Chess Broadway

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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Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
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by Courtney Castelino - Sep 9, 2019
I was invited to attend Orpheus Musical Theatre's opening night performance of Falsettos at the Gladstone Theatre. Falsettos was originally performed on Broadway in 1992, where it was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won two. It was then revived to high acclaim in 2016, where it was nominated for five Tonys, including Best Revival of a Musical. The story is set in 1979, at a time when a family unit was deemed to consist of a man, a woman and one or more children. A wife was expected to keep the house clean, prepare meals and offer up sex whenever her husband wanted it. Anything outside of this traditional family unit would have been considered abnormal.
by Annette Stolt - Sep 8, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Farmers Alley Theatre is thrilled to open its 12th terrific season with a new chamber version of one of literature's greatest tales, Lerner & Loewe's soaring classic, Camelot a?" running October 4th through the 27th.  From the iconic composing team that gave us My Fair Lady and Brigadoon, Lerner & Loewe's lush score will soar like never before at our downtown Kalamazoo home at 221 Farmers Alley.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
After making audiences laugh and cry throughout the North Island 8 centre tour, it's now Auckland's turn to experience the critically acclaimed homegrown magic of STATE HIGHWAY 48, playing for a strictly limited season at the Bruce Mason Centre from 15-19 of October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Broadway vet John Treacy Egan and Metropolitan Opera regular Jason Simon have announced their collaboration of a new children's book, a?oeIngredients for a Witcha??. The book was released on September 5th, and can be purchased at ingredientsforawitch.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Calendar Girls The Musical is heading Storyhouse in Chester this Autumn when Gary Barlow and Tim Firth take this heartwarming story from screen to stage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SUNSET BOULEVARD. Performances begin on Thursday, September 12 and run through Sunday, October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Central Piedmont Community College Theatre announces individual tickets are now on sale for its upcoming season. The troupe is bringing an incredible lineup of quality shows at prices the entire family can enjoy. Tickets are available for $19 and $22, with tickets for children under the age of 15 available for $10. Tickets for all Central Piedmont students are free at the box office. In addition, parking is free for all shows.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
A partial cast list has been revealed for Pioneer Theatre Company's Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The principal cast includes Broadway actors BRENT BARRETT as Lawrence Jameson, MATTHEW HYDZIK as Freddy Benson; and KATE FAHRNER as Christine Colgate.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater presents SUNSET BOULEVARD. Performances began on Thursday, September 12 and run through Sunday, October 27, 2019.
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2019
It may seem that productions of Tony winning musical Sunset Boulevard are a dime a dozen. But when it is playing at the exquisite John W. Engeman Theater, you know it is a must-see. Running through October 27th at the Northport venue, the show boasts a fantastic, affecting cast.
by Lindsay Kruger - Sep 19, 2019
As part of their world tour, drag artists Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo opened A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS at Theatre on the Bay on Wednesday night. True to its description, the pair of these international and award-winning performers jam-pack their musical showcase with 'hilarious hijinks and shady shenanigans' that is only outshone by unforgettable outfit choices.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, will welcome back Phil Nichol as he reprises his role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle and thrilled to announce Melissa Jacques will step up into the role of Margaret New from 30 September 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The John W. Engeman Theater's SUNSET BOULEVARD. starring Judy McLane Performances began on Thursday, September 12 and run through Sunday, October 27, 2019.
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 16, 2019
Director Rob Lufty and his talented cast of THE VIRGIN TRIAL have brought an intriguing British set drama straight to the Cygnet Theatre stage through October 6th.
by Adam Cohen - Sep 14, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Southampton Arts Center today announced its full lineup of fall programming, from September 20 through December 29. Closing out their 7th season, this fall will offer an exciting lineup of programs and two not-to-be missed exhibitions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater announces the EXTENSION of the hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia! through Sept 29th.
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 10, 2019
Doubt: A Parable, a fitting title if ever there was one. Jesus used parables to teach as does Shanley. His message that even though stories like that of Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn did happen, it's up to us to make sure they do not happen again.
by Review Roundups - Sep 10, 2019
Studio Theatre's production of Doubt recently opened and the critics came to see it! Read what they had to say!
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Atlantic Records is proud to announce the release of a?oe& JULIET (ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING),a?? the official companion to the hugely anticipated new West End musical featuring the music of legendary pop songwriter Max Martin. The eagerly awaited album is available now for pre-order HERE; all pre-orders will be joined by an instantly available pre-release download of a?oeRoar,a?? performed by Miriam-Teak Lee and streaming now HERE. a?oe& JULIET (ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING)a?? arrives November 20th at all DSPs and streaming services.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Solo performer and playwright Jim Loucks brings his Southern storytelling style to the Houston Fringe Festival with his one-man show Booger Red November 5-9, 2019 (MATCH, 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002). Booger Red is directed by Lisa Chess.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Solo performer and playwright Jim Loucks brings his Southern storytelling style to the Houston Fringe Festival with his one-man show Booger Red November 5-9, 2019 (MATCH, 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002). Booger Red is directed by Lisa Chess.
by Matthew Blank - Oct 8, 2019
With a successful Berkeley world premiere under its belt, the new musical Kiss My Aztec! headed to the southern end of California for a late summer run at the famed La Jolla Playhouse.
by Review Roundups - Oct 8, 2019
Playwrights Horizons continues its 2019/20 season of works from groundbreaking playwrights pushing their singular styles to new heights with Heroes of the Fourth Turning, written by Will Arbery (Plano, Evanston Salt Costs Climbing) and directed by Danya Taymor ('Daddy,' Pass Over).
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 8, 2019
For several years now, each season at Pioneer Theatre Company has included a concert production of a musical, including THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CHESS, IN THE HEIGHTS, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Always audience and critics' favorites, they feature a unique production style transported from New York City by artistic director Karen Azenberg. This year's show--DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, playing October 18-19--will surely prove to be no different. Azenberg graciously took time from her demanding preparation schedule to describe these concert productions and give a sneak peek of what's to come with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The stage adaptation of best-selling author Matt Haig's Reasons To Stay Alive from Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre, with text by April De Angelis and directed by Jonathan Watkins, comes to HOME Manchester 29 October - 2 November 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere. Based on Jane Austen's iconic novel, this engaging work features book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon, whose musicals include TheatreWorks favorites Jane Austen's EMMA, Daddy Long Legs, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Jane Eyre. Pride and Prejudice follows delightfully liberated Lizzie Bennet and dashing, disdainful Mr. Darcy as they discover the irresistible power of love. A favorite from TheatreWorks's 2018 New Works Festival, this brand new musical romantic comedy will be directed by TheatreWorks's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
After making audiences laugh and cry throughout the North Island 8 centre tour, it's now Auckland's turn to experience the critically acclaimed homegrown magic of STATE HIGHWAY 48, playing for a strictly limited season at the Bruce Mason Centre from 15-19 of October.
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SUNSET BOULEVARD. Performances began on Thursday, September 12 and run through Sunday, October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The complete cast, including visiting cast with Broadway credentials and returning local actors, has been announced for Pioneer Theatre Company's Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The concert-style production runs just three performances, over October 18 & 19, 2019, and is an add-on to PTC's 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Comedian Rajiv Satyal has always found himself in the middle. Born and raised in Ohio, he spent the first part of his life between the East Coast and West Coast. As an independent voter, he is neither Democrat nor Republican. As a first-generation Indian American, he is between two cultures.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Cellist Zlatomir Fung comes to Pepperdine University's Raitt Recital Hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2019 as part of the Recital Series for the 2019a?"2020 season.
by Michael Dale - Oct 15, 2019
It may not be recognized by the U.N., or by any other nation, but ever since 1967, when squatter Paddy Roy Bates, a retired British army major, declared it so, the Principality of Sealand, located on an abandoned British fort built in international waters off the coast of Suffolk during World War II, has its claimed sovereignty.
by Brady Schwind - Oct 13, 2019
When Rosemary Loar was but a little girl, a fortuitous event changed her life: her mother came home to their house in New Jersey with a cast recording of GYPSY tucked under her arm. It was a beacon of things to come.
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 12, 2019
Jacob Zuma, former President of South Africa, checks into a hospital only to find out that an old enemy, Ronnie Kasrils, who used to be in charge of the intelligence services, is staying in the opposite room. Gail Louw writes The Ice Cream Boys, detailing this chance meeting between the two. Directed by Vik Sivalingam and starring Jack Klaff as Kasrils, Andrew Francis as Zuma, and Bu Kunene as nurse Thandi (and a few other figures), it's a thrilling exploration of the crude reality of unpunished crimes.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 11, 2019
Walter Bobbie demonstrates his amazing direction.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Knot Free Productions presents In Trousers, a 'prequel' to William Finn's groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, directed by Ryan O'Connor.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The newly formed Navigation Theatre Company is kicking off the 2019-20 season dedicated to producing local playwrights with a presentation of Buffalo-based writer Mark Humphrey's 'The Kindness of Strangers'. In association with the Compass Performing Arts Center, this world debut opens on October 24th and runs to November 16th. Showtimes are 8 pm Thursdays and Fridays, 5 pm on Saturdays. There will be a special 'Industry Night' on November 16th at 8 pm. Ticket prices are $20 GA/$15 Student, Military and Industry. For online ticket information visit https://kindnessofstrangers.bpt.me/ or call the box office at 716-697-0837.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Aug 30, 2019
There aren't many plays for pre-schoolers that boast the right pace and sustain their attention, Children's Theatre's new adaptation of A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE hits the sweet spot, quietly modeling friendship and kindness.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents a one-night only experience with sensational Broadway host Seth Rudetsky a?" he will be leading a masterclass with 10 local artists with opportunity to view the class as an audience member, followed by 2 performances of his one-man show Deconstructing Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of the hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia!
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2019
& Juliet the joyous new musical that imagines Juliet's famous ending as just her beginning soars with the music of Max Martin, the acclaimed song-writer of some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Snowlion Repertory Company, whose mission is to create, develop, and present new theater works of cultural, ethical, and spiritual value, announces the world premiere production of the new multimedia play Omniphobia running October 4 through 13 at Portland Ballet Studio Theater in Portland.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
48 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment is the outrageous, true story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show's creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world's most popular dating site: OKCupid. Creating 38 'undateable' profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there's no algorithm for love.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 16, 2019
Audiences are getting ready to head to Skid Row this fall! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors is returning to New York at the Westside Theatre, with previews beginning September 17th and opening night set for October 17th. The production is set to run for a limited engagement through November 24th. To prepare you to go somewhere that's green, we're getting to know the show's cast, including Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, and more. Check it all out!