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Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center (Nyack, NY, )
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Nyack, NY,

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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 ABBA’s Björn 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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Joe Pasquale, Marti Pellow and Hayley Tamaddon to Lead ALADDIN Panto at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Bristol Hippodrome is delighted to announce that comedy legend Joe Pasquale, recording and musical theatre star Marti Pellow and Emmerdale and Coronation Street's Hayley Tamaddon will lead the cast in this year's magical family pantomime Aladdin, from Saturday 9 December 2017. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Life's No Drag With Cabaret, Burlesque & Nocturnal Delights At Underbelly Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Underbelly Festival is up and running on the South Bank and as always will feature a delicious and devilish feast of cabaret, burlesque, drag and every dastardly combination thereof. (more...)

Dayle Hodge, JC McCann, Rachel Jerram and More Bring Works of Tim Rice to Seabourn Fleet
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Following the successful launch of Seabourn's exclusive partnership with acclaimed English musical theatre lyricist of Broadway, Sir Tim Rice, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line is announcing his successful production, 'An Evening with Tim Rice,' now playing on all Seabourn ships. (more...)

BWW Review: SEE HOW THEY RUN at Vagabond Players Confuses and Amuses
by Kristen Price - May 30, 2017

A farce should be full of slamming doors, confusion and missed opportunities. Because of this, you need a stage that's able to accommodate the action and actors that understand exactly what's happening at every point, even if the characters they're playing do not. In the case of SEE HOW THEY RUN playing at the Vagabond Theatre, you have the makings of everything that creates a great farce, even if you don't have the best script. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre's Ghostlight Reading Series to Continue with THE SUBJECT and CARLO AT THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with readings of THE SUBJECT by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll on Monday, June 5th at 7pm and CARLO AT THE WEDDING by Bryna Turner and directed by Jenna Worsham on Monday, June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

Original Hal Prince Staging of EVITA Announced for South Africa this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Pieter Toerien and David Ian will present a South African season of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, EVITA, in directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince. The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president, Juan Peron. (more...)

EXIT Theatre to Present World Premiere of A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This July, EXIT Theatre is proud to present A Life On The Ocean Wave, a collaboratively-constructed multi-disciplinary original play with a jaunty subtitle: Being a Merrie Evening of Genuine Sea Chanty Sing-Along, and Also a Historically and Scientifically Accurate Account of a Sailor's Life at Sea, in Which Ghosts Appear and Have Something to Say. (more...)

Video Game Scholar, Patrick Hickey Jr., to Speak at Borough Con This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Author/Professor Patrick Hickey, Jr. will discuss the industry and his anthology, 'For The Love of Games: Cult and Classic Game Developers Discuss Projects That Influenced And Entertained Millions,' at Borough Con, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Queens, NY. (more...)

International Cast to Take on CLOSER at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A stellar international cast from Italy, Switzerland/France, South Africa/Australia, and the US is set to bring to life Patrick Marber's cold, calculated play about 'the distance between men and women and the restless neediness of love'. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present Chess IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

Connor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2017
by - May 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

YOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE to Air on MPT This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The broadcast premiere of Young Artists of America: The Songs of Tim Rice, airs on Maryland Public Television (MPT) Thursday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Filmed recently at MPT's Owings Mills studios, the program features symphonic, dance, and vocal performances of lyricist Sir Tim Rice's musical theater and movie hits by the Bethesda-based group, (YAA). YAA consists of students from more than 80 schools in Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The one-hour television special includes the talents of some 150 area students, and is hosted by Sir Tim Rice. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

Newark Black Film Festival Announces 43rd Season Screenings at Newark Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Newark Black Film Festival (NBFF), the longest running festival of its kind in the United States, kicks off its 43rd season on June 28 at the Newark Museum with 13th, Ava DuVernay's exploration of the history of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S., focusing on the nation's prisons that are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. (more...)

JAPAN CUTS 2017 Full Line-Up & Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

JAPAN CUTS, North America's premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema, returns for its 11th installment July 13-23 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest films from Japan never before seen in NYC with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties and more. Boasting a thrilling slate of epic blockbusters, shoestring independents, radical documentaries, mind-bending avant-garde, newly-restored classics and breathtaking animation, Japan Society's renowned summer film festival promises a bounty of cinematic discoveries for film fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike. (more...)

Theater Works Presents GREAT SONGS FROM BOMB SHOWS Featuring Kelli James and James May
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway star Kelli James joins forces with Broadway Conductor James May once again on the Theater Works stage for Great Songs From Bomb Shows on Saturday, June 24 at 7pm in the McMillin Theater of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

He's a Little Sinatra. She's A Little Bit Sondheim: An Intimate Journey Through a Musical Theater Romance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founders and Artistic Directors Jay Montgomery and Tamara Jenkins are joining creative forces and sharing their personal story in the last production of the 2017 Season, which is focusing on what it means to be a theater artist. 'We are excited to be back in the performing saddle and having a blast working together. The show will be lots of fun with some sweet moments. And everyone will certainly relate to the universal themes in relationship dramas,' says Jenkins. 'We are also thrilled to be joined by Musical Director Andrew Smithson who was with us for our 2011 Harbor Lights' productions of Marry Me a Little, and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and is himself a consummate artist and musician. We needed someone versed in multiple styles as the show covers many musical genres.' (more...)

Betsy Struxness to Guest Star in Daniel Koek's WEST END STORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Daniel Koek's West End Story will feature special guest Betsy Struxness. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

“A prolific choreographer of skillfully constructed dances that respectfully mesh with music and striking visual design” (The New Yorker), Jessica Lang and her company return to Jacob's Pillow for the ensemble's first Ted Shawn Theatre engagement, July 5-9. In addition to a Pillow-commissioned world premiere work, the program includes Lang's Thousand Yard Stare, a dance embodying the incredible pride and honor as well as the searing loss experienced by military veterans. The program will also include the East Coast and company premiere of Lang's Lyric Pieces as well as Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and The Calling. This season, the Pillow has formed a partnership with the Tanglewood Music Center, whereby Tanglewood Fellows and alumni will be providing the music accompaniment for this engagement. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD To Tour China
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

China.org.cn reports that THE BODYGUARD will tour China this summer, kicking off in Shanghai and visiting an additional 12 cities. (more...)

Diana Vickers to create the role of Kat in SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 5, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that X-factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Kat for the 2017 tour of this heart-warming new musical. (more...)

Diana Vickers to Star in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at Manchester Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that X-factor finalist Diana Vickers will create the role of Kat for the 2017 tour of this heart-warming new musical. (more...)

Broadway and Philadelphia Stars Team Up for Theatre Horizon's ZANNA DON'T
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Welcome to Heartsville High and the magical musical Zanna Don't, where the captain of the Chess team is a sex symbol, the quarterback is a nerd, and everyone is gay!-well, almost everyone. Following the success of last year's sold-out Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA), Philadelphia and Broadway stars join together once again for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series. Zanna Don't will be presented on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Theatre Horizon Announces 2017-18 Season Of 'Women Who Dare'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA) has declared that it is 'The Year of the Woman.' (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Guest Blog: Josephine Burton On Drama, Revolution and Clubbing in the Dacha
by Guest Blog: Josephine Burton - Jun 23, 2017

This summer, we throw up open the doors to our Dacha: a Russian country house, owned and peopled by the Popov Family and their friends and family in Vyritsa, just outside Petrograd. It's 1917 and revolution is in the air. Over the course of a month, our time-travelling Dacha gradually moves through the turbulent year, a century ago, exploring the changing environment and leadership, through performance and conversation. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 21st, 2017 - WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Playwright Heidi Schreck stars in her play WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME as part of Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

Global Board Games Market - Strategic Assessment and Forecast 2017-2022
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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Will CHESS Make A Move to Broadway in 2018?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Chess might make a move back to Broadway! According to a recent interview with Whatsonstage, creator Tim Rice is hard at work on a revised version of the original 1986 show. 'We've got a new team in who helped to restructure the storyline and it seemed to work really well as a tabletop production, but the plan is to bring it to Broadway late next year,' says Rice. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

Theater Works to Present GREAT SONGS FROM BOMB SHOWS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

On June 24, Kelli James and James May, the creative duo behind last season's YouthWorks production of Les Miserables, return to Theater Works in Great Songs From Bomb Shows. (more...)

Elaine Paige, Ashley Banjo & Diversity, Gary Wilmot And Charlie Stemp Join Palladium DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Elaine Paige (Queen Rat), Ashley Banjo and Diversity (The Sultan and his Entourage), Gary Wilmott (Sarah the Cook) and Charlie Stemp (Dick Whittington) will join the previously announced Julian Clary (Spirit of the Bells), Paul Zerdin (Idle Jack) and Nigel Havers (Captain Nigel) in the line-up for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

Free Summer Events for the Whole Family Announced for Park Slope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) has just announced plans for this season's SUMMER STROLLS, four fabulous nights when a stretch of Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue closes to traffic - and opens for all kinds of local fun and festivities, transforming the street into a giant block party. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for BY JEEVES at The Old Laundry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre has just announced the full cast, led by Bill Champion and Nadim Naaman, of the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's light-hearted, fun musical BY JEEVES, opening on Friday 6 October - Saturday 4 November 2017 (Press Night: Monday 9 October 2017 at 7.30pm) and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

Hannah Fredericksen, Marney McQueen, and More Join Cast of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Producer John Frost today announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne's summer musical Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 29th for a strictly limited season. Joining David Campbell who plays Bobby Darin is Hannah Fredericksen playing Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin's wife. Starring alongside them will be Marina Prior, Marney McQueen, Rodney Dobson and Martin Crewes in the extraordinary story of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. (more...)

BWW Interview: Of Country Music Legends, Children's Theatre, and Community: MSMT Opens A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN Series
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 16, 2017

'We wanted to go big and grand. We knew we had Christine [Mild] with her powerhouse performance and Charis [Leos] so we wanted to play it large and create an environment that would support them. The production concept we came up with turned out to be a wonderful envelope to wrap around the show and the entire staging fell into place.' Co-director/choreographer Marc Robin was talking about his and Curt Dale Clark's vision for their new staging of Always, Patsy Cline, which opened Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 season on June 7th. Robin was part of a panel that also featured Patsy star Christine Mild and stand-by Heidi Kettenring, MSMT Charge Scenic Artist Sean Cox, and MSMT Board Vice President Kristine Ganong. The discussion on June 14th, moderated by Broadway World Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold was the first in the now four-year-old summer series of free public forums, A Peek Behind the Curtain, held at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The series, designed to give theatre-goers insight into the creative processes of producing each of the summer main stage shows, featured a lively and far-reaching conversation about Patsy Cline, MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences program, and the theatre's burgeoning role in the community. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, June 18, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, June 18, 2017! (more...)

Sir Tim Rice to Discuss Life and Career in Special Evening at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Celebrating the premiere of Blondel, multi award-winning composer Tim Rice is to take part in a special evening to talk about his life and career in the West End, on Broadway and Hollywood movies. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Debra Stephenson Joins Diana Vickers in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announced that Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson will create the role of Alison in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers in the 2017 tour. (more...)

Chess Supersite Corporation's Chess Stars was one of the organizers, together with the Central Florida Chess Club, of the Orlando Florida's Sunshine Chess Tournament fe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

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Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Alicia Krakauer Joins DANIEL KOEK'S WEST END STORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Alicia Krakauer, a born and bred New Yorker, is an actress and singer/songwriter. She holds a BFA from Syracuse University, and an MA from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, both in musical theatre. (more...)


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BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

London Transfer of YANK! Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Full casting is announced for YANK! which transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre in the summer for a seven week season from Monday 3 July - Saturday 19 August 2017. The UK spring premiere of the musical production at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester received extensive critical acclaim. (more...)

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