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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.

Make your move now and book for the must-see musical event of the year!

BWW Reviews: Intimate, Lush Production of Sondheim's PASSION Ignites the Stage
by Misha Davenport - Mar 30, 2014

Stephen Sondheim's Tony award-winning chamber musical has never felt more intimate than in Fred Anzevino's production. (more...)

Trehearn, McCourt and More To Perform At WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS Album Launch Concert, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, April 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

The Leicester Square Theatre Lounge will host a launch concert on Sunday April 13 for 'Words Shared With Friends', an album of songs with an eclectic and international mix of musical styles (pop, rock and musical theatre from the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Israel & the USA) composed by Christopher J. Orton, Ben Messenger, Joe Sterling, Jonathan Eio, Filip von Uexkull, Tristan Bons, Omri Lahav, Dean Heller and Ty Kroll - and lyrics written or co-written by lyricist Robert Gould. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

RENT's Adam Pascal Joins Seth Rudetsky in 'Broadway @ The Broad Stage' Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Tony-nominee and Obie and Theatre World Award winner Adam Pascal, has created some of the most memorable roles in recent Broadway history. He shot to stardom for originating the role of Roger in the Broadway blockbuster 'Rent,' as well as the London production, and starred in the film version. Tonight, March 29 he debuts in the acclaimed Broadway @ The Broad Stage series, where he joins pianist and host Seth Rudetsky for an unforgettable evening of conversation and song. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

Bailiwick to Present CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in Chicago Debut, May 29-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will present the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Christopher Pazdernik with music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical will play May 29 - July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

First Look - GOTHAM's Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot aka 'The Penquin'!
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Today, Fox and Warner Bros. Television debuted the first official look at Robin Lord Taylor Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin. Check it out below! (more...)

Nicholas To Star In BLOCKBUSTER! Opening In Dartford, Sep 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 70's and 80's, is to get its world premiere at the Orchard Theatre,?Dartford from Thursday 11 - Saturday 20 September. (more...)

West End's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Coming to Movie Theatres Later This Year; Broadway Production Slated for 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

At CinemaCon 2014, the largest annual gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, Fathom Events announced that it will partner with Omniverse Vision to capture the musical stage production of 'From Here To Eternity' from London's prestigious West End for cinecast to cinemas across the country. As a production partner, this marks a first-of-its-kind venture for Fathom Events, who has long been recognized as the leader in alternative content. Fathom fans will be the first U.S. audience to see 'From Here To Eternity,' presented in hundreds of select movie theaters around the country through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network later this year, with the Broadway production slated for 2015. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Family and Free Community Events
by Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the lineup of this year's family and free community events. (more...)

Stanley Tomchin Helps to Dress Homeless and Needy in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, CA - In December 2013 the unemployment rate of Nevada fell to a seasonally adjusted rate of 8.8 percent, the lowest number since November 2008. But despite the improvement in the state overall, the unemployment rate in Las Vegas is still climbing. According to a report by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the rate for the metropolitan area increased by 0.3 percent to 8.9 percent. As a result, thousands of homeless individuals and families can be found all over the city on the streets, in parks or wherever else they find shelter. Factors that contribute to the growing number of homeless people are a scarcity in affordable housing options and dwindling employment opportunities for job searchers that have high school education or less. And even many employed citizens are struggling: With a minimum wage of only $8.25 per hour many find themselves forced to work multiple jobs. (more...)

Tony Winner Daisy Eagan Comes to Rockwell Table & Stage with Special Guest Adam Pascal, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Rockwell Table & Stage is thrilled to welcome actress and singer Daisy Eagan, the youngest female Tony Award Winner premieres her new one woman show, One For My Baby, (self-written with direction by Drew Droege and musical direction by Brandon James Gwinn) with special guest, Tony Nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida, Chess) on Monday, April 21st, 2013 at Rockwell Table & Stage (1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027) at 8 p.m. with proceeds benefitting the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (www.gmcla.org). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Heartbeat Of Home Closing Sunday at Fisher Theatre
by Anton Anderssen - Mar 23, 2014

Heartbeat of Home, the high energy dance show from the producers of Riverdance, closes in Detroit on Sunday. On stage at the Fisher Theatre, the spectacle is part of the Broadway In Detroit entertainment series. (more...)

IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Comes to 54 Below, Includes Lesli Margherita, Chip Zien, & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. (more...)

Photo Flash: Student Photography on Display at IN FOCUS, a 2014 Usdan Center Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp once again named a 'Best Camp for 2013' by TimeOutNY/Kids, will present In Focus, a month-long exhibit of student photography now through Friday, April 4th, 2014 in the lobby gallery of 430 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Scroll down to check out some photos of students with their photography! (more...)

Broadway's Adam Pascal to Headline Dallas Theater Center's CENTERSTAGE 2014, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Broadway veteran Adam Pascal will headline Centerstage 2014 on Saturday, May 31. Chaired by Ann Hobson, with Underwriting Chair Pilar Henry and Honorary Chairs Kate and Dana Juett, Centerstage 2014 will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, which will be transformed for the evening. (more...)

Register Now for the Inaugural IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference; 1-2 May in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Don't miss IEEE Women in Engineering's (WIE) inaugural International Leadership Conference, kicking off 1 May with an opening reception at Square headquarters in downtown San Francisco that is free to young women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). (more...)

Fan Pre-Sale Starts 3/21 For Josh Groban's East Coast Summer Tour, Kicking Off 8/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 20, 2014

Internationally celebrated performer and recording artist Josh Groban is set to embark on a new North American tour in promotion of his chart-topping ALL THAT ECHOES album later this year with a new East Coast Summer tour officially announced this week and fans have the chance to access special pre-sale tickets starting tomorrow according to a new announcement on his official website. (more...)

THE NEW PICASSO Musical, Featuring Robert Cuccioli, Max von Essen and More, Wins 2014 Featured Artist Award at ReverbNation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Songs from The New Picasso The Musical, music & lyrics by Jonathan David Sloate, won the 2014 Featured Artist Award at ReverbNation, home to over 3 million music artists. (more...)

Glee-Cap: 100!
by Robert Lawlor - Mar 18, 2014

How does one measure a hundred episodes of Glee? In group numbers, in Blaine's hair gel, in Fondue for Two, in diva-offs, in mash-ups, and oh so much more. Tonight marks the 100th episode of Glee and with some familiar faces and some remixed Glee classics - this episode is sure to mark the next dynasty in Glee. Here's to the New Directions old and new, and to Glee! Mercedes and Rachel return to McKinley to say goodbye to the legacy of glee club, and each is acting like the diva they are - apparently nothing has changed. Will is set to celebrate 100 lessons of glee club with remixed classics from the past, and what better way to that then with some help from April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth). April is up to her usual boozy ways, and what better way to raise a glass to New Directions than with a little 'Raise Your Glass', which Blaine is quick to point out was in fact a Warblers number, but what would a New Direction be without a good Warbler? (more...)

Josh Groban Announces East Coast Summer Tour, Kicks Off 8/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 18, 2014

Internationally celebrated performer and recording artist Josh Groban is set to embark on a North American tour in promotion of his chart-topping ALL THAT ECHOES album later this year with a new Summer tour officially announced this week. (more...)

RENT's Adam Pascal to Join Seth Rudetsky in 'Broadway @ The Broad Stage' Series, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Tony-nominee and Obie and Theatre World Award winner Adam Pascal, has created some of the most memorable roles in recent Broadway history. He shot to stardom for originating the role of Roger in the Broadway blockbuster 'Rent,' as well as the London production, and starred in the film version. On March 29 he debuts in the acclaimed Broadway @ The Broad Stage series, where he joins pianist and host Seth Rudetsky for an unforgettable evening of conversation and song. (more...)

The Box Collective Announces 116 : A SHAKESPEARE PLAY, 4/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

New York The box collective announces the premiere of 116, an original devised performance piece composed of Shakespeare's text in a new form of storytelling. (more...)

Gallery Players to Close Season with RENT, 4/26-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Having successfully conquered a colorful year of programming that has received both critical and popular praise, The Gallery Players will bring their 47th Mainstage Season to a close with one of the most popular musicals to date - RENT. As Gallery has developed a reputation for reimagining these iconic pieces, President Mark Harborth (Chess, Dreamgirls) promises a unique experience for audiences already familiar with the show. 'You won't see a striped winter scarf in this production (or a sexy Santa suit for that matter) but you will hear every note of Jonathan Larson's passionate score performed by one of the most dynamic and talented casts and orchestras Gallery has assembled.' (more...)

IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN Fills Second Slot in Centenary Stage's Women Playwrights Series, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material, as is the case in the 2nd play of the CSC Women Playwrights Series, "In the Car with Blossom and Len" by Joni Fritz, which will be presented on Wednesday, Apr 23 at 7:30 PM in the Lackland Center in Hackettstown. In this funny and poignant new play, a basket full of unpaid bills for chemical engineer Lenny Gold's laboratory is discovered one of his adult daughters, unveiling a lifetime of secrets, a mysterious silent partner, and a few other challenges which must be met by this family. "In the Car.." is a delightful family saga about growing up, growing older and where you put the keys. (more...)

SkillGamesBoard Cross-Platform Online Chess and Checkers Playground: Now Launched in Beta
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

LONDON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

WOWOW Joins Martin Scorsese on NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Continuing to ramp up its international co-production partnerships, WOWOW, Japan's leading premium pay TV broadcaster, announced today that it is partnering on Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's documentary “The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument.” (more...)

Emmy-Award Winning TV Drama BREAKING BAD Coming to Blu-ray/DVD, 6/3
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The chemistry continues on June 3 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning shows of all time, BREAKING BAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES, available on Blu-ray with newly created packaging (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Boise (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For Josh Groban's East Coast Summer Tour, Kicking Off 8/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2014

Internationally celebrated performer and recording artist Josh Groban is set to embark on a new North American tour in promotion of his chart-topping ALL THAT ECHOES album later this year with a new East Coast Summer tour and fans have the chance to access tickets according to a new announcement on his official website. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Local Actor, Corey Mach, Turns on Audience in FLASHDANCE at the Palace
by Roy Berko - Apr 4, 2014

On opening night, when Corey Mach made his first appearance on stage in 'Flashdance The Musical,' the audience, after being prepped about his entrance by Gina Vernaci, Senior Vice President of Theater Operations, greeted him with a lengthy ovation. During the curtain call, the audience exploded in vocal and physical adoration when Mach came on stage. Then, when the 2006 Strongsville High School and 2010 Baldwin-Wallace alum put on an Indian's baseball cap, the Palace Theatre literally shook with unbridled excitement. Yes, this was a glorious 'welcome home Corey' celebration. (more...)

Usdan Center Summer Camp and More Among Bethpage 'Micro' Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Bethpage Federal Credit Union announces the recipients of its first 'micro' grant program to assist music students from the North Babylon school district who will be attending Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the renowned summer arts day camp. The Bethpage 'micro' grants will pay for the students' many additional expenses normally associated with year-round music study that can become a stumbling block for underserved families. As part of the grant program, Bethpage will also provide full 2014 summer program scholarships for Usdan Center's 47th season, which begins June 30. More than 70 North Babylon High School students are beneficiaries of the grant. (more...)

ParenteBeard Speakers Forum to Welcome Charles Krauthammer to State Theatre, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

ParenteBeard Speakers Forum at the State Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Best Selling Author Charles Krauthammer, on Thursday, October 9th, 8 PM. (more...)

freeFall to Stage All-Male 'MIKADO'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Casting has been announced for freeFall's upcoming production of THE MIKADO. freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis directs this exciting new staging of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic. THE MIKADO stars Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Broadway's FORTY-SECOND STREET and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Larry Alexander (Broadway's LES MISERABLES and Chess) and Tampa Bay actor/drag performer Matthew McGee. (more...)

Track Listing Revealed for Elaine Paige's ULTIMATE COLLECTION
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Broadway and West End superstar Elaine Paige is set to release a career-spanning collection of her most memorable recordings on Monday, April 24th. The album will be titled ELAINE PAIGE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. The track listing for Paige's album was recently revealed. (more...)

Canned Rice's UNDERSTUDY BLUES Comes to Cape Town from May 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

UNDERSTUDY BLUES, the debut production from Canned Rice Productions, will open at the Galloway Theatre in Cape Town for a nine-performance run in May 2014. (more...)

Luke McCall Named Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year 2014
by Robert Gould - Apr 16, 2014

Luke McCall, a 21-year-old from Bala in North Wales, currently studying for an MA at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is the 2014 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year. (more...)

Nicholas Saverine, Sean Thompson and More Join Ann Crumb in Media Theatre's SUNSET BOULEVARD, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Media Theatre presents the regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony winning musical 'Sunset Boulevard' tonight, April 16-May 18. The show, based on Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film, is produced by Media Music Theatre Company (MMTC), the non-profit music theatre organization that brings professional musicals to the historic venue. Jesse Cline is its Artistic Director (more...)

The Box Collective Presents 116 : A SHAKESPEARE PLAY, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

New York The box collective announces the premiere of 116, an original devised performance piece composed of Shakespeare's text in a new form of storytelling. (more...)

Glori Energy Inc. And Infinity Cross Border Acquisition Corporation Announce Completion Of Merger And Private Placement
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

HOUSTON, DALLAS and TEL AVIV, Israel, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Glori Energy Inc. ('Glori'), an energy technology company, and Infinity Cross Border Acquisition Corporation (INXB) ('Infinity'), a special purpose acquisition company, announced today that they have completed the merger and share exchange agreement (the 'Merger Agreement') first announced on January 8, 2014, and a simultaneous private placement led by Infinity Group and Hicks Equity Partners LLC ('Hicks'). Commencing April 15, 2014, shares and warrants of Glori will be publicly listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbols GLRI and GLRIW, respectively. (more...)

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes to Star in Opera Australia's THE KING AND I from Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the principal cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia. (more...)

Has Chess Evolved From a Square Board Battle to a Frightening New Battle on a Sphere?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ After their historic first battle the couple has been ever more stunned as they continue now to play SphereChess instead of square board Chess. (more...)

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Presents a Special Clarinet Workshop, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned summer arts day camp which has introduced the arts to more than 60,000 children, will present a special on-campus workshop on Thursday April 24 from 8 AM to 12 Noon at the Maurice Hexter Center, titled "A Morning of Clarinet 2014." The unique event, to be attended by 45 clarinet students from several Suffolk County school districts, will be taught by Liam Burke, an award-winning and fast-rising young clarinetist who has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's and other major ensembles. Usdan Center is at 185 Colonial Springs Road in Wheatley Heights (Huntington), Long Island. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Live Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

It's the biggest night in the West End theatre calendar - the great and the good are gathered in Covent Garden to celebrate the best stage work of the last year. Stick with us throughout the night for all the winners, as well as gossip from the Party in the Piazza, and a running commentary on the TV highlights show! (more...)

Mayo Center Stages BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Celebrate some of the most memorable musical moments from Broadway, featuring stars of some of Broadway's biggest hit musicals, when Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Broadway Showstoppers! tonight, April 12, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-49. (more...)

JEKYLL AND HYDE, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Cirque Dreams and More Set for Tobin Center's Inaugural 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts today announced the performance calendar for its inaugural 2014-15 season, with a total of 33 productions, performing groups and individual artists - exclusive of September grand opening events and subscription performances by its resident companies. The initial schedule totals 73 performances. And, there are more to come. (more...)

„Singin' in the Rain" singt und tanzt in Nordhausen
by Iris Moebius - Apr 10, 2014

Seit 28. Marz steht wieder ein Musical auf dem Spielplan des Theaters Nordhausen: „Singin' in the Rain' von Herb Brown und Arthur Freed, das Buhnenmusical nach dem weltberuhmten Film mit Gene Kelly. Die Figuren verleihen ihrer Gefuhlslage singend, tanzend und herrlich steppend Ausdruck. So wie Entertainer Don Lockwood, der so verliebt ist, dass es ihm nichts ausmacht, „im Regen zu singen'. (more...)

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