Chess Broadway

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!

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New Amsterdam Theatre

(New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2020
Today's top stories: Girl From the North Country opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
On April 8th, 2020 Join Portland Theatre veterans Norman Wilson and Courtney Freed for a glittering musical exploration of love, laughter and everything in between. Featuring some of the nation's greatest composers such as the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin and more! With Darcy White on piano, T.J. Arko on drums and Bernardo Gomez on bass, this special night on the Lakewood Mainstage will knock your socks off! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.lakewood-center.org
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020
Ramin Karimloo has posted a video of himself singing 'Brother my Brother' from The Civil War musical.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
Carly Paoli will share a very special concert on her own YouTube channel.
by Stage Tube - Mar 3, 2020
Hear more from artistic director Joseph Haj on welcoming director Anne Bogart and this famed ensemble to the Guthrie below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Legendary guitarists Carlos Santana and Buddy Guy and the Jazz Foundation of America's Vice Chair and Founding Director Wendy Oxenhorn will be feted on April 14 at 'A Great Night in Harlem,' the JFA's annual fundraising event at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
The Washington Stage Guild brings its season of great writers to a close with the Washington premiere of Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with André the Giant by Gino DiIorio.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Tony-nominee Chad Kimball revealed on social media today that he is among the Broadway stars who have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to!
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center's in-house recording label, will release a present-day recording of Duke Ellington's groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown and Beige by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Captured during a live, Rose Theater performance in 2018, Black, Brown and Beige is Wynton Marsalis's first recording of the work and Blue Engine's first release dedicated entirely to Ellington. Black, Brown and Beige will be available exclusively on all digital platforms on March 6, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Following the Civic Theatre closing its doors, The Very Popular Theatre Company has postponed their run of Chess. They have now announced dates for next year.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Elaine Paige took to Twitter to share some tips on cleaning, as well as a video of herself cleaning her home. Paige even belts out a line of Evita while scrubbing a wall.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
What are some of Judy Kuhn's fondest memories from show's past? She discussed many of her career-defining roles on yesterday's matinee edition of Stars in The House- a new concert series from SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, benefitting the Actors Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Author Lynn Lawler has announce the release of her new LGBTQ novel, Enticed by Love. Released on March 11,2020, by Triplicity Publishing, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today that SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, will produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  
by Chris Struck - Mar 15, 2020
Maroulis, show went on and his CD, Until I'm Wanted, is due to come out shortly. Here's to looking forward to April and a successful release.
by Review Roundups - Jan 31, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal.
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Peter King rides to work with Kansas City head coach Andy Reid in the lead-up to Super Bowl LIV in this week's edition of Football Morning in America, available now exclusively on NBCSports.com. King also chats with Chiefs general manager Brett Veach about drafting Patrick Mahomes, and discusses the main storylines surrounding Sunday's 49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
In the Wings Promotions (ITW) is proud to announce a new concert series called THE LIVING ROOM SESSIONS, starring Noelle Hannibal and featuring Musical Direction by META nominee Ian Baird. Noelle and Ian love music. Known in Montreal for their top notch musical theatre productions, this special concert series will explore songs from a variety of genres. The upcoming LOVE EDITION will feature songs of love and heartbreak, just in time for Valentine's Day. 
by Annette Stolt - Jan 27, 2020
Summer 2020 is the premiere of the major venture Chess in Swedish at Helsingborg Arena. Loa Falkman and Gert Fylking have previously been featured as some of the show's big poster names. Now it is clear that Shirley Clamp is doing the female lead role as Florence.
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, a production of Chess is headed to Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater, starring Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks! Directed by Nick Winston, the production will run on January 27, 2020. The cast also features Luke Walsh, and Takanori Sato. Get a first look at the production in the new footage, featuring Karimloo, Barks, and the cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
On Sunday 14 June 2020 at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two more concerts of The Best of Rock Musicals for the benefit of the Starlight Children's Foundation.
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2020
When James mentions he's known his guest Charlie Hunnam for more than 20 years, he learns Charlie wasn't a man of many friends and became a very good chess player online using the alias The Mantis.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
With Seth's Big Fat Broadway Vacations, you can cruise the seven seas with Broadway favorites Colin Donnell and Patti Murin, who will join in on the fun to Key West, Mexico, and Grand Cayman (February 13 - 20, 2021). Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, onboard Celebrity Apex, and immerse yourself in all things Broadway on this seven-night journey.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) today announced SITI Company's cast and creative team for the riveting ancient tale The Bacchae, written by Euripides, translated by Aaron Poochigian and directed by celebrated SITI Company co-founder Anne Bogart. The globally renowned acting company's debut on the Guthrie's mainstage offers a rare opportunity for local theatergoers to experience this influential Greek tragedy through a contemporary lens.
by Christian Ranke - Feb 4, 2020
Scenekvelder is bringing the mega musical MAMMA MIA! back to Norwegian audiences in the spring of 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020
Today's top stories: Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals the Hamilton film will be released in October 2021, and more!
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020
Next to Normal is now playing at the Kennedy Center, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan. Get a first look at the production with a clip of the cast singing I Am The One in the video!
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 3, 2020
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn about Joni Mitchell's landmark 1971 album 'Blue.' They also discuss Laura Nyro, Neil Young, Carole King, Bob Dylan, Mary Beth Piel, Betty Buckley, and Yul Brynner. Judy talks about her love for Joni Mitchell, what the album means to her, and how it inspired her career. She also talks about her vocal training and how she has healthily maintained her exquisite voice over the years. Judy has appeared in a number of beloved shows, including 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' 'Les Misérables,' 'Chess,' 'She Loves Me,' 'Sunset Boulevard,' and 'Fun Home.' She will also appear in Classic Stage Company's upcoming Off-Broadway revival of 'Assassins.' Judy sang the title role in the 1995 Disney film 'Pocahontas,' including the Academy Award-winning song 'Colors of the Wind.'
by Peter Nason - Feb 29, 2020
Great voices and incredible sets and lighting cannot hide the weaknesses of the musical.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
A battle for the throne of England will take place on the stage at Gulfshore Playhouse this spring. Naples' premier professional regional theater will present the Tony Award-winning classic 'The Lion in Winter' March 28 to April 19.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
The NY Kwanzaa Film Festival winner for Best Feature, 'Soul Doctor' will be screened at the Walton Theater (100 Selma Avenue) in Selma, Alabama on Sunday, March 1st at 4:30pm to celebrate Black History Monthand The Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, commemorating 'Bloody Sunday,' when a group of about 525 African American demonstrators gathered at Browns Chapel to demand the right to vote.An event that led to the famous Selma Marches led by the late Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. which was a turning point in public support for the Civil Rights movement.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
A battle for the throne of England will take place on the stage at Gulfshore Playhouse this spring. Naples' premier professional regional theater will present the Tony Awarda?"winning classic a?oeThe Lion in Wintera?? March 28 to April 19.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Feb 28, 2020
Following the lacklustre reception of The Taming of the Shrew, Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women opens in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as part of the Globe's continuing 'She Wolves and Shrews' season. Where Shakespeare's play showed a woman tamed, however, Middleton explores the unbridled rage and fallout of women scorned.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
BroadwayWorld has an extended look at the recent Kennedy Center production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Rehearsals have begun for Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, on stage March 6 through 15. This 'classic whodunit' takes audiences on a fast paced thrill ride with a train full of suspects, and each one with an alibi! There are twists and turns aplenty in this intrigue-filled story, newly adapted for the stage from Agatha Christie's masterpiece by two-time Tony-nominated playwright Ken Ludwig. This unforgettable mystery takes audiences on a thrilling ride - Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
The Ritz Theatre Company is proud to present the second show of its 35th Anniversary season, The Lion in Winter, a delicious family drama teeming with schemes, scandals, squabbles, and power struggles-all on a kingly scale. Directed by Dr. Elisabeth Hostetter, the production runs from March 5th through March 22nd.
by TV Scoop - Feb 24, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of OUTMATCHED, airing on FOX on Thursday, March 5, 2020!
by Fiona Scott - Feb 22, 2020
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe recently shared the Gielgud Theatre stage as Javert and Jean Valjean respectively in Les Miserables: The Staged Concert. They now return to the stage, in their third UK tour as a double act and launched their 10-date tour in Glasgow this evening.
by BWW Special - Feb 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Be More Chill in London, Hamilton in LA and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2020
Chuck Berry's 60th birthday concert and the drama surrounding it were captured in Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, but until now, Berry's life has never before been covered on screen. With CHUCK BERRY, Award-winning filmmaker Jon Brewer (BB King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark), lends new insight to the man known as the bedrock of Rock n Roll. Several rock & roll legends reflect on what Berry meant to them, with exclusive access to Mrs. Berry and the Berry family.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts today announced that legendary R&B superstars THE FOUR TOPS will be performing in concert in early April.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Newly appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to Philly in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
According to Variety, actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa has died at age 15.
by Christian Ranke - Feb 14, 2020
Just like in the game of Chess it is a big move to give this musical another try due to its uneven track record on stage. In this brand new production of CHESS many of the chess pieces finally falls into place, A lot of it due to of a simplified plot which is character driven and where the music is in the center of attention.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Chad Kimball was recently a guest on CBC's q Podcast, hosted by Tom Power. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Parents and children of all ages are invited to tune in to 'Spring Sunday' on Rockefeller Center's social media channels where they can enjoy free music, live performances, and entertaining activities including puppet shows, art workshops, chess lessons, and more on Sunday April 5th.