Opened: May 10, 1998
Closing: May 17, 1998

Chess - 1998 - New York History , Info & More

John Houseman Theatre Studio
450 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th) New York, NY

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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Erika Henningsen, Kyle Selig & More to be Featured in Theatre Aspen 2023 Holiday Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 27, 2023

Theatre Aspen will present the return of their celebrated cabaret series for its third year. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

MOMENTS, A MUNY DOCUSERIES Examines the 106-Year History of The Muny in St. Louis
by James Lindhorst - Nov 4, 2023

“Moments, A Muny Docuseries” is the brainchild of Colby Dezelick, The Muny’s Digital Communications Manager. He told Broadway World that this documentary series will focus on the century long history of The Muny. He shared that episode will examine specific moments in the timeline of The Muny and the blind courage it took to create an outdoor performance space that has now become a legendary theater. In fact, the first episode is titled “Blind Courage.” As part of the production process Dezelick hand selected St. Louis Actor Rich Pisarkiewicz to serve as the narrator for the series. 

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Darren Day, Hannah-Jane Fox & More Complete the Cast of CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2023

Discover the latest additions to the cast of THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, including Darren Day and Hannah-Jane Fox. Find out when and where this highly anticipated production will be held, and secure your tickets to experience this sensational musical firsthand. Don't miss out - book your seats now!

Adam Pascal, Aimie Atkinson, and More Join the Cast of DEATH NOTE THE MUSICAL In Concert
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2023

Final casting has been revealed for the European premiere of the multi award-winning manga stage musical Death Note THE MUSICAL in Concert. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Video: Go Inside Rehearsal for DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST at The Muny
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 11, 2023

Check out a sneak peek video of the first day of rehearsal for Disney's Beauty & the Beast at The Muny, starring Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, and more!

The Muny's DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Announces Full Cast, Design, and Production Teams
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 11, 2023

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast, June 22 -30.

Ivo Van Hove's Production of A LITTLE LIFE Will Be Screened in Cinemas Across the UK and Europe
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2023

 Ivo van Hove's English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life, comes to cinemas across the UK and selected European countries on 28 September 2023.

Adam Pascal Will Direct RENT in Long Island This Summer
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2023

Adam Pascal will direct a production of Rent coming to Long island's From Stage to Screen this summer. Auditions will be held this month.  Performances will run July 28-30.

Santino Fontana & Judy Kuhn to Star in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE at Classic Stage Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2023

Classic Stage Company has announced complete programming for their 2023-2024 Season. See what shows are in the lineup, who is starring, how to purchase tickets, and more!

by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 19, 2023

On Friday 17 March, the Olivier Awards 2023 with Mastercard hosted their Nominees’ Celebration, in partnership with Cunard at The Londoner hotel, the world's first super boutique hotel in the heart of London's theatre district. Notable nominees such as Rose Ayling-Ellis, Beverley Knight, Rob Madge, Rafe Spall and Giles Terera were in attendance, among many of the other nominated theatre makers. Check out the photos here!

Ivo Van Hove's English Language World Première of A LITTLE LIFE Extends at The Savoy Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2023

Due to record-breaking demand at Richmond Theatre and the Harold Pinter Theatre, Wessex Grove, Gavin Kalin Productions and Playful Productions today announce that Ivo van Hove's English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life, will now play a further five weeks only at the Savoy Theatre from 4 July.

Album Review: THREE ALBUMS BY EMILY SKINNER Lead A Pack Of Unreleased Music Wading Out Into The Streams.
by Bobby Patrick - Jan 31, 2023

Thanks to Concord Theatricals Recordings, these albums are among more than 20 older recordings that have been given new releases on every streaming, digital, and downloadable platform.

James Norton, Omari Douglas, Luke Thompson, and Zach Wyatt Will Lead Ivo van Hove's English Language Premiere of A LITTLE LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

Ivo van Hove will stage the English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life in the West End. Van Hove directs James Norton (Jude), Luke Thompson (Willem), Omari Douglas (JB), Zach Wyatt (Malcolm), Elliot Cowan (Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb), Zubin Varla (Harold), Nathalie Armin (Ana), and Emilio Doorgasingh (Andy).

Vonda Shepard to Release 9th Album 'Red Light, Green Light'
by Michael Major - Jul 6, 2022

Additionally, the first single and video from this work “Shine Your Light” is due out on July 29. Vonda spent the last couple of years writing and recording “Red Light, Green Light,” a stunning blend of songs produced by her husband Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac).

A KISS FOR CINDERELLA & More Announced for National Youth Music Theatre's Summer Season of Musicals
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.

BWW Report: Walt Disney Family Museum Hosts Virtual Fireside Chat with Sir Tim Rice
by Sarah Marcus Hansen - Dec 8, 2021

On December 5th, 2021, The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrated Walt’s birthday with a virtual fundraiser honoring Sir Tim Rice. Proceeds from the event support The Walt Disney Family Museum’s educational programming, including its newest initiative, the At-Promise Youth Animation Academy. The Academy is an intensive animation-focused jobs-training program, with an emphasis on students experiencing economic and social displacement. 

These are `Happy Days' Indeed for Trevor Nunn
by Matt Wolf - Jun 21, 2021

The 60th anniversary production of Beckett's masterwork Happy Days, newly opened at west London's Riverside Studios, is indistinguishable from the keen eye of its director, Trevor Nunn, who across more than six decades has contributed many of the most significant (not to mention quite a few of the best) productions in my experience. We look back at a seismic career and select five productions for the ages.

Celebrate Mother's Day With All Of Your Mom-Centric Favorites On HBO Max
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 6, 2021

From classic movies like, “The Wizard of Oz,” “Dirty Dancing, “Crazy Rich Asians,” “27 Dresses” and “The Notebook” to Max Originals such as “Love Life,” “Selena + Chef, and “The Great Pottery Throwdown,” to beloved HBO series like “Big Little Lies” and “Sex and the City,” there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

92Y Presents John Lithgow, Retta and More in Upcoming Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020

92Y has announced its upcoming schedule of online programming featuring Retta, John Lithgow, Paula Scher and more.

Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Dan Levy, John Leguizamo, Mark Ruffalo and More Join 92Y Online Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020

Find out when and where to watch upcoming online events from the 92Y in New York City.

The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Welcomes Adam Pascal
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2020

This week The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales welcomes Rent star, Adam Pascal.

by Robert Diamond - Aug 18, 2020


VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for CRITICAL THINKING, Starring John Leguizamo and Rachel Bay Jones
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 5, 2020

Vertical Entertainment has released the trailer for the new film Critical Thinking, starring John Leguizamo and Rachel Bay Jones.

John Leguizamo's CRITICAL THINKING, Co-Starring Rachel Bay Jones, Will Be Released This September
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 28, 2020

Vertical Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to actor and producer John Leguizamoa??s Critical Thinking, which he stars in alongside Rachel Bay Jones (Ben is Back, Dear Evan Hansen) and Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, 12 Years A Slave).



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