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New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.

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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 ABBAís BjŲrn 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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Casting Announced For the UK Tour of TITANIC THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK & Ireland Tour of Titanic The Musical. Directed by returning director Thom Southerland, 25 actors from across the country will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour, to visit the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 30, 2018
by - Jan 30, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

COMMITTED Starts Performances One Week From Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

???????Committed, presented by The New York Theater's Winterfest, will premiere at The Hudson Guild Theater (441 West 26th Street) on Tuesday, February 6th at 6.15pm, with additional performances on Saturday, February 10th at 8.30pm and Sunday, February 11th at 1.00pm.  Written by award winning director, Tricia Brouk (Romance and Cigarettes, "Sublets," This Dinner is Full), Committed features 11 original songs by lyricist/composer, Andrew David Sotomayor, (The Curvy Widow, Newsies). (more...)

BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION Reveals House Details
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION Reveals House Details (more...)

Black Ensemble Theatre presents HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

???????Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, written by L. Maceo Ferris a senior member of the Black Ensemble Theater's BPI (Black Playwrights Initiative) and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 17 - April 1, 2018. The press opening is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on SCORPION on CBS - Tuesday, February 20, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jan 29, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on SCORPION , airing on CBS on Tuesday, February 20, 2018! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2018
by - Jan 29, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Old Globe Opens Season with World Premiere of HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

The Old Globe today announced that its 2018-2019 Season will kick off with the world premiere of the new musical Heart of Rock and Roll, inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and the News, featuring a book by Jonathan Abrams and story by Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Abrams. It will be directed by Gordon Greenberg with choreography by Lorin Latarro and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brian Usifer. Heart of Rock and Roll will bepresented by special arrangement with Tyler Mitchell, W. Leo Kiely, Bill Kiely, Whitney Kiely Moehle, and Tamar Climan. Mr. Lewis released a brief video to Rolling Stone about the show (with a surprise guest cameo)-click here to see for yourself! (more...)

High-End Wood Chess Piece Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Analyzes the History of Women in Chess
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

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BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2018
by - Feb 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Buddy Guy Comes to Morrison Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

??????? Buddy Guy will be taking the stage at the Morrison Center Thursday, June 21st at 7:30 pm.  At age 81, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.' (more...)

Brief 2/6: Taylor Trensch Begins in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 6, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Taylor Trensch begins performances in Dear Evan Hansen, In the Body of the World opens, and more! (more...)

COMMITTED Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

???????Committed, presented by New York Theater's Winterfest, begins performances tonight at 6.15pm at The Hudson Guild Theater (441 West 26th Street), with additional performances on Saturday, February 10th at 8.30pm and Sunday, February 11th at 1.00pm.  Written by award winning director, Tricia Brouk (Romance and Cigarettes, "Sublets," This Dinner is Full), Committed features 10 original songs by lyricist/composer Andrew David Sotomayor (50 Shades of F***d Up). (more...)

PTC presents World Premiere of /i/ by Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of i by Jeff Talbott. The new play was featured in our 2016-2017 Play-by-Play new play reading season and will take the main stage Friday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, March 3, 2018. (more...)

BWW TV: Checkmate! Watch Raul Esparza, Karen Olivo, Ramin Karimloo & More Sing from Kennedy Center's CHESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 5, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of Chess, the epic rock opera about love and political intrigue set against the backdrop of the Cold War as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international Chess championship for political ends. (more...)

Brief 2/5: HANGMEN Opens at Atlantic Theater Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 5, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the U.S. premiere of Royal Court's HANGMEN opens tonight at Atlantic Theater; Annaleigh Ashford, Mandy Patinkin, Phillipa Soo and more appear at the Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2018 Gala tonight! (more...)

Casting Confirmed For UK and Ireland Tour of TITANIC THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical. Directed by returning director Thom Southerland, 25 actors from across the country will take the production on its maiden UK and Ireland tour, to visit the cities and communities whose forebears built, manned and sailed on the famous ship. Titanic the musical will dock at the King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 28 May 2018 until Saturday 2 June 2018. (more...)

VIDEOS: Jessica Vosk Sings CHESS, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2018

After finally getting all of the green out of her hairline from a year on the road as Elphaba in Wicked, Jessica Vosk returned to Feinstein's/54 Below February 1-3 with her all-new show Being Green. Written with her frequent collaborator/director Robbie Rozelle, Jessica will took fans on a musical tour of the hilarious highs and lows of starring in the musical phenomenon in an eclectic evening of songs, hilarity, and some very special guest stars. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 3, 2018
by - Feb 3, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: CHESS In Concert at the Kennedy Center: A Special Night to Remember
by Charles Shubow - Feb 22, 2018

A sold-out seven performance production of Chess in Concert blew the rafters of the roof of the Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Sarah Burgess' KINGS Explores The Volatile Relationship Between Elected Officials and Lobbyists
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2018

It was nearly two years ago when The Public Theater opened the first major New York production penned by the relatively unknown Sarah Burgess. Her tersely scripted and aridly humored DRY POWER delved into the cutthroat world of corporate takeovers, and director Thomas Kail's bracing production matched the playwright's vicious verbal Chess match with the same abundance of pop and vibrancy. (more...)

Casting Announced For World Premiere Of New Musical LOCK AND KEY At VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

This March the world premiere of a brand new musical from Barlow & Smith starring Tiffany Graves (Chicago, Sweet Charity, West End) and Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, Peter and the Starcatcher, Royal & Derngate, Mrs Henderson Presents) comes to VAULT Festival for a strictly limited run directed by Adam Lenson (Superhero, Songs for a New World). (more...)

Brief 2/20: KINGS Opens, Arielle Jacobs Joins ALADDIN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: KINGS opens at the Public Theater, Arielle Jacobs takes over the role of Jasmine in Aladdin, MCP pays homage to Broadway composers in the Broadway Classics concert at Carnegie Hall, and more! (more...)

Curtain Rises on Dynamic New Double Act Between Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

When the smash Broadway musical Spring Awakening opens to audiences in Glasgow and Dundee in March, the curtain will rise on a dynamic new partnership between two of the country's leading arts institutions. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Is the Kennedy Center Production of CHESS Eyeing a Broadway Run?
by Rialto Chatter - Feb 20, 2018

According to Michael Riedel's latest column, a handful of Broadway producers ventured to Washington, D.C. recently to catch the latest mounting of the popular musical Chess. (more...)

BEYOND THE BARRICADE To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

???????The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/13/2018 - 2/20/2018
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/13/2018 - 2/20/2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 19, 2018
by - Feb 19, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2018
by - Feb 18, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BEYOND THE BARRICADE To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of CHESS at The Kennedy Center?
by Review Roundups - Feb 18, 2018

The Kennedy Center wraps up its production of Chess tonight at 8pm. Chess is an epic rock opera about love and political intrigue set against the backdrop of the Cold War as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international Chess championship for political ends. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 17, 2018
by - Feb 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: A Vocally Powerful CHESS at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 17, 2018

While Mr. Strong definitely did not fix the book issues that have plagued the show since its inception - and dare I say it made it even worse - this production is yet another example of why the show continues to be produced. The music is exceptional and at the Kennedy Center it's performed by some of the best in musical theater today. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre Presents the World Premiere of LETTER OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

TRAP DOOR THEATRE presents the WORLD PREMIERE of Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo), based on the texts by Fernando Arrabal and Yves Klein. and translated by Pollux Hernu√Īez & Aleksi Barriere. The show is devised and directed by Aleksi Barriere. (more...)

Brief 2/16: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Begins Previews and Releases Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Escape to Margaritaville begins previews on Broadway today, and also releases its original cast recording! (more...)

Official: Starry Cast Set for West End CHESS; Ball, Burke, Head, Howar and Janson Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Multiple sources have revealed a starry cast for the upcoming West End production of Chess at London's Coliseum. The cast is said to include Michael Ball (The Russian), Alexandra Burke (Svetlana), Murray Head (The Arbiter), Tim Howar (The American) and Cassidy Janson (Florence). (more...)

Raul Esparza Talks Importance of Politically Charged Musicals Like CHESS
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 15, 2018

In a new interview for Metro Weekly, Raul Esparza talks about bringing Chess back to the stage, as well as how important it is to perform such a politically charged musical in this day and age. Esparza is currently performing in Chess at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 15, 2018
by - Feb 15, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Chatter: Starry Cast Set for West End CHESS - Ball, Burke, Head, Howar and Janson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Multiple sources have revealed a starry cast for the upcoming West End production of Chess at London's Coliseum. The cast is said to include Michael Ball (The Russian), Alexandra Burke (Svetlana), Murray Head (The Arbiter), Tim Howar (The American) and Cassidy Janson (Florence). (more...)

Photo Flash: Checkmate! Raul Esparza, Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Karen Olivo Bring the Anthems of CHESS to Life at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the semi-staged Broadway Center Stage concert production of Chess, the epic rock opera about love and political intrigue set against the backdrop of the Cold War as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international Chess championship for political ends. (more...)

Brief 2/14: CHESS Opens, WEST SIDE STORY Concert, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 14, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories come out of D.C.'s Kennedy Center: Chess opens, starring Raul Esparza, Karen Olivo, and Ramin Karimloo; and Corey Cott, Solea Pfeiffer and more lead WEST SIDE STORY in concert! (more...)

Science Channel Three-Part Docu-Series to Offer Revealing Look at History of Computer and Tech Industry
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Science Channel Three-Part Docu-Series to Offer Revealing Look at History of Computer and Tech Industry (more...)

Meet The Cast Of HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH By Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Once upon a time in 1955, a magical kingdom was built on the founding principles of dreams, American idealism, and our wildest hopes. Eight years later, a quintessential American family reeling from the loss of their King embarks on a quest for restoration and deliverance in this kingdom. 50 years later, their expedition is brought to dazzling life in an effort to understand one's place in family, the American way, and whether happiness is truly a place where dreams come true. (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens, Eden Espinosa, Ana Villafa√Īe and More Will Star in IN THE HEIGHTS at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts continues the inaugural season of Broadway Center Stage with In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's debut Broadway musical with a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Quiara Alegr√≠a Hudes. Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards¬ģ including Best Musical and Best Score, In the Heightstells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood-a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind. Presented as a part of Broadway Center Stage, a Kennedy Center-produced series of musicals in semi-staged concerts, In the Heightswill run March 21-25, 2018 in the Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Lorenzo Rush, Jr Joins The Cast Of Porchlight Music Theatre's Porchlight Revisits THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

??????? Porchlight Music Theatre announced that Lorenzo Rush Jr has replaced James Earl Jones II in Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction by Andra Velis Simon. Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (previews begin January 26) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber that discusses the evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to They're Playing Our Song and subscriptions for the entire series are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

BWW TV: See Our Exclusive Interview With Playhouse Theatre Patron Shona White
by Jamie Body - Feb 11, 2018

Scottish actor and singer Shona White has been appointed the first patron of the West End's Playhouse Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 11, 2018
by - Feb 11, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2018
by - Feb 10, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/10/2018
by - Feb 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/10/2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 1, 2018
by - Feb 1, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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