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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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(mostly)musicals Will Take You on a ROAD TRIP This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

After a 3-month absence, (mostly)musicals makes a long-awaited return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, August 15 with ROAD TRIP, the company's 18th entry in a series of themed cabarets. 'August is the perfect time for a getaway, and there are so many great songs about travel!' explains producer amy francis schott. (more...)

Sue Kelvin Takes BETTE MIDLER AND ME On Tour Around The UK
by Edward Baker - Jul 28, 2016

'When I'm on stage - it's a party!' quipped Bette Midler. So join in the fun, and catch West End star and leading lady Sue Kelvin's roller-coaster ride through the Divine Bette Midler's fabulous career. The show explores how Bette inspired Sue to don seven-inch platform shoes, and become a musical diva herself! Sue has starred in many West End hits including Wicked, LES MISERABLES, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o Stars in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Below, get a first look at the brand new spot for QUEEN OF KATWE. Directed by Mira Nair, the film starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10. (more...)

Media Alert: Kaspersky Lab Research Team to Participate in Reddit AMA on July 27, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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NewSchool of Architecture & Design Hosts San Diego Gam3rCon 2016 Through Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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15-year-old Chess Prodigy Crowned 2016 U.S. Junior Closed Champion in Saint Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

Harbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Harbourfront Centre is excited to present the inaugural Shield To Shore Festival, showcasing the cultural riches of the St. Lawrence River corridor, from Ontario to Atlantic Canada, July 22-24. (more...)

Barbara Cook, 54 SINGS HAIR and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Next week, 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 details! (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn Joins Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Judy Kuhn is currently starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical 'Fun Home,' for which she was nominated for Tony and Drama League Award Nominations and won the Lucille Lortel Award. On July 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm she joins the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN GOTHIC on CBS - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN GOTHIC, airing on CBS on Wednesday, July 27, 2016! (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Chris Durang & Dawne to Reunite for One Night Only at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

For one night only, award winning playwright Christopher Durang will reunite with singing group Dawne at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Allison Guinn, Emma Stratton, Brad Foster Reinking and More Join BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has added Allison Guinn (On The Town), Emma Stratton (Bullets Over Broadway), Jeff Nominee Nathan Gardner (Death for Five Voices), Brad Foster Reinking (Shrek), and Christopher Lee Viljoen (54 Sings Chess) to their cast of BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES on August 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Opens 2016-2017 Season with CHESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Custom Made Theatre Company opens its 18th season in San Francisco with Chess, the legendary rock opera from Tim Rice ("Evita","Jesus Christ Superstar") and Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, members of the celebrated pop group, ABBA. Set towards the end of the cold war, Chess uses politics and sport as metaphor for a love triangle between an enfant-terrible American superstar (loosely modeled on Bobby Fisher), his Hungarian-born lover/second, and a Soviet player looking to start a new life.   (more...)

Abu Dhabi Sports Festival Features Badminton, Spinning, Boxing and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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Westfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS Movie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Westfield Corporation announced today that Broadway, film, and television producer Scott Sanders, who recently received the Tony Award for his Best Musical Revival of The Color Purple, has been appointed as Westfield's first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. His company, Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, will be wholly acquired by Westfield. (more...)

Royal Family to Present Live 'Concept' Concert of Musical Revue SERVING TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Located in the heart of Times Square, Royal Family Productions is presenting a one-night-only, "live concept album" concert performance of Serving Time, a new musical revue capturing the frantic, eclectic and eccentric world of restaurant life conceived by Michele Foor, who also wrote the lyrics, along with composers David Gaines, William TN Hall, Timothy Huang, Ryan Langer and Frank Spitznagel. (more...)

Elaine Paige to Stop at the Marlowe as Part of National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Singer Elaine Paige comes to Canterbury in October as part of her national tour. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, September 23, 2016
by - Aug 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, September 23, 2016! (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Lee Fields & The Expressions to Release SPECIAL NIGHT Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

It's hard to find another active singer today that has the background Lee Fields does: a first release in 1969, records on thirteen different labels, and close to 47 years of music making, touring and recording. Backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, Lee Fields will release Special Night on November 4 via Big Crown Records. (more...)

Vitech Announces Conference Agenda for V3 Connect
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Play the Plaza Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Julie Johnson stars as America's favorite country music sweetheart in Dean Regan's musical tribute, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline." (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Shay Mitchell Teams Up with New Messaging App, Chaatz
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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ESPN The Magazine's 2016 NFL Preview On Newsstands Friday
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On newsstands Friday: ESPN The Magazine's 2016 NFL Preview, Part 1: Revenge of the Defense. In the issue: Can Josh Norman Save the Redskins? Josh Norman will tell you¬óand not many will argue¬óthat he is the best cornerback on earth. (more...)

Chess World Champion Hou Yifan Joins Tradimo and Learns to Trade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Thursday, August 25, 2016
by - Aug 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on ROSEWOOD, airing on FOX on Thursday, August 25, 2016! (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK Album to be Released on August 16th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's 'Irving Berlin Songbook' album--part of an ongoing 'Irving Berlin Project' which Deffaa has been developing at the 13th Street Theater in New York City--will be released August 16th.  The album--with two-dozen members of New York's theatrical community singing 29 rare Berlin songs--includes many songs that have never before  been recorded.  Deffaa--one of the world's foremost authorities on Berlin's music and the author of five different shows about him--went through every song in the Berlin archive, some 1500 in all, in preparation for the project. (more...)

Check Out Photos & New TV Spots for Disney's Upcoming QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Disney has released photos of Phiona Mutesi and her coach Robert Katende with the mirror images of the actors who play them on screen, Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo in the new movie QUEEN OF KATWE (more...)

AltspaceVR's Redesigned User Experience is Focused on Friends and Family
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Maria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli to Star in THE GULF World Premiere This Fall at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulfcontinues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. (more...)

Michael McCorry Rose, Louis Pardo and Rena Strober to Star in The Barn Stage Company's CHESS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Chess in Concert takes the Old Town Temecula stage for four nights only! (more...)

Wendi Peters to Star in WONDERLAND at The Bristol Hippodrome Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. (more...)

Wendi Peters, Dave Willetts and Kerry Ellis to Head Down the Rabbit Hole in WONDERLAND UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

UK Tour of WONDERLAND Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Cast Complete for BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Lights! Camera! Sing! Broadway's best and brightest stars are coming together to sing the songs from the Silver Screen that made them want to get into show business! From Snow White to Frozen, 007 to 8 Mile, Singin' in the Rain to South Park, sit back and let some of today's greatest talents take you from the sound stage to our stage! (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Directs NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 15, 2016

Thomas James O'Leary's recent directing credits include Flim Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Nine, Dusty de los Santos, The Debut of Georgia, A Horse with a View, and currently Sunday in the Park with George. Thomas is best known for his three-year run (over 1,000 performances) in the title role of Broadway's longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Other acting credits include Miss Saigon (Broadway original cast), Les Miserables (First National original cast), Chess (First National), You Never Can Tell (Yale Rep), Last Sunday in June (Century Center), Travels with My Aunt (Colony Theatre), and Take Me Out (LA Weekly Award, Celebration Theatre).   (more...)

IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK Album is Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Lost, forgotten, and  unknown Irving Berlin songs are the focus of  Chip Deffaa's new album, 'The Irving Berlin Songbook,'  being released today.   (more...)

BWW Review: Incredible APT ENDGAME Proposes 'We are Obliged to Each Other'
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 15, 2016

In a stellar setting at the Touchstone Theatre in Spring Green, a superb American Players Theatre (APT) cast plays out Samuel Beckett's Endgame. An uncomfortable production to watch on stage, Director Aaron Posner breathes humor and touching life into Beckett's classic one act tragicomedy, a treatise on the end of personal and possibly global life. The desolate, tiny room, which was noted by Beckett himself in the original stage directions to be completely empty, was designed void of any beauty except for a lone terrarium filled with sand and a few artifacts from the lost, viable earth along with loose pages and stacks of books, where Beckett's characters barely survive. (more...)

Mama Bares Debut First Concert at East West Players, August 25 through September 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, opens its 51st Anniversary Season Radiant with the world premiere of The Mama Bares in Concert: Once Upon a Play Date, developed by and featuring Broadway performers Joan Almedilla, Ai Goeku Cheung, Deedee Magno Hall, and Jennifer Paz, directed by Giovanni Ortega with musical direction by Marc Macalintal. (more...)

Banks & Steelz Release LP's Title Track 'Anything But Words'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Banks & Steelz -a musical collaboration between Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and Interpol's Paul Banks - have released the title track from their forthcoming album, 'Anything But Words.' (more...)

BWW Review: BIOGRAPHY: A GAME Presents A Fascinating Premise
by Barry Lenny - Aug 12, 2016

Biography: A Game is the latest production at that very busy venue, the Bakehouse Theatre. (more...)

CBS Offers 'Refresher Course' on Season Finales Prior to Fall Debuts
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Need a refresher on what happened in last season's finales? The following has all the information you need, plus a glimpse of what the future holds this coming season on CBS. (more...)

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