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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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Tam Mutu Joins Daniel Koek's West End Story at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Tam Mutu joins Daniel Koek's West End Story at Feinstein's/54 Below! Broadway: Doctor Zhivago  UK Theatre: City of Angels (Donmar), Les Miserables (West End), Love Never Dies (West End), Orange Peel (Royal Court), Royal Hunt of the Sun and Love's Labour's Lost (National Theatre), East (Leicester Haymarket), Romeo and Juliet and King Lear (RSC), As You Like It (Regent's Park), Dr. Faustus (Headlong Theatre). Toronto: Anatoly in Chess. TV: 'Waking the Dead,' 'Footballer's Wives.' @tammutu.  (more...)

Pre-Order Jessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Today; Birdland Concert Set for August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records will launch a special new label imprint, Ghostlight Deluxe with the latest release from celebrated actress and singer JESSICA MOLASKEY, Portraits of Joni, which is available for pre-order starting today, Friday, July 7. Customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the single "Help Me." The album will be released in physical and digital formats on Friday, July 28.   (more...)

Casting Announced for KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Kiki is back! Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out festive run at Southwark Playhouse, Kiki's Delivery Service returns to The Large for a limited summer season. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The full cast is announced for heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Joining Diana Vickers, Debra Stephenson and Ian Reddington in the 2017 tour are Michael Howe, Michelle Long, Kate Hardisty, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Lewis Kidd, Liam Vincent-Kilbride, Jon Bonner, Rachel McAllister, Ellie-Jane Goddard, Gary Mitchinson and Jess Barker. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, 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...)

Barn Stage Company to Present the West Coast Regional Premiere of Road Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. (more...)

Jessica Molaskey's New Album PORTRAITS OF JONI Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Ghostlight Records has launched a special new label imprint, Ghostlight Deluxe with the latest release from celebrated actress and singer Jessica Molaskey, Portraits of Joni. The album is available in physical and digital formats today, Friday, July 28. (more...)

THE CHESS PLAYER Reimagines Classic Tale at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A battle rages inside prisoner's mind as he struggles against insanity while held in solitary confinement in a Nazi jail. After stealing a book of Chess matches, he divides his conscious self into two feuding Chess masters. (more...)

Lucas Coleman, David Landis to Lead The Barn Stage Company's JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre Tomorrrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done.  (more...)

Springfield's Toni Huegel Wins Vocalist 2017 Contest at Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

???????After three weeks of singing Broadway classics, contemporary show tunes, and pop favorites, 'The Vocalist 2017' contestants were narrowed down to the Top Five and a winner was announced: Toni Huegel, 15, of Springfield. She won $1500, and plenty of enthusiastic applause throughout the competition for her smooth vocals. Her final song was 'Someone Else's Story' from the musical 'Chess'. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre Friday, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done.  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Nerdf*cker
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2017

BWW speaks to Cameryn Moore about bringing Nerdf*cker to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

LA/LA Announces Free Public Launch Party 9/14 in Grand Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST: LA/LA) announced a free, daylong party for the public in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park on Thursday, September 14, 2017, to celebrate the arrival of PST: LA/LA. The party runs from noon to 10pm and features music, food, drink, activities, giveaways, and a chance to plan an itinerary for Southern California's largest arts experience. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Stage 2 to Present WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of PARADE, Chess  and IN THE HEIGHTS; this summer White Plains Performing Arts Center STAGE 2 will present the ground-breaking musical masterpiece, WEST SIDE STORY, running July 28-30 and August 4-6. (more...)

Veracity Industrial Networks Delivers New SDN-based Network Infrastructure to the U. S. Department of Energy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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BWW Review: Shakespeare in High Park Thrills with KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT
by Taylor Long - Jul 20, 2017

Some shows are born great, some shows achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them. Presented by Canadian Stage, Shakespeare's KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT are in the hands of a phenomenal group of artists - who thrust greatness on them six nights a week. (more...)

BROADWAY DREAMS to Return to Charlotte with a Terrific Broadway Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Broadway Dreams has partnered with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Central Piedmont Community College on the return of their annual Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 5, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. Lead by an all-star roster of Broadway's brightest stars and industry professionals, Charlotte's rising stars will participate in a week-long intensive focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance. The week will culminate in two public performances of a unique Broadwaystyle cabaret, allowing students to perform alongside their Broadway idols. (more...)

Park Slope Tragedy: Free MACBETH Comes to Brooklyn for Five Nights,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

???????Now celebrating its 5th year presenting free Shakespeare in the streets of Park Slope, South Brooklyn Shakespeare (SBS) has announced its 2017 production: Five FREE performances of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Park Slope, with opening night serving as the main event of Park Slope Fifth Avenue's Summer Stroll #2 performed on Fifth Avenue at 18th Street (7/29), plus four performances staged outside The Old Stone House (8/2, 3, 4 & 5). (more...)

CHESS, A NEW BRAIN, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Highlight The Gallery Players' Season 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

 Gallery Players launches into their second half-century as they announce an exciting 51st Season of Fun and Games. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Daniel Koek's WEST END STORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Daniel Koek's West End Story is set for tomorrow, July 19th, at Feinstein's/54 Below. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Koek and company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Interview: For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be.
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 17, 2017

When arts in education institutions produce musicals, they tend to stick with titles that everyone is likely to recognize. For the past 25 years DC's very own Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts has produced musicals that fall into this category ¬Ė for example, Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar with their Musical Theatre Institute for Teens, as well as other lesser known shows like Side Show ¬Ė but what other teen program has embarked on the journey of premiering a new show? None that I know of, which is why I keep on singing The Theatre Lab's praises. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- A Thousand Doorways
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Diane Edgecomb about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show A Thousand Doorways. (more...)

Richard E. Waits is DREAMGIRLS' Dream Guy at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On Saturday, July 22 at 8:00pm and Sunday, July 23 at 2:00pm, Florida's preeminent Miramar Cultural Center (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL) will present DREAMGIRLS the award-drenched musical triumph that became the most successful Broadway export on record. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Steen Raskapoulous
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 11, 2017

BWW speaks to Steen Raskapoulous about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Coolest Kid In Competitive Chess. (more...)

Cal Shakes presents West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the West Coast premiere of black odyssey, a thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore. black odyssey marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand at Berkeley Rep), and is only the second production ever of the play, which is being re-set in Oakland for Cal Shakes. Directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, fresh from directing Berkeley Rep's smash hit An Octoroon, the production will also feature vocal compositions by Linda Tillery and Molly Holm. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Perform at Freddy's Bar Doggy Fashion Show After-Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Longtime dog lover/owner and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris (Fun Home, Assassins) will perform with his band at the After-Party for Freddy's Bar 4th Annual Doggy Fashion Show on July 15. The musical festivities begin in the street at 7pm, following the parade of costumed canines competing for prizes and a good cause.  (more...)

Chamber Project St. Louis Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Through seven concert sets, FAITH, BLUEPRINT, VOYAGER, ORIGINS, OPPOSITION, ECO, and CHOICE, Chamber Project St. Louis (CPSTL) will celebrate St. Louis and its place in the world in their 2017-18 season beginning on September 8, 2017. (more...)

MAD WOMEN IN MY ATTIC! Makes U.S. Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mad Women in my Attic! The haunting, comedic cabaret show, Mad Women in my Attic! comes to the United Solo Festival on Saturday, October 7th at 4:0 pm. The production played to critical acclaim at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.  (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Announces Cast of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PRiMA Theatre is offering a fresh imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, known to theatre audiences as a musical masterpiece. "Our take on EVITA will offer a new look at a historic story that carries universal themes." (more...)

Reimagined EVITA Flies into PRiMA Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PRiMA Theatre is offering a fresh imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, known to theatre audiences as a musical masterpiece. "Our take on EVITA will offer a new look at a historic story that carries universal themes." says the show's director, Mitch Nugent. "It's a story about obsessively striving for a better life for yourself, obsession with the ladder of success, and then coming to the tragic realization that all that truly lasts are your legacy and love. I'm also excited to explore the relationship between the press and those in political power."  (more...)

Swindon Dance to Launch New Performance Season with THE HICCUP PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

MAY-WE-GO-AROUND is a collision of fiercely energetic  dance and comedic theatre.  Honest, provocative and laugh out loud funny, Christina and Chess jangle through the merry go round of romance, taking audiences along for the bitter sweet ride. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents Developmental Reading Of OMG...BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

HIPSTER SWEATSHOP Takes Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Alice Lee (Gap Year; Heathers: The Musical) and Zach Villa (Honeyglue; NCIS: LA; rock band Rebel and a Basketcase, For The Record, Dear John Hughes & Baz) are set to star in hyper-styled new musical, HIPSTER SWEATSHOP. Lee and Villa play twenty-somethings from opposite sides of the track who meet and fall in love in 'Downtown LA's hottest jewelry boutique.' (more...)

Route1 Announces Q2 2017 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

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Full Cast Announced for Hal Prince Directed EVITA in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The full cast for the Harold Prince-directed production of EVITA in South Africa has been announced. Presented by Pieter Toerien and David Ian, this revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical will see the original West End and Broadway production presented on stage at The Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera House later this year. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

Janiva Magness Comes to Daryl's House 8/12 Behind Billboard Charting Blue Again
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Following her strut down the red carpet at the Grammy Awards and her newest release "Blue Again," soul-blues star Janiva Magness will be debuting her new material live on her Blue Again Tour. Magness will demonstrate how her robust and soulful voice can seamlessly shift from swampy blues to funky soul as she performs songs from her 2017 Grammy nominated album and 12th release Love Wins Again as well as her entire repertoire on Saturday August 12 in Pawling, NY at Daryl's House at 8 PM. (more...)

Fashion's Emerging Designers and Global Chess Stars Unveil the World's First Chess Uniform in Saint Louis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. Join The Barn Stage Company for this delightfully imaginative production, perfect for the whole family! (more...)

CHESS Brings Russian Collusion to Cleveland Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

With Russia at the center of a huge political conversation, and a scheduled Broadway revival of the show set for next year, this concert version of Chess is more relevant than ever!  (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMLET Brings Murder, Marriage, and Madness to The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 15, 2017

The Old Globe brings a smart, imaginative, and powerful version of HAMLET to their San Diego stage that you don't want to miss. www.theoldglobe.org (more...)

MARION BRIDGE Set for West Coast Premiere at Son of Semele Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

SJB Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of 'Marion Bridge' by award-winning Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor. The guest production runs September 8 through September 24 for a limited Los Angeles engagement at Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

The House of Staunton Debuted New Commemorative Chess Set at Sinquefield Cup Chess Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)


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BWW Review: EQUUS at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Aug 13, 2017

This is required attendance for anyone interested in experiences of marrying a well-written script with a superb staging. If for no other reason, go to the theater to experience the marvel of Antonio DeJesus. (more...)

Lawrence Opera Theater Announces Season 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Season 2017 programs This summer 's fully-staged opera production is W. A. Mozart's well-known Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), a story of love and dedication overcoming trials and separation. The music will be sung in German, but director Grant Preisser has created new English dialogue to fit in with his avant-garde concept of the opera. Preisser's career has started to take off, and he has spent the last two summers working at Music Academy of the West, where he was Assistant Director for two productions in 2017. He has also done scenic and costume design for Opera Orlando. (more...)

Joon Moon Announce U.S. Tour Dates For This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Franco-American band Joon Moon is releasing their album Moonshine Corner on Le Plan Recordings September 29. Around that time starting on September 28, the Paris-based trio will come to the U.S. for a round of select tour dates (more...)

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