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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 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.



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Immersive Dining Experience PASSION NATION Will Play Limited Engagement Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

LVSTER, LLC announces Passion Nation, an immersive dining experience in New York City. Beginning Thursday, November 15 for a strictly limited 5-week engagement at Lightbox (248 West 37th Street), this first of its kind "5-dimension" 4-course storied dining experience harnesses a combination of live actors, breathtaking light projection technology and sound design, and uniquely integrated food and drink, to tell an inspiring tale of American optimism and accomplishment. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 28
by Audition Roundup - Oct 28, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 28, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 28
by Audition Roundup - Oct 28, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 28, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Film & Television Legend Robert Wagner Honored at Gold Coast Arts Center/FIlm Festival Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 27, 2018

The stars shone over the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck, Long Island recently as film and television star Robert Wagner came to receive the second annual Burton Moss Hollywood Golden Era Award in recognition of his long, illustrious career that began in 1950 with his film debut in The Happy Years. The occasion also helped raise funds for the nonprofit Arts center and its Gold Coast International Film Festival, which starts on Friday, November 2, 2018 on the storied Gold Coast of Nassau County's North Shore, once home to entertainment legends including W. C. Fields, Paulette Goddard, Oscar Hammerstein, Alan King, Francis Ford Coppola, George Segal, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' semi-staged concert production of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, helmed by director Mark Brokaw (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) is now on stage. (more...)

Casting & National Tour Announced For The Curve & Rose Theatre Kingston Production Of Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston are proud to announce their purrfect cast and tour for their brand new co-production of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Megan Hilty, Josh Radnor, and More in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' semi-staged concert production of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, helmed by director Mark Brokaw (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella). Check out the photos below! (more...)

Merry Mystery A CHRISTMAS CACTUS Opens November 16 At Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The last production of Little Fish Theatre's 2018 season is A Christmas Cactus, written by novelist and Washington, D.C. journalist Eliot Byerrum and directed by LFT newcomer Gloria Iseli. Opening November 16, this mystery mashes Dickens and Doyle in a charming Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph. (more...)

CHESS Comes to Russia For the First Time Ever
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Russian premiere of the legendary musical Chess, telling the story of a battle for world Chess championship, set against the backdrop of the cold war between two superpowers - USSR and USA, is set to open in Novosibirsk May 2019 with a gala opening in Moscow in October 2019. This is a co-production between Moscow Broadway theatre company and Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (NOVAT). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 24, 2018
by - Oct 24, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CHESS To Premiere in Russia Next May!
by Daria Vorobyeva - Oct 24, 2018

Moscow Broadway has announced the opening of the first Russian production of the legendary musical Chess, created by Tim Rice, Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. The musical will premiere on a stage of Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre in May 2019 and will move to Moscow to be daily run in MDM Theatre in September. This is going to be the first time when a Russian state academic opera theatre will make a co-production with a Russian commercial theatre company. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/24: FUNNY GIRL Revival Details, Glimpse at MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 24, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Rosie O'Donnell reveals more details on the potential Funny Girl revival, get a glimpse at Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, and more! (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Karaoke Comes to Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Theatre Royal, Glasgow is to host The Bodyguard-themed karaoke during the hit musical's four-week run at the venue this Christmas. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA at Koninklijk Theater Carré: Just a little touch of star quality!
by Chantal Kunst - Oct 23, 2018

Evita is a vocal masterpiece, not for the faint of heart. The vocal score is, as most of Andrew Lloyd Webber's work, as challenging as it is beautiful. Dazzling high and low notes, melodious songs, ranging in style and tempo. A classical piece in the musical theatre repertoire. (more...)

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone In Concert Announced At Casper Events Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

The Casper Events Center announced today that members of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on May 7, 2019 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature members of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra 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 members of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score live. Tickets go on sale October 26 at 10am via SinclairTix.com and 800-442-2256. (more...)

James Dinsmore Joins The West End Team Of WARDROBE In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

True and inspiring story of Trooper Patrick Fowler, cut off from his regiment and hiding in wardrobe behind enemy lines, to be brought to life in concert development of the brand new musical. Wardrobe. Sunday 4thNovember 2018 at the Sands Film Studio (more...)

BWW Review: FRĂ…N BROADWAY TILL DUVEMĂ…LA at Skandiascenen Cirkus
by Annette Stolt - Oct 18, 2018

When Viktoria Tocca moved back to Sweden some years ago she decided that she wanted to set up a musical concert. She rented the concert hall, Berwaldhallen, home for the Swedish Radio symphony orchestra and asked some friends and colleagues to join. It was the start of the tour around Sweden, which is now in the sixth season. Every season, she asked a few musical artists to join in, and even if Sweden is a small country there is quite a few good musical artists to choose between. This season, Viktoria has a new 'baby', the Bridges of Madison County ' which she both produce and plays the female lead role Franseca in. When it comes to the concert tour 'From Broadway to Duvemala', she only do some guest appearance, as tonight in Stockholm, Her baby has grown big and manages herself. (more...)

Wekiva River Players Present Student Showcase Ft. Adam Pascal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

nt a Student Showcase Performance on November 10 at 8pm in the Lake Mary High School Auditorium, featuring special performances by Broadway star Adam Pascal, who originated the role of Roger in RENT on Broadway and in the 2005 film. The showcase will follow a master class workshop to be conducted by Pascal from 2-5pm at the same location. (more...)

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Returns to HBO
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV's most-honored sports journalism series, with a record 18 Sports Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Sports Journalism, returns for more enterprising features and reporting when the show's 259th edition debuts TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

BWW Review: Media's SWEENEY TODD: Shave and a Haircut 2 Slits!
by Pati Buehler - Oct 17, 2018

Media thrills audiences with Sondheim's 'cutting edge' thriller! (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

The Old Globe will expand San Diego's celebration of the holidays with a world premiere American musical about family, faith, and the magic of Christmas. The Globe is delighted to announce the complete cast and creative team for Looking for Christmas, the new Clint Black Christmas musical, inspired by the country music legend's 1995 chart-topping holiday album. With music and lyrics by Clint Black, book by James D. Sasser with Black, based on an idea by Sasser and Black, music supervision and music direction by Matt Hinkley, and directed by Kent Nicholson, Looking for Christmas will run November 11 - December 16, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $39.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run November 11-19. Opening night is Tuesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Proto-type Theater Brings A Machine They're Secretly Building To Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Proto-type Theater are bringing their innovative and critically acclaimed play A Machine They're Secretly Building to Sheffield University's Drama Studio on 7 November. (more...)

Animus Theatre Company Revives SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Animus continues its fourth full theatrical season with the New York Revival of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness. (more...)

Alexandra Burke And Duncan James Extend Their Runs In CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Due to popular demand, Alexandra Burke and Duncan James will extend their runs in CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre. Alexandra Burke will play Roxie Hart until 10 November 2018 and Duncan James will play Billy Flynn until 17 November 2018. Laura Tyrer will play Velma Kelly until 20 October followed by Josefina Gabrielle who returns to the role of Velma Kelly from 22 October - 5 January 2019. (more...)

Video: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Believer'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS opens its 2018-2019 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL (more...)

Judy Kuhn and More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces principal company for its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Andy Nyman (Tevye) is Judy Kuhn as Golde, with Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel). (more...)

Animus Theatre Company Presents SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Founding Artistic Director), an ensemble of young, dynamic artists exploring the resilience of the human spirit through new and under-represented works, continues their fourth full season with Frank McGuinness' gripping drama about ideologies held hostage, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, directed by the acclaimed theatre professional, Alan Langdon. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Just in time for the Halloween season, Pioneer Theatre Company presents the diabolical musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Hugh Wheeler based on an adaption by Christopher Bond. (more...)

THE BEST OF... ROCK MUSICALS Comes to The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

On Sunday 12 May 2019 at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two concerts of The Best ofÂ… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. It will be the 20th Anniversary production from the same team who for the last 19 years have presented The Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall and elsewhere. (more...)

Irina Dvorovenko Joins Cast of SHADOWS: A DANCE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

This gothic and ghostly love story whispers of forbidden love Â… in this world and the next. And leading that "next" world is former principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, Irina Dvorovenko as the mysterious 'Woman in Red.' (more...)

Animus Revives SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME By Frank McGuinness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Founding Artistic Director), an ensemble of young, dynamic artists exploring the resilience of the human spirit through new and under-represented works, continues their fourth full season with Frank McGuinness' gripping drama about ideologies held hostage, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, directed by the acclaimed theatre professional, Alan Langdon. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Kyle Dean Massey, and More Will Perform at Paper Mill's Broadway Beats Hunger
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Broadway's best will come together for the holidays to support the second annual Broadway Beats Hunger performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on December 10th at 7PM.All proceeds raised will go directly to Summit Medical Group Foundation and Community FoodBank of New Jersey's joint initiative, Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes,which is committed to reducing the impact of New Jersey's deadly diabetes epidemic. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Erika Henningsen, Alysha Umphress and More to Sing for BROADWAY BEATS HUNGER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

 Broadway's best will come together for the holidays to support the second annual Broadway Beats Hunger performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on December 10 that 7PM. All proceeds raised will go directly to Summit Medical Group Foundation and Community Food Bank of New Jersey's joint initiative, Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes,which is committed to reducing the impact of New Jersey's deadly diabetes epidemic. (more...)

Scott Ahearn, Donna English, and More Lead Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Alexandra Burke Will Lead THE BODYGUARD At Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD at the EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE from TUE 9 - SAT 20 JULY 2019. (more...)

Howlin' Wolf's Debut LP 'Moanin' In The Moonlight' Reissued On Vinyl Ahead Of 60th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Chester Arthur Burnett, better known to blues fans as Howlin' Wolf, remains one of the essential exponents of the electric blues. With a raw, booming voice and explosive guitar and harmonica styles to match, the Mississippi-bred Wolf made music that was unmatched in its primal ferocity. In the process, he helped to put Chess Records on the map as America's preeminent blues label. (more...)

Chad Austin To Direct SKYSCRAPER Revival In May 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Regeneration Theatre announces a fully staged revival of the infamous 1960s musical SKYSCRAPER will play Urbanstages' Theatre at 30th Street in May 2019, directed and choreographed by Chad Austin, the newly announced Artistic Director of Abingdon Theatre. This will be the 2nd show in Regeneration Theatre's 2018-19 season, following on from the currently running production of SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS by Tennessee Williams at 13th Street Repertory Theatre until Nov 11, 2018. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/6: Broadway Stars Urge You to Vote, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 6, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Broadway stars urge you to get out and vote, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: RUMAH RAHASIA PEREMPUAN's Satisfyingly Intense Observation of A Family
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Nov 6, 2018

Moments of sudden emotional shift into bleak awkwardness are everywhere to be found in the script of RUMAH RAHASIA PEREMPUAN, the 8th production of TEATER PANDORA, which took place on November 1st-3rd. The script (adapted from Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTRY) is stark, severe, and highly emotional. It is a story that cast a cynical light on the very concept of a family and the responsibilities that come with being part of one. (This review contains spoilers.) (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center To Present Benefit Concert Of LUNA PARK: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

This December, Astoria Performing Arts Center will bring the magic of Coney Island to Queens. For two performances only, Luna Park: A New Musical will bring audiences back to 1903 Brooklyn when the lights of the world's most iconic amusement park went on for the very first time. (more...)

Benoit Marechal, Micha Richardson, and More Join Cast of THE BODYGUARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The full cast for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD opening at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Monday 3 December has been announced. (more...)

United Solo Offers Master Classes With Anne Bogart, Professors Of UCLA, Juilliard, and Allan Corduner From MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

United Solo will host a Master Class with Anne Bogart, internationally acclaimed director, author, and Head of the MFA in Directing Program at Columbia University. This Master Class is a unique opportunity to work with a legendary theatre artist. It will take place on November 5, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Theatre Row in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: FARRAGUT NORTH at The Vortex Theatre
by Beth Leitman - Nov 5, 2018

BWW Review of Farragut North at The Vortex Theatre (more...)

Declan Bennett And Bronté Barbé Lead The Cast In Off-Broadway Hit Musical STRIKING 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Ben Lockwood, Rupert Henderson and Oliver Kaderbhai today announce the full cast for the hit Off-Broadway musical Striking 12 from Tony Award-winning Rachel Sheinkin and musical duo Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Declan Bennett (Brendan), Bronte Barbe (The Match Girl), Danielle Kassarate (Narrator), with Kate Robson-Stuart and Leon Scott completing the cast. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, Striking 12 will open at the Union Theatre on 3 December, with previews from 28 November and runs until 23 December. (more...)

Municipal Arts Group Brings Big Change To Bound Brook
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

Anyone wondering how much community impact a municipally-sponsored arts group can have in just one year should observe the Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee in action. (more...)

Griff Rhys Jones To Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Following sell-out performances in 2016 and 2017, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre for three performances of their critically and popularly acclaimed concert production of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of GOD FRIENDED ME on CBS - Sunday, November 25, 2018
by TV Scoop - Nov 2, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GOD FRIENDED ME, airing on CBS on Sunday, November 25, 2018! (more...)

BWW Feature: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Cabaret Mado
by Tara McGowan-Ross - Nov 10, 2018

In The Wings Productions brings seminal text of LGBTQ+ culture to Montreal's premier drag venue. (more...)

No Need to Turn Back Time! Meet the Cast of THE CHER SHOW- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018

The Cher Show begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

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