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Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

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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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BWW Morning Brief March 9th, 2017 - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Begins on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, helmed by Estelle Parsons, starts Off-Broadway, and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG begins previews tonight on Broadway! (more...)

BWW Interview: ADAM PASCAL Reflects on Tim Rice's Legacy Ahead of Sunday's YAA Concert
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 9, 2017

This Sunday, Adam Pascal will join the Young Artists of America (YAA) in paying tribute to the Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award Winning lyricist in The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert. (more...)

Live ABC Telecast to Open Verizon IndyCar Series Season at St. Petersburg
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ABC will open the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a live telecast of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) on Sunday, March 12. (more...)

Judy Kuhn Brings Judy Kuhn: RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to NJPAC 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Judy Kuhn. Judie Kuhn presents Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, a new show celebrating a century of American Song from one remarkable family: Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers and her son, Adam Guettel.   (more...)

M.B. West Pens 'The Modern Vampire: Torose'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

M.B. West, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Modern Vampire: Torose': a gripping and potent tale of intrigue, mystery, super natural and manipulation with several unexpected twists in a unique science fiction plot. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for San Diego Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of First Date. This musical comedy includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, with a book by Austin Winsberg. First Date marks the opening of SDMT's 2017 Off Broadway Series and features direction by J. Scott Lapp, music direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Allison Spratt Pearce. Performances run from March 31 - May 7, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Coleen Sexton on CHESS at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 6, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company will present the concert version of Chess (with scripts-in-hand and an onstage orchestra), running for three performances only, March 10 to March 11, 2017. Florence, the woman at the center of a dangerous love triangle, will be played by Coleen Sexton, who had her Broadway debut at 19 when she played Lucy in JEKYLL & HYDE (DVD cast). Sexton was excited to share with BroadwayWorld her thoughts about the production. (more...)

Last Chance to Catch THE ARNOLD! - 5K, Strongman Finals, CrossFit, Yoga, Jump Rope, Pole Fitness and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

He's not leaving yet!  If you haven't made it to The Arnold Sports Festival, then today is your last chance.  There are still plenty of events happening, so head down and catch all the action! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/4/2017
by - Mar 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/4/2017. (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY to Open Raven Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Raven Theatre Company, which will turn 35 years old in March of 2018, announced today that its upcoming 2017-18 season will give Chicago audiences their first looks at plays by three of America's most acclaimed young playwrights. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, March 26, 2017
by - Mar 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, March 26, 2017! (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces 2017 Christmas Show ALICE IN WINTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following the huge success of last year's festive hit The Wind in the Willows, Rose Theatre Kingston's most successful Christmas production to date, the theatre today announces its 2017 Christmas show Alice in Winterland. The play, based on Lewis Carroll's much loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville, following his acclaimed productions of The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer, and featuring a professional cast alongside a group of Rose Youth Theatre actors. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Natasha J Barnes and Darius Campbell, to Play The Marlowe This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, in May. (more...)

Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Pilobolus Dance Troupes Return to Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts for Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts (www.usdan.org), the pre-eminent arts summer day camp on the East Coast-- continues its quest to offer unique and high profile educational partners for students enrolled at the Camp. (more...)

Ernestine Jackson and Allison Brewster Franzetti Round Out 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the starry 70, Girls, 70 concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Abingdon Theatre Company's CHESS MATCH NO. 5
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 20, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of Chess MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. Created by Siti Company, Chess MATCH NO. 5 began previews March 9, and opened officially last night, March 19, in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Kick Off with LISA LISA at Joe's Pub; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), presented by Creative Ammo Inc., is a renowned multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held annually during the spring at venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC. (more...)

VIDEO: Director Anne Bogart Chats CHESS MATCH NO. 5 World Premiere at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

In the video below, director Anne Bogart discusses the world premiere of Chess MATCH NO. 5, a new play based on texts from the many public conversations with American composer, writer, artist and philosopher John Cage, beginning previews March 9 at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street, 1st Street)! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Josh Groban, Andrew Rannells & More Gender Swap at Broadway Backwards!
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Broadway Backwards on March, 13, 2017, where men sing songs intended for women and vice versa without changing pronouns, shattered fundraising records, bringing in an impressive $522,870 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (more...)

SON OF A PREACHER MAN comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 17, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017, with dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, 17-21 October. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 17th, 2017 - St. Patrick's Day and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 17, 2017

Happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: It's an Off-Broadway extravaganza this weekend with two openings and three shows starting previews! (more...)

Anne Bogart and More Set for CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Talkbacks at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Tony Speciale, offers talkbacks following performances of SITI Company's world premiere Chess MATCH NO. 5 on March 21 and 22 at 7:00PM with co-stars Will Bond (Bob) and Ellen Lauren (Room); and on March 30 at 7:00PM and March 31 at 8:00PM with director Anne Bogart at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Bravo to Premiere Season 2 of BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN, 5/2
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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

Actors Co-Op production of 33 VARIATIONS Extends Through 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce that the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE!, Stage Raw TOP TEN, Ovation Recommended), smash-hit, 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) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 26at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban & More Spread the Love at BROADWAY BACKWARDS- $522,870 Raised for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn't matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 14, 2017

Nina Simone once said "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." But what do you do when a piece of art from 20 years ago, based on a piece of art from 40 years ago, about events which took place 100 years ago, reflects the times of today? The newest production of RAGTIME opens this week at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and is directed by Peter Flynn. (more...)

Boulevard Presents Two Million Years Of History And Humanity With The British Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Since its inception, the British Museum has been open to all ¬ďstudious and curious persons.¬Ē Boulevard's latest experience, Two Million Years of History and Humanity, takes this mission to a whole new level by broadening further the already-wide reach of the Museum and its collection, making a self-directed, interactive approach to discovering history possible for anyone in the world. (more...)

Ben Cameron and Natalie Joy Johnson to Host Songs in the Key of Equality's WE RISE TOGETHER Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.   (more...)

New Musical SON OF A PREACHER MAN to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at European Premiere of YANK! at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The long-awaited European Premiere of war-time love story Yank! is now open and running preview performances in Manchester ahead of its official opening on Wednesday evening, already standing ovations have taken place at each of the five preview performances. The musical will run until Saturday 8 April at Hope Mill Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Welcome to Their Rock- Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 12, 2017

Come From Away, the new musical based on the stories of those left stranded on airplanes during 9/11, opens tonight at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows. (more...)

BWW Review: Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 12, 2017

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT was nothing less than a case study in ambition. (more...)

BWW Review: CHESS at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Triumph
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 11, 2017

For regular theatergoers, it isn't often that a performance will stand out over the years as one not to be forgotten. Pioneer Theatre Company's triumphant concert version of Chess (running for three performances only) is one of these. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Cage's Words Come to Life in CHESS MATCH NO. 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of Chess MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. Created by SITI Company, Chess MATCH NO. 5 began previews March 9, with an official press opening March 19, in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me 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 to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

La Chiusa & Fitzhugh's LOS OTROS Sets Special Events for Spring Run at Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

As previously announced, Everyman Theatre presents the Baltimore/DC Premiere of Los Otros, a timely new reworking of the musical from Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa (music) and Ellen Fitzhugh (book and lyrics). Los Otros is currently in rehearsal and runs from March 22 through April 23, 2017. (more...)

Theatrefront Announces Cast Change in THE ORANGE DOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Due to a family emergency Jeremy Proulx has regretfully withdrawn from the production of THE ORANGE DOT. Shawn Doyle will be filling the role of Joe. (more...)

Rifco Launch Associates Scheme And Announce New Patrons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Today Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar launches this year's Rifco Associates Scheme, a scheme set up to support career progression for British Asian and South Asian artists and creatives. (more...)

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents the 17th Annual THE BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

BAAD! - The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance forges forward with the 17th annual BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL, celebrating the empowerment of women through art, culture and performance.¬†¬† The festival includes evenings of dance, comedy, poetry, music and performance, and this year's title adds the word ¬ďnasty¬Ē which was used recently to devalue a women's power and brazenness. The festival takes place at BAAD!, 2474 Westchester Avenue in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx. Ticket prices vary from free to $20.¬† Participants can take advantage of the Five for $5 special (you and four ¬ďgirlfriends¬Ē make a group of five and pay only $5 each with a prior reservation.)¬† BAAD! offers discounts to BAADGE cardholders, BCA cardholders and NALAC members, and free admission to residents of 10474 and 10461 zip codes. Ticket offers cannot be combined. Visit¬†www.BAADBronx.org¬†for more details. (more...)

New Service Helps Investors Find the Best Startup Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

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York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

Cast Assemble To Officially Launch The European Premiere Of War-Time Gay Love Story
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????The full cast of Yank! assembled yesterday at Hope Mill Theatre to give a special show taster for the official press launch of Yank! this morning. (more...)

PHOTO & SUPPLY by Eat Drink Tell Your Friends Comes to The Tank's Flint & Tinder Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Rania Jumaily, co-artistic directors) is thrilled to host the world premiere of PHOTO & SUPPLY, created by Eat Drink Tell Your Friends and directed by Andy Manjuck (Wakka Wakka's Made in China at 59E59 Theaters). (more...)

Deidre Goodwin, Kevin Duda and More to Host Audition Master Classes at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, continues its Studio Series with four Monday night classes on Audition prep for Actors Singers and Dancers. (more...)

PianoFight presents the World-Premiere of Stuart Bousel's TWINS, a Darkly Comic Docudrama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

PianoFight productions presents the world premiere of Stuart Bousel's TWINS, a darkly comic docudrama sourced from Greek mythology but more relevant than ever in a world where violence often targets youth. TWINS opens May 4th and plays Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm through June 10th, at PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street in San Francisco. Tickets are   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New York Premiere of FISH MEN, Opening Tonight at INTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

INTAR's 2016-'17 Season continues with the New York premiere of FISH MEN by Candido Tirado, opening tonight, February 21st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

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