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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!


New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.
by Team BWW - Sep 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce the return of The Seth Concert Series this fall! Regular Sunday evening performances will resume beginning October 3rd at 8 PM - with a five star lineup now on sale.
by Ella Embry - Sep 9, 2021
HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre is a remarkable show and the perfect note to revive theatre in Atlanta with. Even if you’ve streamed it on Disney+, listened to the soundtrack on repeat for months, and watched as many clips as you could find on YouTube, seeing the show in person makes everything feel new again. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2021
San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming presentation of CHESS In Concert, which will kick off Moon’s return to in-person musical theatre! 
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
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 Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021
Evolution Theatre Company, Dublin's only professional theater company, brings to the stage Broadway performer Matt Clemens, and award-winning actor Joe Bishara, Theater Supervisor for the City of Dublin, Abbey Theater in a tour de force performance of the two-person musical, THE STORY OF MY LIFE, by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021
Cobb PARKS and the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre are bringing the Stephen Sondheim classic, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, to life in their musicals-in-concert series. This is the fourth concert in the Anderson Theatre's 2021 season, following the box office record-breaking concerts of CHESS, NINE, and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.
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 Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The antics of the Wicksteed home are a darkly satirical merry-go-round in Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus.  Family, friends and the quest for sexual pleasures of the body (“corpus”) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through an escapade of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: “He whose lust lasts, lasts longest.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021
11th Hour Theatre Company has announced the return to live performances with the Philadelphia premiere of SOON. This fully-staged musical by Nick Blaemire is a co-production with Lancaster's Prima Theatre, and is directed by outgoing 11th Hour Producing Artistic Director and co-founder Michael Philip O'Brien.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021
San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has announced that single tickets to all productions in the Company’s 2021-2022 will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 27, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2021
Kellan Lutz wins Best Actor at Northeast Film Festival, for his movie Divertimento. The indie thriller made by Keyvan Sheikhalishahi has been in competition in 39 festivals, and will soon screen at festivals such as Eastern Oregon Film Festival, Sioux City International Film Festival, Black Bear Film Festival, San Pedro Film Festival, Festival of Cinema NYC and Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, which is part of the ValleyCon.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021
Are you ready to rock, Milton Keynes? The smash-hit Rock of Ages is back with Kevin Clifton performing in the role of Stacee Jaxx, at Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday 28 September.
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 - 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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 10, 2021
A new, extended trailer has been released for Bedknobs and Broomsticks in the UK!
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021
A UK virtual reading for the new best-selling illustrated children’s book Broadway Baby, written by UK West End and Broadway theatre operator and producer Russell Miller (Guys & Dolls, Blood Brothers, Paramour, On The Town) with Judith A. Proffer, is now available to watch.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
Celebrating Broadway’s return, Seth’s Broadway Breakdown will premiere with a press preview on Sunday, September 12, with performances three times a week starting on October 15th. The show will be produced by Asylum NYC’s artistic director, Alan Kliffer.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2021
Touching on genres ranging from rock, country, folk, light opera, big band and mariachi, Elizabeth Ward Land finds her perfect vocal match in this salute to the great Linda Ronstadt.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
The UK tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks began performances at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 14 August 2021!  The UK Tour is now extended through to March 2022. The tour includes a 5-week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
On Wednesday night, Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land returned to The Green Room 42 with her acclaimed concert STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE- THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT for a special one-night-only encore.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 26, 2021
Alongside Mamma Mia!, the band's songwriters, Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, co-wrote the music for the hit musical Chess. 
by Fiona Scott - Aug 20, 2021
Cassidy Janson was playing Anne Hathaway in &Juliet when West End theatres closed in 2020. Before the show reopens, the Olivier Award-winning star of Beautiful, Chess and most recently The Mousetrap, will be playing Virginia Woolf in a one-off performance of Well-Behaved Women at Cadogan Hall on 3 September. Janson spoke to us about the show.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021
The 2021-2022 season will include A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (November 4 – 14, 2021), FUN HOME (February 3 – 20, 2022), A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (March 10 – 27, 2022), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (April 21 – May 8, 2022) and THE PAJAMA GAME (June 2 – 19, 2022). The season will also include CHESS In Concert (September 24 – 26, 2021).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021
Over the next five weeks alone, between now and Labor Day weekend, The Art House and Town Hall in Provincetown will host a “who’s who” constellation of Broadway award-winners and music & comedy all-stars with no less than sixteen individual shows opening across the two venues’ three stages.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2021
As a small thank you for all their amazing work over the last 18 months, Pitlochry Festival Theatre are offering all NHS workers up to 4 free tickets to Alice in Wonderland World, the theatre's exciting new interactive, visual, and bilingual sound, walk-through adventure.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny, Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
'Bryant Park is at 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in New York City that was first a potters field, then a reservoir with 50 foot walls, a Union Army encampment and finally a jewel of a park in 1934. By the 1970's it had become a drug infested, dangerous place. My theatre company presented a week long celebration with Broadway plays, music and more to try to draw attention to its needing help. Finally in the 90's a corporation was formed that renewed the park and it's now again a little jewel. I played chess in the park for many years and the poems were written in the park.'
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2021
Performances begin at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 14 August 2021, with the UK Tour now extended through to March 2022. The tour includes a 5-week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
by Student Blogger: Emily Ownby - Aug 11, 2021
Adulthood is coming into focus, and for a life in professional musical theatre, there are some sacrifices I’m not sure I’m ready to make. I want to build my own rule book, and be authentic to myself, but how? Everything is so competitive, it seems impossible to get work if you're not the perfect blank and malleable chess piece that producers can use. The logical part of my brain says 'Just be true to yourself and the work will follow!' But how do I pay the bills while I wait for the work?