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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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Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens HIERONYMUS BOSCH Documentary December 3 & 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The documentary HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL follows a team of art historians who try to reveal the mystery of the 25 remaining paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston screens the documentary on December 3 and 4. (more...)

Trustwave Database Security Solutions Receive Certificate of Networthiness from U.S. Army
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

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Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Lighthouse Youth Theatre & Protege to Present THE SOUNDS OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Sunday, January 8th at 7pm Lighthouse Youth Theatre & Protege presents The Sixth Annual Cabaret, The Sounds of Broadway. (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre's Concert Series Continues with BACKWARDS BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Join some of your favorite performers from Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) and around town for an evening of gender-bending Broadway belting as CCT presents the next installment in the organization's popular concert series, Backwards Broadway. Showtime is 7:00 pm Friday, January 13. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for high school and college students and can be purchased securely online at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com or at the door beginning one half hour before show time. CCT is located at 3400 Forest Drive on the 2nd level of Richland Mall. A cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. (more...)

Actors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

The Tank to Launch 'Save & Print' Series with HOTTENTOTTED This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Tank will present HOTTENTOTTED written by Charly Evon Simpson, directed by Colette Robert. (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jamie Eacker
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 2, 2017

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PRiMA Theatre Brings TICK, TICK...BOOM! to Lancaster
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Lauren Culver from PRIVATE LIVES at The Studio Theatre 
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Jan 13, 2017

To start off the new year, The Studio Theatre at the Villages presents Noel Coward's classic, PRIVATE LIVES. Lauren Culver plays Amanda, who discovers on her honeymoon that her ex, Elyot, is staying with his new wife in the adjacent room. I talked with Lauren about the stylized comedy of the play, her character, and presenting this classic to a modern audience.  (more...)

Darius Campbell Returns to Glasgow to Star in FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to the King's Theatre from Tuesday 30 May until Saturday 3 June as they reprise their roles from the critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater J's Scintillating COPENHAGEN
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 12, 2017

With Copenhagen, Theater J has done it again - giving DC audiences another thought-provoking must see evening. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for FUNNY GIRL Tour Across The UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Full casting is announced today for the tour of Funny Girl which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2017 Lineup at Cherry Lane, Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) announces the playwrights accepted for the 15th Anniversary season of its Theater series to run at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Joe's Pub at The Pubic Theater, April 8 to May 20, 2017. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Black Coffee Production Announces Casting For The First FRESH GRIND FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Black Coffee Productions (BCP) is proud to announce the casting of their first Fresh Grind Festival which will showcase ten staged readings of new works. A diverse group of forty-three actors has been cast including two time Grammy Nominee Martha Wash, who is well known for the multi platinum single, 'It's Raining Men.' Wash will lead the cast in the zombie parody, I Want to Eat Brains (or the Day I Killed All My Friends). The eclectic mix of actor's credits range from regional, off-off Broadway to Broadway, and National television credits. Other notable casting includes Jeremy Villas in The Bishops. Villas is currently performing as Young Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway. (more...)

The Global Phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Rock Opera Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera onSaturday, March 2 at 2pm and 8pm.  This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production.  (more...)

Casting Announced For Southwark Playhouse's Annual Shakespeare Production For Younger Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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Abingdon Theatre Company Continues Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS by Caroline V. McGraw, author of Ultimate Beauty Bible (Page 73), on Thursday, December 15 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Danya Taymor is set to direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Judy Kuhn as 'Golde' in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joined the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde last month and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kuhn onstage below! (more...)

C.A.D. Releases 'The Testimony Of A Lost Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Author C.A.D. would like to write something that could uplift the hearts and minds of those who will read it. It prompted her in writing her poetry book titled 'The Testimony Of A Lost Soul' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's TITANIC THE MUSICAL Sets Sail in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Signature Theatre¬†is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for¬†Titanic, directed by¬†Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer¬†(Broadway's¬†Gigi,¬†Follies,¬†Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling¬†Maury Yeston's (Nine) and¬†Peter Stone's¬†(1776) Tony Award¬ģ-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey.¬†Titanic¬†will run from¬†December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360 degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Rice, Finger Lakes Bring Excerpts of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY to Honolulu
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice are bringing excerpts of Rice's latest musical, 'From Here to Eternity,' to Honolulu to participate in three commemoration events of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Stages Bay Area Premiere of Amy Herzog's BELLEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Custom Made Theatre Company opens 2017 with the Bay Area Premiere of Belleville, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog.  The thriller is directed by M. Graham Smith.  It runs January 4-28 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in San Francisco. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Adam Pascal Gives Special Performance at SOMETHING ROTTEN to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Audience members at Friday's performance of Something Rotten received quite the treat when Adam Pascal, currently appearing as Rotten's very own pretty boy front man, William Shakespeare, performed One Song Glory to benefit fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Pascal first performed the famous tune on Broadway when he originated the role of Roger in the original production of Jonathan Larson's iconic musical about a group of friends and artists struggling to survive in New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis. (more...)

Broadway Dreams to Ring in the New Year at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Broadway Dreams and The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will ring in 2017 with a free performance at 4:15 pm on Sunday, January 1, 2017 on the Commonwealth Plaza Level of the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Black Coffee Productions to Present Inaugural FRESH GRIND FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Black Coffee Productions (BCP) will present the first Fresh Grind Festival which will showcase ten staged readings of new works. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

Cast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Review Roundups - Dec 22, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre.  (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Helen Gallagher to Narrate 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher has joined the cast of the previously announced 70, Girls, 70 concert at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Ms. Gallagher, who will serve as the evening's narrator, joins a starry cast of Broadway veterans in the 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for April 17th, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Second Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for 54 Below on April 17th at 7:00pm, has added a second performance due to popular demand. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stunning production below! (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

Jim Brochu, Penny Worth and More Join Starry 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As previously announced, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 70, Girls, 70: In Concert. Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Last Session), Frank Root (42nd Street, Mack & Mabel) and Penny Worth (Irene, Annie, Grand Hotel) have joined the evening's starry cast.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

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New Winter/Spring 2017 Classes Coming Up at Gold Coast Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As winter approaches, a whole new batch of fun and educational programs for children, teens, and adults is being added to the Winter/Spring Catalog at Gold Coast Arts Center. (more...)

Loni Ackerman to Lead 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 70, Girls, 70: In Concert on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 7:00PM. (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Headed Off-Broadway in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank will present the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

The Tank to Launch 2017 Season with World Premiere of PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Tank will host the world premiere of PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, co-written by Skylar Fox and Simon Henriques, and directed by Skylar Fox. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winner Robert Schenkkan's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Asolo Rep kicks off its winter repertory season with THE GREAT SOCIETY, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan's gripping political drama that chronicles the second chapter of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency. Asolo Rep is proud to be the only theatre in the country granted the rights to produce THE GREAT SOCIETY during the 2016-17 season. The sequel to last season's box office record-breaking production of All the Way will be directed by Nicole A. Watson. THE GREAT SOCIETY previews January 11 and 12, opens January 13 and runs in rotating repertory through April 2 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its list of the top gifts items for the 2016 holiday season. This year's gift selection from Barnes & Noble includes high-quality gifts for everyone on their lists including avid readers, gamers, budding artists, tech hobbyists and more. Barnes & Noble also has the best selection of Harry Potter wizardly games, collectibles, jewelry, apparel and more so customers can gift a truly magical experience to loved ones. (more...)


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Celebrate New Year's Eve at Rocky Mountain Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

For the first time ever, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre wants to invite you to spend a portion of your New Year's Eve with them!  Direct from Broadway, RMRT alum Joe Carroll returns for a one-night-only performance.  RMRT audiences will remember Joe from the 2011 season when he played Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Sky in Guys and Dolls, and Anatoly in Chess.  His New York and on Broadway credits include Prince Topher in Cinderella,  Once (Tony Award winner for Best Musical), Romeo and Juliet, and Joe will be back on Broadway this spring starring in a new musical The Bandstand.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Signature Theatre's Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. Get ready for the show's big send-off with the company's rendition of 'Godspeed Titanic' below! (more...)

Works from Nightdrive, Buran Theatre, Sinking Ship and More Set for The Tank's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Tank has announced their 2017 spring season line up. Performances are at The Tank's midtown home (151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues) as well as at various venues throughout NYC. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the extension of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

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