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Chess - 2018 - Washington, DC (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

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This complex rock opera has been seen around the world. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion, and the assistant who is torn between them. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score. Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; lyrics by Tim Rice.

Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) with a new book by Emmy® and Golden Globe Award®–winning writer Danny Strong (Empire, The Butler, Game Change), Chess stars Raúl Esparza (Company, the Kennedy Center’s Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along) as American chess champion Freddie; Ramin Karimloo (Anastasia) as rival Russian chess star Anatoly Sergievsky; Tony Award® winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) as Anatoly’s wife, Svetlana; and Tony Award® winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story, In the Heights) as Florence, a remarkable Hungarian refugee who becomes the center of their emotional triangle. Joining them are Bradley Dean (Dear Evan Hansen) as Ivan Molokov, Sean Allan Krill (Honeymoon in Vegas) as Walter Anderson, and Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) as the Arbiter.


Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]

About the Theatre
(Washington, DC)
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

Chess Washington, DC (Regional) Cast


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.
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 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
Complete casting has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,  as rehearsals begin today 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 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 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 Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022
The Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the not-for-profit organization known as MOSSO, have engaged a management team to assist them in producing live classical music concerts for Greater Springfield and Western Massachusetts.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022
Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to the POPS in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You, April 1–3 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.
by Ricky Pope - Mar 8, 2022
Tyce Green is an artist of great vocal dexterity who is delightful to listen to. An alumnus of American Idol and a cast member of the tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, his voice soars to the rafters.  He has a personality that is charming, touching, irreverent, and vulnerable by turns. He is a deft mimic and is possessed of a quick wit that is for the most part self-deprecating.  He is smart, politically astute, and in spite of claiming to be socially awkward has the ability to dominate a room with his presence. His 54 Below show, TYCE GREEN: DOING THE MOST has been crafted to showcase his humor, his pyrotechnic singing, and his dual love of musical theatre fandom and true old-school rocker tunes. His show was stuffed full of an embarrassment of riches that display his many versatile talents.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 6, 2022
As Russia wages war on Ukraine, George Stephanopoulos Productions (GSP) presents an in-depth examination of the two men at the center of this battle, President Vladimir Putin and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos reports on how both men rose to power, the stark differences in their leadership and what led to this moment in history. Through the extraordinary reporting from the ABC News teams on the ground, wide-ranging interviews and the extensive ABC News archives, this special brings viewers beyond the headlines and provides a deeper understanding of the biggest crisis on European soil since World War II. “Two Men At War” begins streaming Sunday, March 6, only on Hulu.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
BroadwayHD announced today that they will be bringing Little Women to their platform for its exclusive worldwide debut on April 21.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their April line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022
Award winning West End and Broadway star John Owen-Jones is to perform three very special shows this autumn. The LES MISERABLES and The Phantom Of The Opera star will take to the stage at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End along with shows in Lancashire and Leeds.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022
 Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre and Nightclub Cantata LLC, by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, have announced the cast of Elizabeth Swados’ 1977 breakout sensation Nightclub Cantata, a provocative, eclectic and heralded theatrical creation rarely seen since its inception decades ago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022
David Venn Enterprises (The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical) has announced national tour dates for the Australian professional premiere of Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical, with tickets on sale now for Melbourne and Sydney, and new seasons announced in Brisbane and Adelaide.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022
In a grand finale to its banner 17th season, TheatreZone, a professional Naples Equity theatre specializing in Broadway musicals, will present The Bridges of Madison County starring Broadway veterans Kristin Carbone in the role of Francesca Johnson and Larry Alexander as National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid, (April 21-May 1, 2022).
by Olivia Murray - Mar 19, 2022
Ideas of patriotism, terrorism, and betrayal are commonly spread throughout this thriller to make the audience think of who is on the justified side of the interrogation.
by Michael Major - Mar 16, 2022
Lapell took to her notebook and the resulting song, “Land Of Plenty,” presents a look at the hopes and hardships of immigrating to a new world as the opening track from her upcoming album, Stolen Time. Its themes are both timeless and timely in its recurring, praryerful refrains, envoking the spirits of Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022
 Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre and Nightclub Cantata LLC, by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, will presen the 45th anniversary production of Elizabeth Swados’ 1977 breakout sensation Nightclub Cantata, a provocative, eclectic and heralded theatrical creation rarely seen since its inception decades ago. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK has a book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe, based on the novel by John Updike and the Warner Brothers motion picture. Maria Friedman will direct with musical staging by Stephen Mear. Olivier Award-winning actor Giles Terera will star as Darryl Van Horne.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 15, 2022
Marisa Matthews and Ashley Moniz produced their first edition of their monthly cabaret Broadway at The Bourbon Room last month with their second edition Songs of Sondheim playing March 28, 2022, at (of course) The Bourbon Room. Got a chance to throw out a few questions to B@BB’s musical director extraordinaire, the very busy Benet Braun.
by Review Roundups - Mar 15, 2022
Read reviews for C O C K at the Ambassadors Theatre - Mike Bartlett's Olivier award winning play about love and identity.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 15, 2022
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Microsoft Theater will launch their new five-year partnership of presenting a Cirque du Soleil touring production within L.A. LIVE annually with their high-energy, high-acrobatic spectacular OVO opening March 16, 2022. I had the opportunity to field a few queries to Cirque du Soleil’s president of the touring shows division Mike Newquist.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022
As Opera North looks forward to opening a restaurant and bar between New Briggate and the Howard Assembly Room's new atrium this summer, the Leeds venue has announced a batch of events stretching into June, bringing bands and artists from around the world, film screenings, workshops, recitals and more to its wood-vaulted space.
by Michael Major - Mar 14, 2022
The track is cut from the band’s debut collection of songs, the eponymously-titled: ‘The Clockworks’ EP, which will be released on 1 April, via It’s Creation Baby. Loosely inspired by the Samuel Beckett play of the same name, “Endgame” is as literary as it is biting literal; it’s a song that grapples with the paranoia of losing your edge.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 3, 2022
Some of Australia’s most-loved performers including Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore, Rob Mills, and Asabi Goodman are joining Shane Jacobson, as Edna Turnblad, to star in the upcoming premiere of the Tony Award winning Broadway production of Hairspray, set to open at the Regent Theatre in August.
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 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 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
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 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 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!  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel have announced their annual gala which will honor Council Member Carlina Rivera and celebrate the music of Laura Nyro.
by Michael Major - Apr 13, 2022
Alfie Templeman has shared his brand new single “Colour Me Blue.” The song was co-produced by Alfie and Kieran Shudall (Circa Waves). Today's single follows 'Leaving Today' and 'Broken' which is currently heading towards the Top 50 at Alternative Radio. Listen to the new single now!
by Michael Major - Apr 1, 2022
Hackney-born singer, songwriter and guitarist Mychelle has unveiled her stunning new track 'Forbidden Fruit' featuring fellow English rapper ENNY. Markedly more buoyant and rhythmic than Mychelle’s previous releases, 'Forbidden Fruit' is a bass-driven track and the latest single from her upcoming EP Someone Who Knows. Watch the new music video now!
by Michael Major - Apr 1, 2022
Today he shares the album’s “Leaving Today” which was co-produced with Tom McFarland (Jungle) and notes “‘Leaving Today’ was written about what it would be like to go on tour again after so long. Listen to the new single now! Plus, pre-order the upcoming album.