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Chess - 2003 - 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.

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


New Amsterdam Theatre

(New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
Broadway vet John Treacy Egan and Metropolitan Opera regular Jason Simon's popular children's book, 'Ingredients for a Witch', originally released in print in 2019, was released as an e-book on September 15th, 2020.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 28, 2020
Today's episode features Broadway veteran Stephen Bogardus, who chats about how he's coping with life in the pandemic, how theatre has changed since March, and how he expects changes to continue in the future.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
17 year old rising star Alfie Templeman's riotous new single “Forever Isn't Long Enough” is out now on Chess Club Records. The record premiered exclusively on Monday 28 September as Annie Mac's “Hottest Record In The World” on BBC Radio 1 - Templeman's third consecutive Hottest Record. “Forever Isn't Long Enough” is the first single from Alfie Templeman since the release of stellar EP Happiness In Liquid Form in July this year. This month Templeman also features Dork Magazine's new cover star.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
The indie thriller Divertimento made by Keyvan Sheikhalishahi wins Best French Film at Paris Art And Movie Awards. Kellan Lutz (Twilight, Expendables, FBI Most Wanted) stars in the picture, alongside Torrey DeVitto (Chicago Med), Ola Rapace (Skyfall), Götz Otto (Cloud Atlas), Christian Hillborg (Fleabag), Ellie Heydon (Harlots) & Brittany Gonzales.
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2020
When winning takes everything, what are you left with? The Queen’s Gambit follows a young chess prodigy’s rise from an orphanage to the world stage. But genius comes with a cost. A riveting adaptation of Walter Tevis’ groundbreaking novel comes to Netflix on October 23rd, starring Anya Taylor-Joy.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2020
Today's top stories: Equity endorses Biden and Harris, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Ron Cephas Jones become first father/daughter duo to win Emmys in the same year, and more!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2020
Judy Kuhn's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Kuhn singing 'Someone Elsea??s Story' from Chess!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Judy Kuhn's concert with Seth Rudetsky is now available On Demand on BroadwayWorld Events until October 5!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
Judy Kuhn is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
A new spine-chilling ghost story, WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, will play a limited season, from 23 November to 12 December 2020, at The Union Theatre in London.  Written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey and directed by Paul Morrissey, Will Barton will play John Blondel and Alex Phelps The Speaker.  The audience will be socially distanced.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
The Broadway Podcast Network has announced that EGOT-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice has joined the network with a new podcast, Get Onto My Cloud.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
Lyricist Tim Rice revealed that he has some projects in the works- or at least he did before the start of the pandemic. One of which was an updated version of From Here to Eternity.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
On Saturday 14th November, Ronnie Scott's launches a brand-new weekly show, All That Jazz! Ronnie's Cabaret Brunches, hosted by West End leading lady and 2020 Olivier award-winner, Cassidy Janson (Beautiful, Chess, & Juliet).
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 30, 2020
Learn about the romance, the laughter, and the arguments that make up husband and wife modern day vaudevillians Michael Garin and Mardie Millet, two of cabarets most popular duo acts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café have announced further details for the forthcoming episodes of The Theatre Channel.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a reunion!  Join Seth and James as the cast of the Actors Fund HAIR concert reunite with Julia Murney, Adam Pascal, Lillias White and Annie Golden.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café have announced additional details for the next two episodes of The Theatre Channel. Debuting this Friday, October 30, Episode 2 is a Halloween-themed episode with songs from The Rocky Horror Show, Beetlejuice, Into the Woods, Dracula, Carrie, Young Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
New Albany Youth Theatre has announced the inaugural presenter of it bi-annual master class series - Broadway performer and Celebrity Cruise Lines Musical Director, Matt Clemens.
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020
Today we celebrate Broadway favorite and Tony- nominee, Raul Esparza!
by Daria Vorobyeva - Oct 24, 2020
You all know Chess – that grand musical about the rivalry between Soviet and American chess players with a love triangle and fleeing the Soviet Union. This fall, it finally reached Russia with the help from Dmitry Bogachev and his company Broadway Moscow. It has it all – a notable director, great cast, freedom in terms of changing the plot and, unfortunately, a few drawbacks. Chess is that show that always surprises you because it's never the same in terms of structure and characters. Luckily, I got a chance to see it prior to the opening night. Here's how it was. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
92Y has announced its upcoming programming featuring Judy Gold, Billy Crystal, the cast of The Queen’s Gambit and much more.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Pop act Slayyyter returns with a new single and accompanying video, “Self Destruct” ft. Wuki, out now via FADER Label. This comes as her first release since her debut self-titled mixtape last fall.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2020
Today's top stories: Beetlejuice is coming to South Korea, Chess the Musical premieres in Russia, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe announce a Christmas album and 2021 tour, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The groundbreaking reading series continues as Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse presents its next free 'screened' reading: VOTE THE NEW MOON, by Alfred Kreymborg, live-streamed at no charge, with talkback to follow, on October 24th, 2020 at 8 PM, EDT.
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
In Season Five of the critically acclaimed drama BETTER CALL SAUL, Jimmy McGill’s decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Tracing Movement, founded and led by choreographer Stuart Winter, today announces Tracing Movement ReBoot, a three-week programme offering support and development to freelance professional dancers and those recently graduated who are not currently able to train or perform due to restrictions caused by Covid-19.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Renowned American artist and filmmaker Danielle Durchslag has never before exhibited in Europe until now. A rising star this side of the Atlantic, Danielle is making her UK directorial debut at the BAFTA qualifying UK Jewish Film Festival, where she will present two provocative short films from her critically acclaimed BOUNTY series. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
On October 17, Chess the Musical made its Russian premiere at the MDM Theatre, Moscow.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
In celebration of Trans Awareness Month this November, PrideArts will honor transgender pioneers and showcase ten Chicago trans performers who are reshaping our history.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Elaine Paige will join the cast of Pantoland at The Palladium for the three-week festive run beginning 12 December 2020, which sees pantomime return to the world-famous The London Palladium for a fifth consecutive year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
This Christmas, Julian Clary will take us on a magical trip to Pantoland at The Palladium.  Performances will begin at the world-famous theatre on 12 December 2020 running until 3 January 2021, with tickets on sale from 10am today.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
The Garden Theatre at The Eagle will present an open air production of Next Thing You Know featuring a book Ryan Cunningham, music and Lyrics by Joshua Salzman, and directed by Robert McWhir. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
a?oeWhen Ia??m on stage - ita??s a party!a?? quipped Bette Midler.  So come join the  party as West End star and leading lady Sue Kelvin takes a roller-coaster ride through the Divine Bette Midlera??s fabulous career.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2020
Ramin Karimloo performed recently at the Royal British Legion's annual Festival of Remembrance, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in attendance.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020
Today's top stories: could The Masked Singer's mushroom be from Hamilton? Plus, Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff reunite for a musical film, and more!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Boise Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
Ana Gasteyer, James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Pascal and Kerry Butler will join the December line-up of talent slated for The Seth Concert Series.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
For a limited time, fans will be able to purchase fifteen of The Seth Concert Series performances featuring Broadway's biggest stars!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
An all-Scottish line-up of stars of stage and screen will perform in Scots in the City on Sunday 29 November. The concert, held in early celebration of St Andrew's Day (30 November), will be livestreamed from the Phoenix Arts Club in the heart of London's West End.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 21-22, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Illinois Wesleyan University's virtual production of Chess begins streaming this weekend on Friday, November 20 at 7:30pm and continues throughout the weekend on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 at 2pm and 7:30pm.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 20, 2020
Tune in right here as he chats with the incomparable Adam Pascal. Adam will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 22 (8pm) and Monday, November 23 (3pm).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Tickets are on sale now for Monday Night at the Apollo - a brand-new concert series taking place in front of a socially distanced audience at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Featuring over one hundred San Diego State University students, Chess: In Concert will be available for digital streaming from December 3 – 6, 2020. Chess is written by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson, and Björn Ulvaeus. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
Featuring the iconic music of Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will debut at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in two exclusive performances on Saturday 24 April 2021.
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2020
Anya Taylor-Joy talks about having to learn the movements of chess for her role in The Queen's Gambit five minutes before shooting them and shares how the Harry Potter series helped her learn English as a child.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Today, as the Art of Time Ensemble celebrates the release of their sixth album, Ain't Got Long, they will join together in a livestream chat moderated by Canadian broadcaster and writer, Laurie Brown at 1PM EST. This free chat will be available on the Art of Time Ensemble's Facebook and YouTube Channels.
by Caroline Cronin - Nov 12, 2020
Not since the Landor production in 2013 has the UK seen a professional production of Title of Show, the self-referential musical by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell about two struggling writers in New York who decided to write an original musical for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. But joyfully, Lambert Jackson Productions has bought it back to the British masses and assembled a superb cast directed by Josh Seymour.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
Remote Theater announces the production team for Anthony Clarvoe's play THE ART OF SACRIFICE. The production is directed by Desdemona Chiang, with a cast that features Lauren English and Susi Damilano, original music by Paul Dresher and site design by Charlie Costantini. The premiere virtual performance of THE ART OF SACRIFICE is on Saturday December 12 (12 Noon PST, 9 AM EST)