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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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John Herrera to Present Benefit Performance of Solo Show THE GREAT WRITER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Loosely based on the last year in the life of a famous writer who refused to succumb in the face of ill-health and alcoholism, Tony Award nominee John Herrera's (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Evita, In the Heights) solo show asks how a writer can continue to work when the best days of his life are behind him. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

Franz Kafka's A HUNGER ARTIST Brings Puppets, Toys, and A Spark of Magic to The Tank's Flint & Tinder Series
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Meghan Finn, co-artistic directors) is thrilled to present the world premiere of Franz Kafka's A HUNGER ARTIST, adapted from Kafka's story by Sinking Ship Productions, created collaboratively by performer Jonathan Levin, writer Josh Luxenberg, and director Joshua William Gelb. Part of The Tank's Flint & Tinder series, A HUNGER ARTIST begins performances on Thursday, June 1 for a limited engagement through Friday, June 27.  Press Opening is Wednesday, June 7 at 8 PM. Performances are at the Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets are $15 - $35. To purchase tickets, visit www.thetanknyc.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Ari McKay Wilford Sings Unplugged 'Heaven on Their Minds' from Signature's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Below, check out an 'unplugged' rendition of 'Heaven on their Minds' from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In this special video, filmed at The Washington National Cathedral, hear Ari McKay Wilford's acoustic version of the classic song from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's seminal musical! (more...)

Charlotte Spencer Joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, and Anthony Head in LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Chad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BODYGUARD Opens at L.A.'s Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Former Secret Service agent, Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge a€' what they don't expect is to fall in love... (more...)

BWW Review: DE VALOIS, BALANCHINE, ROBBINS at Sarasota Ballet
by Carolan Trbovich - May 3, 2017

Beautiful Season Closing Performance by Sarasota Ballet of De Valois, Balanchine, Robbins (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...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere Season 2 of BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Bravo Media cruises to picturesque Croatia for season two of BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN premiering Today, May 2 at 9pm ET/PT. (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...)

Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane and More Set for NYFA's Faculty Show at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, in association with the Musical Theatre department at the New York Film Academy, presents NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE on May 21st, 2017 at 9:30 PM. Tickets are still available! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicholas Edwards, Ari McKay Wilford, Natascia Diaz and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story comes to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: See Nicholas Edwards and More in Highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. Watch highlights from the show in the new trailer below! (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 14, 2017
by - May 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brand New Version of BLONDEL to Premiere at Union Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A brand new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel, which follows the trials and triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart's court, will get its London premiere at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 21 June - Saturday 15 July. (more...)

STREEPSHOW! to Premiere as Part of The Tank's 'Save & Print' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Tank will present STREEPSHOW!, written by Jay Stull, and directed by Andrew Neisler. Part of The Tank's Save & Print series, STREEPSHOW! begins performances on Friday, June 2 for a limited engagement through Saturday, June 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight's Revisited ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

BWW Review: DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER is a Slow Burning Thriller at the IRT
by Melissa Hall - May 10, 2017

It's thriller season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre this month. Dial 'M' for Murder is currently on the mainstage and suspense is the name of the game. (more...)

NBC Has Heaven On Its Mind! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to Air on Easter Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Set for Easter¬†Sunday¬†(April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television ¬ďJesus Christ Superstar Live!,¬Ē a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.¬† (more...)

BWW Interview: Adam Pascal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - May 10, 2017

What could be better than SOMETHING ROTTEN! coming to the Orpheum in Omaha, Nebraska next week? SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Adam Pascal as Shakespeare! Now that's something to get excited about! (more...)

Photo Flash: CABARET Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Cabaret, one of the great Broadway musicals of all time, opened to a packed house at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster on opening night on May 7. The show continues through June 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

VIDEO: Natascia Diaz Sings Unplugged 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' from Signature Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Below, in the second of three Unplugged Sessions from Signature Theatre, watch Natascia Diaz sing Mary Magdalene's moving torch song 'I Don't Know How to Love Him,' filmed at the Washington National Cathedral! This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs May 9 - July 2, 2017. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

ESPN's 'The Undefeated' Explores Segregation in the NFL
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2017

TheUndefeated.com, ESPN's year-old platform focusing on the intersections of sports, race and culture, has published Segregation in the NFL ¬Ė an in-depth examination of the complex role race plays in determining which players play certain positions on NFL teams. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 28, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! This morning (which according to our watch is Friday, April 28) we come to you to pose this musical question: What have they done to poor Heather Morris on Dancing With the Stars? Seriously, what did they do? We don't watch that show but have picked up some rumblings on the mean streets of Music City that intrigue is afoot among the over-teased and body-glittered cast of the ABC Monday night juggernaut - please fill us in, theaterati. Inquiring minds want to know. (more...)

ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Steve Quintilian
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 27, 2017

Over the past week this column featured two remarkable ladies named Tina Ghandchilar and Julie Dixon. They are currently living their theatre lives as part of a production of Chess at The Theatre Lab School of the Performing Arts. The show opens this evening and runs through May 6th. Now it's time to feature one of the male leads. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Custom Made Stages World Premiere Adaptation of Vonnegut's MOTHER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Once again, Custom Made Theatre brings a Kurt Vonnegut novel to the stage with the world premiere of Brian Katz's adaptation of Vonnegut's third and highly celebrated novel, Mother Night. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Julie Dixon
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 25, 2017

Today's subject, Julie Dixon, is currently living her theatre life onstage at the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts where she will be opening in the pop rock musical Chess. The production plays this weekend through May 6th. (more...)

VIDEO: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Nicholas Edwards Performs Unplugged 'Gethsemane' in D.C. Cathedral
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Below, check out Nicholas Edwards performing an unplugged version of the classic song 'Gethsemane,' filmed at The Washington National Cathedral! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vocally Soars in Austin
by Emily perzan - Apr 24, 2017

Now playing at the Bass Concert Hall through April 30th, is the 1986 classic Phantom of the Opera. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, still running on Broadway as the longest running show in Broadway's history, has you humming as you leave the theater. Although many people criticize Andrew Lloyd Webber for his repetitive melodies, it is the magic of his music that will keep you singing a song or two and memorably reliving his orchestrations. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017-2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet's April Program Closes Season with Extraordinary Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

De Valois, Balanchine & Robbins, The Sarasota Ballet's final program of the Season, will open at the Sarasota Opera House on April 28 and features four works by three of the great masters of the dance world. These performances mark the Company premieres of George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and Jerome Robbin's Fancy Free and is the first time The Sarasota Ballet will perform a ballet by Jerome Robbins. The program will be accompanied with live music by the Sarasota Orchestra, conducted by Ormsby Wilkins-Music Director of American Ballet Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for San Francisco (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 21, 2017

Today's subject Tina Ghandchilar is currently living her theatre life in the most stoked way possible. She is currently preparing to star as Florence in Chess at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts, which, in my opinion, is the best arts in education institution in DC. The production runs from April 27th through May 6th. (more...)

BWW Review: Jewish Arts Collaborative Brings Broadway to Natick with Seth Rudetsky & Judy Kuhn
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway came to Natick last night as the Jewish Arts Collaborative presented SETH RUDETSKY & JUDY KUHN: A BROADWAY CABARET AND CONVERSATION at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). As promised by JCA Artistic Director Joey Baron in his introduction, the evening was fun (with a capital "F") as these two veterans of the Great White Way regaled the sold-out house with backstage stories, Rudetsky's masterful musicianship, and Kuhn's gorgeous vocalizing from her considerable musical theatre canon. (more...)

Three Phantoms Unmask the World of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

For a strictly limited season from 12 - 13 May 2017, the MES Theatre at Mediacorp is to be haunted by a company of seven world-class West End singers, who, along with the homegrown pianist, Joel Nah, will present a thrilling evening of musical theatre in an outstanding show that has become the most exciting concert phenomenon to tour Europe and critiqued as 'simply phenomenal'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look! Carl Holder's CHARLESES at The Brick for The Tank's Save & Print Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

866059After directing The Tank's critically acclaimed production of The Offending Gesture, director Meghan Finn returns to helm the world premiere of CHARLESES by Carl Holder. Part of The Tank's Save & Print series, CHARLESES runs through Saturday, April 29. The performance schedule isMonday, Wednesday - Sunday at 8 PM. Please note, the performances on Saturday, April 29 are at2 PM & 6 PM.  Performances are at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue, at Lorimer). Tickets are $25 for general admission. ($15 for students with a valid ID.) To purchase tickets, visit www.thetanknyc.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for San Francisco (more...)

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA Dares to Dream at The Georgetown Palace Theatre
by Scott Shipman - Apr 16, 2017

The show, for those unfamiliar, is inspired by the seventeenth century literary masterpiece Don Quixote and its author Miguel de Cervantes. It is not a faithful retelling of that work, but rather presented as a play within a play as we see Cervantes himself and his fellow prisoners performing his story as they await trial by the Spanish Inquisition. (more...)

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