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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!

ESPN Films and FiveThirtyEight Announce Plans for Two Short Documentary Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

This fall, ESPN Films and FiveThirtyEight will partner on two new series of short films that will combine FiveThirtyEight's data-driven stories and visualizations with ESPN Films' passion-based, point-of-view filmmaking. (more...)

Michigan F.A.S.H. FEST Celebrates Fashion, Art And Sound, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

DETROIT, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Michigan F.A.S.H. FEST LLC's anticipated go-to event comes to Detroit for the 3 rd year on September 12. The two-day event kicks off with the Runway Industry Showcase/Gala from 8-11 p.m. at the Skillman Branch Detroit Public Library, 121 Gratiot and continues with the Free Fine Art Festival on September 13, noon-11 p.m., taking over Farmer Street. (more...)

Pascal and Ellis Lead THE NIGHT OF ELECTRIC VOICES, Coliseum, Mar 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

On Sunday March 1, 2015, some stellar performers from London and New York, together with the soloists of the City of London Philharmonic and the West End Chorus, will present a sensational night of musical theatre. (more...)

Broadway's Carolee Carmello Comes to The Arsenal Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The FUDGE Theatre Company in association with Matt Phillipps will present Broadway's Award-winning powerhouse, Carolee Carmello in concert -- for one night only -- Monday, September 22 at The Mosesian Theatre at The Arsenal Center For The Arts (321 Arsenal Street, at the corner of Kingsbury Avenue, Watertown, MA). (more...)

BWW Catch Up: Shots, Shots, Shots! Slow-Watching Episode 7 of OITNB
by Colleen Maus - Sep 2, 2014

And we're back! Episode seven, “Comic Sans” shows us Black Cindy's past, the result of Jimmy's escape and a horrible hook-up between two equally horrible people. Let's dive right in. (more...)

HBO to Debut Martin Scorsese Documentary THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, 9/29
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Directed by Oscar® winner Martin Scorsese and longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT profiles the provocative and influential publication The New York Review of Books (more...)

BWW Reviews: NOLI ME TANGERE OPERA Manila
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

So how do you sell a show that was conceived and first staged more than 50 years ago--an opera at that --to a younger audience who probably haven't even heard of Verdi, Puccini, or Maria Callas? The much-awaited return of the Filipino stage classic seems to be tackling just that. (more...)

ACM And IEEE Computer Society Recognize Charles E. Leiserson for Advances In Parallel Computing Systems
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Charles E. Leiserson of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will receive the 2014 ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for his influence on parallel computing systems and their adoption into mainstream use through scholarly research and development. He was also cited for his mentoring of computer science leaders and students. Leiserson introduced the notion of cache-oblivious algorithms, which can exploit the memory hierarchy near optimally despite having no tuning parameters for cache size or cache-line length. He also developed the Cilk multithreaded programming technology, and led the development of several Cilk-based parallel Chess-playing programs, winning numerous prizes in international competition. The award will be presented at SC 14 on Tuesday, 18 November in New Orleans. (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dennis Parlato, Donna Vivino and More in SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Nino, an Italian film maker with a strong resemblance to Federico Fellini, is in an artistic crisis. Every new work is, for him, an artistic crisis. So he goes to bed with a multitude of women, seeking ideas and stimulation, feeding on them both humanly and artistically. Nino is sexually impotent until he gets a good idea, and then he's hellfire. But his sexual partners, all artists in their own right, are not satisfied. Rallied by a wealthy feminist American widow, they decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. So they exact revenge by making a movie of Nino's life and fantasies, Candid Camera-Style. Thus unfolds 'Six Passionate Women' by Mario Fratti, a play inspired by the playwright's personal acquaintance with Fellini, whom he covered closely as a journalist in the late 1950s. It combines a serious disquisition on the creative mind with recurring themes of Fratti's plays: betrayal, jealousy and sexual politics. Theater for the New City will present the piece October 9 to 26, directed by Stephan Morrow. Dennis Parlato, as the film maker, heads a cast of eight that is peppered with Broadway vets. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

Broadway's Powerhouse, Carolee Carmello to Sing in Concert, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The FUDGE Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director, Joy DeMita) in association with Matt Phillipps will present Broadway's Award-winning powerhouse, Carolee Carmello in concert- for one night only - Monday September 22 at The Mosesian Theatre at The Arsenal Center For The Arts (321 Arsenal Street, at the corner of Kingsbury Avenue, Watertown, MA). (more...)

Marti Pellow Returns in BLOOD BROTHERS Nov 3-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow reprises his role of Narrator in Blood Brothers exclusively for Glasgow audiences, starring alongside Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone, November 3-15. Performances are: Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. (more...)

Brooklyn Chess Festival-Great Family Summer Fun!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The first annual Brooklyn Chess Festival takes place on Saturday, August 9th at Dr. Ronald McNair Park on Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Host 40th Anniversary Plaza Party, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Clarence Brown Theatre will host a 40th Anniversary Season Plaza Party on Saturday, August 9 from 4:00-7:00pm. A family-friendly event, the party will feature door prizes, music, games, food carts, backstage tours, a special season ticket package price, and info on the new season. The party is free and open to the public. (more...)

Houchen, Maitland, Naaman & More In MORE WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, Aug 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

BWW reports on MORE WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS, an evening of new songwriting at the Leicester Square theatre Lounge, featuring songs with lyrics by Robert Gould performed by a cast of West End & Off West End vocalists. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, August 4 2014
by Gary Naylor - Aug 5, 2014

Gary Naylor enjoys an adaptation of a classic that stretches both the running time and the whimsy , but delivers on the spectacle and the humour. Do wrap up warm though! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Devastating, Exhilarating ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Aug 4, 2014

It's unfair to call this version of the beloved classic a mere play; it's so much more than that. It's a total theatrical experience. And it's not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: August's KRITZERLAND at Sterling's Upstairs Celebrates Some Great Female Lyricists
by Shari Barrett - Aug 4, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month, Bruce Kimmel hosts the KRITZERLAND show at Sterling's at The Federal in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. The evening starts with a variety of dinner selections, full bar service, and lots of time to mingle and chat with old and new friends. Starting at 7pm, each revue has its own theme, with a variety of performers taking to the stage to entertain the enthusiastic crowd who loves show tunes. The 48th KRITZERLAND show on 8-3-14 presented a salute to some incredible female lyricists of the musical theatre (more...)

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Friday, August 8, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on Friday, August 8, 2014! (more...)

CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

VIDEO: Judges FACE OFF in Syfy Special
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

On 'Face Off: Judge Match,' past contestants return to help the judges in a Ve vs. Neville vs. Glenn showdown. Watch the preview below, as well as the morphs clip from episode six. (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Off West End Premiere Pushed to 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is being postponed to 2015. (more...)

Kathryn Rossetter to Join Adam LeFevre in MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Kathryn Rossetter, who appeared on Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman in Death Of a Salesman and is currently head of the MFA Acting Program at the New School for Drama, will join Adam LeFevre (Broadway's Footloose, Mamma Mia, Guys and Dolls) in the World Premiere of MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, an absurdist comedy by Sari Caine. Inspired by Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the play was a PlayPenn 2013 semi-finalist and short-listed for both the 24/7 (UK) and the Ronald Duncan Award (UK). It is produced by Slightly Altered States Theater Company and directed by Sherri Eden Barber. Previews begin September 12 at The Flea Theater with opening slated for Monday, September 22. (more...)

Fortify Software and WhiteHat Veteran Application Security Experts Join Contrast Security
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Contrast Security, a pioneer in application security solutions, today announced the addition of John M. Jack, former CEO of Fortify Software (now HP) and Brian Chess, founder and CTO of Fortify and currently SVP of infrastructure and security at a publicly traded company, as company advisors. The company has also brought on Mark Hodgson, a veteran of WhiteHat Security, as vice president of marketing. (more...)

SecondStory Rep to Open Season 16 with CHESS, 8/29-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SecondStory Rep presents Chess, running August 29-September 14, 2014, featuring music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, based on an idea by Tim Rice. (more...)

Test Your Wits with BoxPop, the Addictive New Puzzle Game from FreshPlanet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

BoxPop, the addictive, new puzzle game is now available, from the makers of SongPop. (more...)

Enoch Chang Releases SECRET INTELLIGENCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

JD McPherson Comes to the Fox Theatre, 11/12; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present JD McPherson at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. (more...)

Wordlines, an Innovative Word Building Game for iPhone and iPad, is Already in the AppStore
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Fed up with boring word searches and Scrabble? Meet Wordlines, a fresh mix of classic Lines board arcade and word games. Wordlines invites players to build the words themselves by moving letters across the game field. It is as simple as everything of genius. Just align letters scattered on the board to make a new word and clear it from the game field. Sounds easy, but it can be tricky, with various mission tasks that challenge players to create longer words or combos or to respect tight move time limits. Be strategic; think several moves ahead. It's like Chess, only with letters on the board! (more...)

2014 Sinquefield Cup to Become Strongest Chess Tournament in History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of Chess, bringing six of the world's top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Avis-Marie Barnes, James Beaman & More Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF announces partial casting for the seven productions in its 2014-2015 Signature Series. Following an extensive nationwide search, Artistic Director Jim Helsinger has handpicked a talented group of Broadway veterans and local favorites to bring the Theater's 26th Season to life. (more...)

Molly Marie Walsh to Star Opposite Russell Grant in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE in London This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Molly Marie Walsh is to play the title role of Millie Dillmount alongside Russell Grant as the mysterious and sinister Mrs Meers in the Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Long Island Music Students Receive Opportunity To Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Five Long Island musicians have received the opportunity to both study and perform at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, as part a program that was developed by the Usdan Center. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Aaron Sidwell & Louise English Join Cast of BLOCKBUSTER - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Aaron Sidwell and Louise English are joining Suzanne Shaw and Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, which features the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970s and 1980s. (more...)

Syfy to Premiere New Original Special FACE OFF: JUDGE MATCH, 9/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

On Tuesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Syfy debuts Face Off: Judge Match, an all-new original special showcasing the incredible talents of Face Off's Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page (more...)

Canstruction 2014 Begins August 23 in DC With 'Play With Your Food'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - Canstruction is back in the District! The nationwide event which is presented in DC by the Washington Architectural Foundation challenges teams of architecture, engineering, and other design professionals to 'play with their food' and construct themed sculptures using stacked canned goods. The cans are then donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hunter Foster Talks About AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Bucks County Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - Aug 11, 2014

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', the musical revue that celebrates the music of Fats Waller, is the next show that will open at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Hunter Foster is directing this production, and he is no stranger to directing shows at Bucks County Playhouse (BCP). In the 2013 season at BCP, Foster directed THE SUMMER OF '42 and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. In addition, Foster, is known for roles such as Bobby Strong in URINETOWN, Benny Perkins in HANDS ON A HARDBODY, as well as many others took the time to speak with me about directing AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' and the importance of live theatre. (more...)

HBO to Debut Scorsese's THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, 9/29
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, directed by Oscar® winner Martin Scorsese and longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, will debut MONDAY, SEPT. 29 (more...)

Usdan Partners with BAM on New Poetic Drama MY FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Creative writing students ages 12 to 16 from Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the acclaimed summer arts day camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Jane Monheit and Broadway playwright Michele Lowe, joined for the second season with students of the same age from the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Summer Youth Program in a unique two-week joint workshop from July 21 to August 1. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere Play LUIGI Offers Slow-Paced Episodic Character Study
by Shari Barrett - Aug 1, 2014

When the patriarch of an Italian family is in his last days, his relatives gather in Tuscany to celebrate life, love, and to rediscover the bonds that hold them together. Among the crowd is Luigi's young American niece, Anna, who soon discovers that her uncle is the key to a world of freethinking and a familial relationship that she has always longed to have. Woven with poetry and memories, the reunion unveils the intergenerational connection of family. (more...)

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