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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.



Make your move now and book for the must-see musical event of the year!

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Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
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by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2021
Natalie Weiss most recently appeared in the off-Broadway production of Emojiland. Natalie has gained an international following from her performance and coaching videos as well as her web series, 'Breaking Down The Riffs'.
by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2021
Natalie Weiss is set to drop her cover of Demi Lovato's 'You Don't Do It For Me Anymore'. The track is also set to premiere with a new music video on Weiss' YouTube channel.
by Steve Murray - Sep 26, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
A host of West End musical performers are set to descend on Grangemouth for the sixth annual concert A West End Christmas In Falkirk! 
by Jim Munson - Sep 21, 2021
BroadwayWorld chats with Cate Hayman, star of 'CHESS in Concert' at 42nd Street Moon. The show marks Moon's return to live, in-person performance and features a killer score by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson and renowned lyricist Tim Rice. It remains the only musical of the modern era to generate multiple, massive hits on the pop charts.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021
Excited for FUNNY GIRL's return to Broadway? We've got casting news today about Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes joining the cast for the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021
The full cast has been announced for Little Women at the Park Theatre. The musical is based on the critically acclaimed 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre begins its eighth season of Chicago's “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Nunsense, book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin+ with direction by Michelle Lauto*, musical direction by Kailey Rockwell* and choreography by Jenna Schoppe*.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
Find out more about the show and how to get tickets. Direct from two seasons at The London Palladium, the brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 30th August  – Saturday 10th September 2022. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021
Trouble In Mind officially begins previews tonight, October 29, at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Learn more about the cast here!
by Student Blogger: Abigail Dobry - Oct 29, 2021
Two weekends ago was my fall break at the University of Pittsburgh. I decided to spend my long weekend travelling back home to Maryland to see my family and friends. I caught up with friends in person, spent some time with my family, attended the Maryland Renaissance Festival and stopped by my old high school during a rehearsal for their upcoming musical.
by Student Blogger: Sophie Rossman - Oct 29, 2021
Everyone’s a star in the park: the street performers masked in paint, the dimpled, grey-haired lady blowing bubbles for the passersby, and even you, a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 17-year-old college student whose only objective is to breathe in the vibrance of your new home.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021
Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group have announced that direct from two triumphant seasons at The London Palladium, the sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Milton Keynes Theatre from Monday 12th to Saturday 25th September.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021
The show also stars Dan Burton as 'Phil Davis', Matthew Jeans as 'Bob Wallace', Jessica Daley as 'Betty Haynes', Emily Langham as 'Judy Haynes' and Duncan Smith as 'General Waverly'.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 16, 2021
Alan Strachan and Alistair Whatley’s well-received production of A Splinter Of Ice was streamed online before a national tour. This understated and intriguing look at friendship, loyalty and allegiance now comes to the Jermyn Street Theatre. In 1987, the Cold War is very recent history. Ben Brown’s play imagines the conversation that may have taken place between novelist Graham Greene and his old MI6 boss Kim Philby when Greene visited him in Moscow while attending a peace conference.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021
Broadway and West End leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will reprise their show-stopping turns as the American GI Jerry Mulligan and the young Parisian dancer Lise Dassin in Australia in An American In Paris, with two of the country's leading lights Cameron Holmes and Dimity Azoury from The Australian Ballet, to alternate in the lead roles.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021
The Green Room 42 has announced their line-up for the next week. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest, most spacious, and funkiest cabaret club.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present “Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt,” the award-winning tribute show created by Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land on Sunday, December 12 at 7:00 PM.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021
West End actor and “BBC Voice of Musical Theatre” Tom Solomon is releasing a new album titled “Musicals, Vol. 1”. His previous album “Beautiful Day” released in 2016 went straight to No.1 on the iTunes Classical Chart. 
by - Nov 16, 2021
Today's top stories: a documentary of the Spring Awakening reunion concert will be released by HBO in 2022. Plus, Alan Toy has been cast as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in NBC’s 'Annie Live!', all new West Side Story trailer, Company's Tiny Desk (Home) concert, first look at Assassins off-Broadway, and more!
by Michael Major - Nov 12, 2021
Samantha Barks has released her latest album, Into the Unknown! The Frozen star released the album under her new record label, Westway. The album features selections from a number of contemporary musicals, including Six, Dear Evan Hansen, Jagged Little Pill, Ghost, Mean Girls, Moana, The Greatest Showman, and more. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021
The Green Room 42 has announced their line-up for the next week. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest, most spacious, and funkiest cabaret club.
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 11, 2021
It’s been too long since I wrote the following sentence. Signature Theatre is back with a perfect evening (or matinee) of theatre going!! The top DMV theatre company known for producing reimagined versions of musicals and cutting-edge plays is back and stronger than ever with a new production of Jonathan Larson’s masterwork Rent.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 10, 2021
A new, extended trailer has been released for Bedknobs and Broomsticks in the UK!
by - Nov 10, 2021
Today's top stories include a new ad campaign from the MTA encouraging New Yorkers to take the subway to Broadway. Plus, casting for Slave Play's return to Broadway, Chicken & Biscuits cancelled three performances due to breakthrough cases of Covid-19, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2021
Joining the previously announced Kirsty Besterman (Constance Wicksteed), Jasper Britton (Arthur Wicksteed), Matthew Cottle (Canon Throbbing), Ria Jones (Mrs Swabb), Thomas Josling (Dennis Wicksteed), Caroline Langrishe (Lady Rumpers), Catherine Russell (Muriel Wicksteed) and Abdul Salis (Mr Shanks), are Katie Bernstein (Felicity Rumpers), Kelvin O'Mard (Mr Purdue) and Dan Starkey (Sir Percy).
by Peter Nason - Jan 8, 2022
A stellar cast led by Ned Averill-Snell and Jim Wicker bring Reginald Rose's iconic drama to life.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2022
Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Daphne’s Dive, a play by Quiara Alegría Hudes, which will reopen Signature’s ARK Theater for live performances from February 1 – March 20, 2022.
by BWW Awards - Jan 5, 2022
Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2022
One of the first questions many people have when they're planning for an audition is 'what should I sing?' Look no further! We're rounding up a list of some of the top classic Broadway audition songs for adults.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
New York City musician accomplishes an artistic best during the Covid Quarantine by performing with over 100 people, mostly remotely; a cast of friends and former students on all seven continents, concluding with Carter Jones at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jan 18, 2022
Even decades after her death, Agatha Christie remains the queen of mysteries. You could curl up in front of the fireplace with one of her 66 novels, or you can brave the cold and see Ken Ludwig's Murder on the Orient Express at Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2022
The 5th Avenue Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry recently sat down to chat with lyricist Sir Tim Rice about his career and what makes Disney's Beauty and the Beast such a perennial piece of musical theater.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022
On the heels of Our Town, Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly opens the next show in its 2022 rep season, GRAND HORIZONS. This hit Broadway comedy by playwright Bess Wohl is directed by Asolo Rep Associate Artistic Director Celine Rosenthal. 
by - Jan 12, 2022
Today's top stories include a potential Broadway revival of Chess! On a recent episode of his podcast, lyricist Tim Rice revealed not only that plans for a Broadway revival of Chess are underway, but also his hopes of eventually turning the 1984 musical into a movie.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 11, 2022
On a recent episode of his podcast, lyricist Tim Rice revealed not only that plans for a Broadway revival of Chess are underway, but also his hopes of eventually turning the 1984 musical into a movie.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts wants you to start your new year with some unforgettable experiences and extraordinary entertainment!  
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. 
by Theresa Bertram - Dec 6, 2021
Before I even made it to see ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Morrilton High School, 701 E. Harding St., Morrilton, Caleb, a budding 12-year old critic, gave the show a rating of 1000 out of 10, and it was well deserved. The costumes were beautiful, the set was clever, and the cast would have made Lewis Carroll proud. Obviously created with children in mind, Thespian Troupe 3131 entertained the young and young at heart December 3-5.
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 25, 2021
This year we're taking a look at some of Broadway's best shows to see where they land in the holiday equation. Since handsomely orchestrated songs built around specific feelings and happenings are kind of our thing, let's see which of our favorite shows can be tied to some of our most timeless Christmas tunes!
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 20, 2021
Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will be speaking tonight with CBS Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook, as well as Michael Mina (Chief Science Officer at EMed) and Kim Prather, Ph.D., (Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, UC San Diego) about the new Omicron variant and what it means for Broadway and beyond on tonight's episode of 'Stars In The House' to benefit The Actors Fund.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2021
Am Australian tour of the Tony Award-nominated Sondheim on Sondheim, an intimate portrait of the famed musical theatre genius Stephen Sondheim, has been announced. 
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.