today October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rockin' Through the Renaissance with New SOMETHING ROTTEN Star, Adam Pascal!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Lee Fields & The Expressions to Release SPECIAL NIGHT Next Month; Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

After close to 47 years of music, Lee Fields, backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, will release Special Night on November 4 via Big Crown Records.  (more...)

CGBets Bitcoin Gaming Site Allows Players to Bet on Skills, Not Luck
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

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Lee Fields & The Expressions Announce Tour Dates, New Track
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

After close to 47 years of music, Lee Fields, backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, will release Special Night on November 4 via Big Crown Records. (more...)

LendingRobot Collaborates With Millennium Trust, Launches New Product for Financial Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

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Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Diversionary's Production of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR to Make Off-Broadway Debut This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Diversionary was proud to produce the The World Premiere of Jonathan Larson Award-winning musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR by Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne as the finale to their 30th Anniversary season. Abingdon Theatre Company has just has announced the show's inclusion in their 2016-17 Season at the June Havoc Theatre, Off-Broadway in NYC. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris to Teach Montreal Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on November 11, 2016. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE ARC OF A LOVE AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage toCafe Carlyle with an all-new show, The Arc of a Love Affair, November 22-December 1. They return following last year's universally acclaimed show My Generation.  (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Has Found Its New Bard- Adam Pascal Will Join Cast as Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter Shine at the Academy of Music
by Tory Gates - Oct 11, 2016

An October Sunday evening found a friend plus two newfound ones in the first balcony of Philadelphia's Academy of Music for a celebration of not only Joan Baez's 75 years of life, but also the music, and an enduring symbol that bridges generations...' (more...)

Chris Isaacson Presents ADAM PASCAL & ANTHONY RAPP ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the West Coast debut of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking ? Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship for two shows only on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Acoustically Speaking is a new show featuring two Broadway favorites coming together to celebrate music, memories, and their 20-year friendship. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Lee Fields & The Expressions to Release SPECIAL NIGHT Next Month; Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

After close to 47 years of music, Lee Fields, backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, will release Special Night on November 4 via Big Crown Records.  (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends Through 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closing production of Karen Zacarias' a new play Into the Beautiful North, has extended and must close November 20 (originally scheduled to close Nov. 13). Central Works' first partnership with the National New Play Network was met with a tremendous response from the press and audiences alike. Described at its premiere as possessing the "alchemy of inspired satire, turned into a laugh-filled theatrical experience" and "never allowing the humor to blind us to the plight of its characters...".  Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Ann Harada Will Lead CHRISTMAS EVE'S HOLIDAY HUNKFEST Benefit This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The holidays will be heating up when Broadway favorite Ann Harada reprises her role as the sincere and sassy therapist from Avenue Q in Christmas Eve's Holiday Hunkfest (#hunkfest), featuring an all-star bevy of Broadway beaus. The unforgettable evening on December 12, 2016, is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Chess Supersite Corporation (CHZP) is increasing its marketing efforts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Nancy Opel Headlines New Musical CURVY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) presents the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, starring Nancy Opel (Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice). (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Cast Announced for SOHO CINDERS at Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Union Theatre presents SOHO CINDERS, with music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe and book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis. (more...)

Pulitzer Nominee Christopher Martin to Helm Fall Revival of OLD TIMES in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

International director, composer and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Christopher Martin (also Founding Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company where he directed nearly 100 productions) is set to direct a NYC revival of the Harold Pinter play OLD TIMES which will run November 25th thru December 11th at the 'White Space' at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory (104 West 14 St.). (more...)

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