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Chess - 1998 - New York Tickets, News, Info & More

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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by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022
Bill Castellino directs and choreographs. Cast members include Almeria Campbell, Victoria Casillo, Daniela Delahuerta, Matthew Liu, Jesse Manocherian, Sarah Nandola, Pearl Rhein, Noah Ruebeck, Hansel Tan, and Miles Whittaker. Twenty-five performances will be staged from April 23 – May 22, 2022, at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre, 338 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 11201.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022
Three star-led musical concerts, accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, will be presented at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in August 2022. Find out when they're taking place and how to get tickets.
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2022
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022
The seven-play season marks the organization’s 32nd, with a varied roster featuring stories from a wide range of playwrights and perspectives. The distinctive, LIVE theatre experience for Everyman patrons offers more access through both in-person and digital opportunities. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
Chad Austin and JV Mercanti have launched a new collaborative company The 29 Hour Venture with the aim to provide an artistic space for writers to hear their work -- at whatever stage of the process  – produced with the utmost professionalism.
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022
Uptown Players presents its 19th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '22. This year's production is written and directed by B.J. Cleveland, choreographed by Andrew Coopman with music direction by Kevin Gunter and Kelley Poche Rodriguez and musical arrangements by Adam C. Wright. Broadway Our Way will run June 9 - 12, at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. This year's event includes the return of two special guests, Emerson Collins and Black McIver
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for its production of the empowering story of love and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. Due to demand, Steel Magnolias has been extended and now runs June 10 – August 7, 2022, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (BT McNicholl, Producing Artistic Director) announces that single tickets will go on sale today, Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11am PT for La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s previously announced 2022-2023 “Season of Shows” which include Sally Struthers starring as “Frau Blücher” in Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, A FEW GOOD MEN, GREASE, THE KING AND I, and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.  Additionally, tickets are now on sale for all La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts newly-added “Special Events”-- including the triumphant hometown debut of country superstar GARY ALLAN,  the musically intoxicating DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS, plus the previously announced  THE POINTER SISTERS, “Dancing with the Stars” pros and finalists from “American Idol”  in DANCE TO THE MOVIES (featuring a special guest appearance by Academy Award nominee Lesley Ann Warren), the legendary FOUR TOPS, and the extraordinary AMY GRANT!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022
Another of the UK’s best-loved actors, Rula Lenska, (ITV’s Rock Follies, Coronation Street, Channel 4’s Celebrity Big Brother) is the latest cast member to be confirmed for the upcoming tour of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
Treason is the explosive new musical about the gunpowder plot featuring stunning music by Ricky Allan, and book and lyrics by Ricky Allan and Kieran Lynn. Since announcing the live stage debut of the musical on 22 August at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, it sold out within 2 weeks of going on sale, a record for an original new musical!
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
A packed line-up of 34 hit West End shows has been unveiled so far ahead of this year's West End LIVE, a free and unticketed celebration of London's world-leading theatre scene which comes to Trafalgar Square on the weekend of 25 and 26 June. More acts are due to be announced in the next few weeks, as London gears up for the biggest ever West End LIVE.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.
by Jared Fessler - May 23, 2022
The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus is Returning to Ted Mann Concert Hall for the first time since 2019, acclaimed stage actress, Britney Coleman, currently performing in the revival of Sondheim's Company starring Patti LuPone, takes a break from her Broadway run to join TCGMC for our pride concert! This concert will feature repertoire from the vast songbooks of some of the most celebrated musicals of all time, woven together for a presentation you aren't going to want to miss!
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Meet the complete cast for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, as rehearsals began in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Playwright Oren Safdie will get a New York premiere of his newest play, Urban Stages presents MainLine Theatre’s (Amy Blackmore, Artistic Director) production of  GRATITUDE. Directed by Maria Mileaf, performances will begin on June 5 in advance of its opening night on Thursday, June 8, and will run through June 30, 2022.
by Jared Fessler - May 17, 2022
Recovering Child Co-Star from Full House, The Little Rascals, Hey Arnold, Recess, Ragtime the Musical and more! Recently seen on BRAVO's The People's Couch and the series finale of Fuller House! He is also a vocal coach and podcaster!
by Team BWW - May 16, 2022
Just last month, Matcham Books released Troy David Johnston's Going Dark- a new book featuring a series of photographs that document the closure of theatres across the West End and Greater London during the 2020/21 Covid-19 pandemic.
by Peter Nason - May 15, 2022
No matter how much you know about the Titanic disaster, the musical grounds the story, humanizes it, and you leave the theatre an emotional wreck.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022
David Venn Enterprises (The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical) is thrilled to add Perth and Canberra seasons to the national tour of Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical, kicking off in Melbourne from 25 May. 
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022
Battery Dance celebrates the 41st Anniversary of its free summer festival from August 13-20, 2022, in partnership with Battery Park City Authority.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022
Otherworld Theatre Company, the premier science fiction and fantasy production company in North America, today announced its 10th season in 2022-23, including original works, classic stories, immersive live-action role playing weekends, special events, and the continuation of fan favorites.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson's epic musical 'From Here To Eternity' is to get its first London revival in a newly revised production at Charing Cross Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
The Pleasance’s final on-sale cements their venues as the place to be this August – with incredible theatre, returning renowned comedians alongside debut comics, family work, music, family shows and more podcasts, this programme will ensure you’re busy from morning to night! 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2022
The stars of four seasons of BRAVO's hit social series 'The People's Couch,' EMERSON COLLINS and BLAKE McIVER EWING are performing together for the first time and launching a national tour of their new live duo musical cabaret nonsense show I DREAMED A DREAMGIRL.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
Oren Safdie (Unseamly at Urban Stages) will get a New York premiere of his newest play, when Urban Stages presents MainLine Theatre’s (Amy Blackmore, Artistic Director) production of  GRATITUDE.
by Team BWW - Jun 25, 2022
Summer is here at last and there is no better time to have fun in the sun with a new read! You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind.
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 23, 2022
If you haven’t made your 4th of July plans yet, we have suggestions that are sure to bring you and your group fun and festivities of the holiday.  Celebrate with food and fireworks in NYC.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022
LML MUSIC has announced the release of the new album from Broadway vocalist Elizabeth Ward Land – Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt – on CD and digital and streaming formats on Friday, July 15.
by Herbert Paine - Jun 22, 2022
What did our critic think? Whether poking fun at human foibles or reflecting on critical social issues, Theatre Artists Studio’s NEW SUMMER SHORTS offers an entertaining potpourri of perspectives. Runs through June 26th at The Studio in Scottsdale, AZ.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022
Disney Theatrical Productions announced that Frozen is extending until March 2023 due to public demand. Find out who's joining the cast and how to purchase tickets!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Former Pretty Woman: The Musical castmates, Samantha Barks and Alex Stoll, have announced that they are married! Learn about both here. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
The Royal Opera House today announces the 2022 programme for its annual Engender Festival. With 10 events, performances and workshops across the week, the festival brings together pioneering creatives and writers in both the opera world and the UK's wider creative industries.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater proudly presents Marry Me a Little, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by Craig Lucas & Norman René. Performances are July 1-22 at 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays on the Julie Harris Stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022
This summer, National Youth Music Theatre will present two major musicals, ‘Chess’ at the Curve, Leicester and ‘Ragtime’ together with the world premiere’ of  ‘A Kiss for Cinderella’ at The MCT at Alleyn’s, Dulwich, and for one night only, NYMT in Concert at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022
Celebrate those Super Troupers along with folks like Cher, Blondie, and Fleetwood Mac in our Musical MainStage ABBA & FRIENDS Concert - June 13-15, 2022. Sunset Playhouse, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI - / 262-782-4430.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022
The Museum of Modern Art will present Wolfgang Tillmans: To  look without fear, the artist's first museum survey in New York, from September 12, 2022,  through January 1, 2023, in the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Special  Exhibitions.
by Annette Stolt - Jun 19, 2022
The newly written music to the musical Pippi at Circus has now been released at Spotify
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
David Venn Enterprises has announced that the Sydney season of Cruel Intentions: the ‘90s Musical has been extended by popular demand, while new seats have just been released in Melbourne and Brisbane. 
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jun 12, 2022
Akram Khan's Giselle leaves one speechless, breathless and gasping for air. The piece transcends the rigidity of any genre or style and elevates the story of heartache and consequences to a spiritual level. It's a testament to the possibilities of the human mind, body and spirit. Talking about it could never do it the justice it merits. It must be witnessed and allowed to wash over you, sink beneath the surface, and enter your soul. Giselle is the art that wakes up the dead parts inside of you and kindles them back to life again.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
After selling out its previously announced performance in just 7 days, the hotly anticipated Chess the Musical in Concert will add an additional date to its chequerboard, on Tuesday 2 August, alongside the announcement of the further casting of Joel Harper-Jackson as Freddie (Cock, Kinky Boots), Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie and Clyde, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) as Svetlana and Ako Mitchell (Caroline Or Change, The Colour Purple) as The Arbiter.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022
British X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take the stage this holiday season for the London Palladium pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
by Michael Major - Apr 27, 2022
‘More Than Words’ is a danceable and dynamic rock song featuring vocals in both English and their native tongue which focus on the need for unity and togetherness to succeed. The single is the main theme song for Radiation House: the Movie, which will be released (in Japan only) this weekend. listen to the new single now!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022
David Venn Enterprises has announced the all Australian line up of triple-threat talent for the national tour of Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical which kicks off from 25 May.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022
Pacific Symphony announces its highly-anticipated 2022-23 Pops Season led by Principal Pops Conductor Laureate Richard Kaufman and underwritten by the Sharon and Tom Malloy Family.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022
Tim Rice revealed in a tweet that he is set to fly to New York for discussions about Aida, and the Broadway revival of Chess.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
With performances beginning April 23rd, Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre and Nightclub Cantata LLC, by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, will present  Elizabeth Swados’ 1977 breakout sensation Nightclub Cantata, a provocative, eclectic and heralded theatrical creation rarely seen since its inception decades ago. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Pioneer Theatre Company will present the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run from May 13 through May 28, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre will conclude the eighth season of its “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange, book and lyrics by Stew, music by Heidi Rodewald and Stew, direction by Donterrio, music directed by Justin Akira Kono and choreography by Terri K Woodall, May 18 and 19.
by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022
The artwork & track-listing for the new album Break and Cross the Walls II has been released. It is the companion work to Break and Cross the Walls I, released last November, whose cover showed five wolves playing chess; the dominant shades – black and white – representing the conflicts occurring all over the world at this time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak will present the final show of BrightSide Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Season – BrightSide is Back! The twice postponed production closes out the season with the music of ABBA in the musical that has entertained over 60 million people around the globe -  Mamma Mia!