Chess

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!

Schedule

John Houseman Theatre Studio

(New York, NY)
450 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th)
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the complete cast and creative team for the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prizea?" 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 7, 2020
Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the cast for the next offering of their season of REVELATION READINGS, the OBIE Award-winning series: Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, adapted by Jesse Berger, directed by José Zayas, featuring Juliana Canfield, Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli, Zachary Fine, Sam Lilja, Matthew Rauch, Julia McDermott, Diana Oh, Luis Quintero, Laila Robins, Derek Smith, and John Douglas Thompson. This one-night-only event will take place on Monday January 27th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
CBS today announced the 20 performers participating in the 2020 SHOWCASE, which will begin its run of six shows on Jan. 14 at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Raven Theatre will continue its 2019-20 season with a revival of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A DOLL'S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. Directed by Lauren Shouse, the new work features translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adaptation by Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. A DOLL'S HOUSE will play February 6 - March 22, 2020 on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
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 - Jan 22, 2020
Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) concludes its 2019-20 season of new plays with Deal Me Out by MJ Halberstadt. The comic drama runs from February 13 to March 1 and is directed by Shana Gozansky.
by Alyssa Biederman - Jan 21, 2020
At times, concert productions can be dull. People holding binders at microphones can only do so much to illuminate a story. 11th Hour Theatre Company's Chess in concert bypasses these pitfalls by producing what turned out to be a showcase of Philadelphia's newest vocal talent -- talent that leaves the audience in awe. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020
Today's top stories: Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, and more join the cast of Flying Over Sunset, and more!
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The Kwanzaa Film Festival presents a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day program, themed 'A Kwanzaa Response to a Hanukkah Tragedy' with a program that focuses on African American-Jewish Relations. The feature presentation is this year's 'Best Film' winner Soul Doctor - the Broadway movie-musical about the life of the 'rock star' rabbi Shlomo Carlbach and his history shaping relationship with music icon Nina Simone. The film will be shown on Monday, January 20th at 4pm at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem (2309 Frederick Douglas Blvd.) as part of their Gala Awards evening.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2020
Ramin Karimloo, Samantha Barks, Luke Walsh, and Takanori Sato will lead a production of Chess at Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater this month! Directed by Nick Winston, the production will run on January 27, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
The Hult Center announced today that the Eugene Symphony Will Perform HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in Concert Friday, January 31 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature the Eugene Symphony performing live, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the entire film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the Eugene Symphony perform John Williams' unforgettable score live. Tickets go on sale November 15 at 10 am via HultCenter.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
The Bushwick Starr presents the world premiere of The Conversationalists, created by the popular downtown musician-storyteller duo James & Jerome (Piano Tales at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, Ink at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and developed with and directed by Annie Tippe (Octet at Signature Theatre, Ghost Quartet at The Bushwick Starr, etc.).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
The cast has been announced for the latest musical theatre production by local theatre company DarlingtonOS.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts is excited to announce its 2020-21 Theatre + Dance academic season. An exact schedule of performances will be released in August 2020.
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 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 - Dec 30, 2019
Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre has announced a second extension of its hit revival of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE, now playing through Saturday, January 25, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that a memorial for late Broadway actress and singer Ann Crumb will take place this Sunday, December 29 at the Media Theatre.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by TV Scoop - Dec 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS, airing on ABC on Sunday, January 12, 2020!
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 23, 2019
The crooner and staple of the cabaret community returns with one of his favorites - his Christmas show, and there's not an empty seat in the hose.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
The Bushwick Starr will present the world premiere of The Conversationalists, created by the popular downtown musician-storyteller duo James & Jerome (Piano Tales at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, Ink at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and developed with and directed by Annie Tippe (Octet at Signature Theatre, Ghost Quartet at The Bushwick Starr, etc.).
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Martin Ganeider - Dec 19, 2019
Mondays are made for Musicals. There might be no better way to start the week than with a lovely concert on a cold December night. Imagine a bunch of talented Artists, gathered together for a very intimate concert, like the ones at Feinstein's/54 Below. The only difference is, you can't buy any tickets, you had to put your name into a hat and if you are lucky enough you got an invitation for this unique and free event.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the winners of BSO's 2020 Young Artist Concerto Competition. Yvette Kraft (violin) is the 2020 Winner of the Senior Division and Daniel Stein (cello) is the 2020 Winner of the Junior Division. Both winners will join the BSO for their spring concert on May 30 & 31 to perform the works that garnered their winning placement in the 2020 competition. Yvette will perform Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (1st movement), and Daniel will perform Edouard Lalo's Cello Concerto in D minor (1st movement).
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!