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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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Jessica Molaskey to Sing PORTRAITS OF JONI at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Jessica Molaskey, the acclaimed actress and singer, will present the concert Portraits of Joni - to celebrate the new album from Ghostlight Deluxe - at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, September 18 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Songwriter Extraordinaires' Hitimpulse Announce 'Cover Girls' with Bibi Bourelly
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Recognise the name Hitimpulse? Well if you don't already, you soon will. The success of their bootleg of Ed Sheeran's cover of 'I'm In Love With The Coco', which became an instant blog hit leading to a current 120 million combined plays across all major streaming platforms (more...)

Wilko Johnson Celebrates 30th Anniversary & 70th Birthday at Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Wilko Johnson will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Wilko Johnson Band and his 70th birthday with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 26th September. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ria Jones Talks SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2017

Ria Jones has starred in numerous musicals, including Evita, Chess, Cats and Les Miserables. She's now reprising her acclaimed performance as Norma Desmond in the UK tour of Sunset Boulevard, which begins at Leicester Curve on 16 September. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jai McDowall on MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 4, 2017

BWW speaks to Jai McDowall about his upcoming Mad About The Musicals tour. (more...)

By Telling the Story of HAMILTON, 'Broadway Backstory' Host Patrick Hinds Shared his Own Narrative
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 29, 2017

At its best, theatre has the ability to impact people on personal levels that dramatically transcend the specific story being told. That is what happened when one of the theatre community's most well known interviewers saw HAMILTON for the first time. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre to Host 2018 Season Launch Concert Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

PRiMA Theatre is unveiling their 2018 season with an exciting event, the 2018 Season Launch Concert. Next year marks PRiMA's eighth season and will feature three rarely produced musicals and an exciting pop-music-inspired original concert. (more...)

Global Board Games Market - Strategic Assessment and Forecast 2017-2022
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

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Broadway's Judy Kuhn, Mo Rocca and More to Get 'IN YOUR FACE' in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Whether you're in Honolulu, Bushwick or Beijing, New York is in your face. And, that's what In Your Face - New York's live performance show and podcast is all about. This fall, In Your Face - New York reveals once again why this town is the capital of the world. Taking place at Merkin Concert Hall (129 W. 67th Street, New York), the two shows - one slated for October 22nd at 5PM; the next on December 6th at 7:30PM- will feature songs and sketches performed by some of the city's most talented actors, writers, singers and musicians. (more...)

All-Female Creative Team Behind Everyday Inferno's NY Premiere of GLASSHEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, in association with Access Theater, has announced the all-female creative team assembled for the New York premiere of Glassheart, which will play a limited run at The Access Theater this October. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In four weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard arrives in Manchester for a two-week run. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (more...)

Cream of New Orleans Coming to Harris Center This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

An unbeatable triple-threat from New Orleans comes to the Harris Center in October: the Grammy winner with the soul-drenched voice, Crescent City's 'Soul Queen' Irma Thomas; the revered Blind Boys of Alabama, the six-time Grammy winners whose concerts are 'part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience' (Washington Post); and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet, comprised of some of the most respected alumni of the Hall, many of whom have toured the world with Preservation Hall Jazz Band for decades. (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessica Molaskey Celebrates PORTRAITS OF JONI Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Birdland welcomed singer/actress Jessica Molaskey in a concert celebrating her new recording, Portraits of Joni, on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 17
by Audition Roundup - Sep 17, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 17, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Save Up to 40% on Tickets to See Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in WAR PAINT
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 15, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning powerhouses PATTI LUPONE and CHRISTINE EBERSOLE bring two legendary women and fierce competitors to extraordinary life on Broadway in WAR PAINT. Set amid the glamorous heights of New York society, WAR PAINT is the wildly acclaimed new musical about Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden two revolutionary businesswomen who defined the 20th Century standard of beauty. With unrelenting drive, these notorious rivals sacrificed everything in a riveting Chess game of outwitting, outplaying and outshining each other all in an effort to land on top. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Caf Carlyle with an all-new show, The Little Things You Do Together, November 7-18. (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

French-American Band Joon Moon Reveal New Single 'The Mask'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Franco-American band JOON MOON is releasing their album MOONSHINE CORNER on September 29 via Le Plan Recordings. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BY JEEVES Revival at the Old Laundry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre's revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's light-hearted, fun musical BY JEEVES, led by Bill Champion and Nadim Naaman, runs now through Saturday 4 November 2017. The production opens tonight 9 October 2017, directed by Alan Ayckbourn, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Michelle Gayle and Alice Barlow Announced For SON OF A PREACHER MAN at Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Michelle Gayle and Alice Barlow will star in the heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man when it visits Chester next year. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits to Return with Meghan Murphy & Brandon Dahlquist in WOMAN OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the first production in the fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year, starring Meghan Murphy and Brandon Dahlquist, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Peter Stone, with direction by Porchlight's Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Florence Walker Harris and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Moonlight Youth Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The Moonlight Cultural Foundation and the Moonlight Youth Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Legally Blonde the Musical. This fabulously fun musical includes music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach. Legally Blonde features direction and choreography by Evan D'Angeles, music direction by JD Dumas, and associate choreography by Chelsea Nicole Lapp. Performances run October 13 through October 21 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. (more...)

Alice Barlow and Michelle Gayle to Join SON OF A PREACHER MAN UK Tour in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Alice Barlow and Michelle Gayle will star in the heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Alice will play the role of Kat from 16 January 2018 and Michelle will play the role of Alison from 6 March 2018. (more...)

BLACK ODYSSEY to Return to Cal Shakes Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater announced today the return of its record-breaking hit play black odyssey for a special limited engagement, September 25 through October 7, 2018 at the Bruns Amphitheater. Marcus Gardley's music-filled journey through African-American folklore garnered box office records, critical acclaim, sold-out houses, and standing ovations during its initial August 2017 run. (more...)

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Preservation Legacy Quintet Come to Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Touring together for the first time, 'The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans' featuring Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Preservation Legacy Quintet, will treat audiences to a special evening filled with musical collaborations and traditional standards on Sunday, October 29th 7:00 PM at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Andrea Burns to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

What would you do if the gorgeous blonde you discovered ended up being a lot smarter than you gave her credit for? (more...)

Full Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Melbourne's summer musical Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, commences at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 27th for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Justin Guarini, Sally Ann Triplett, Teal Wicks and More Honor Park Avenue Armory's Pierre Audi
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Broadway stars Justin Guarini, Sally Ann Triplett, and Teal Wicks, as well as Grammy Award winning vocalist Shelley Thomas, paid tribute to the work of Park Avenue Armory Artistic Director, Pierre Audi, and writer/director/producer Cherien Dabis, with a performance last night at the 10th Annual Bridges of Understanding (BOU) Building Bridges Award Dinner at the St. Regis Hotel in NYC. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Theo Ubique's SWEENEY TODD to Transform No Exit Cafe Into 'Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Theo Ubique will be producing SWEENEY TODD in place of the previously announced FINIAN'S RAINBOW this coming Spring, according to the company's Artistic Director, Fred Anzevino. (more...)

Saxophonist Ian O'Beirne's Debut 'Dreams of Dædalus' Out This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Saxophonist Ian O'Beirne came to prominence touring the world as a saxophonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. In 2014, O'Beirne released Glasswork, his debut album with his quintet, which was acclaimed by many critics for its compositional fluency and for O'Beirne's outstanding playing throughout. (more...)

Strategy, Love & Politics: UCI Drama presents a Concert Staging of CHESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama opens its 2017 18 season with a concert staging of the musical Chess, a complex exploration of strategy and love set at the intersection of US Russia political relations. With music by ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, Chess premiered in 1986 telling the story of a match between an American Grandmaster (loosely based on the life of Bobby Fischer) and his Soviet rival, and was generally seen as a metaphor for the Cold War politics of the day. This is the first show in a season themed The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business, which takes a look at the shady underbelly of capitalism. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS to Make First Regional Debut at Winter Park Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Winter Park Playhouse plucks Daddy Long Legs straight from its Off-Broadway run in New York City to produce the southeast region's premiere of this well-loved musical. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SEAGULL, Lyric Hammersmith
by Alistair Wilkinson - Oct 12, 2017

Chekhov's gorgeous masterpiece is given a dynamic reinvention by the Olivier Award-winning Simon Stephens at Lyric Hammersmith. It's a story of undying love, intense jealousy, weapons, alcohol and art. (more...)

Themed Chess Set Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Shares their Inspiration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

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Shona White and Kieran Brown to Lead SCOTS IN THE CITY at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Celebrate St Andrews Day in style with a host of leading West End performers in London in 'Scots In the City' (It's not all bagpipes and Brigadoon..!). (more...)

Broadway Dreams to Expand Program to New Zealand This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Broadway Dreams is expanding its international programming to include New Zealand with a nine-day program, January 14 - January 21, 2018. The internationally renowned arts education non-profit will bring its unique brand of performing arts training to Takapuna School in Aukland, NZ. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces PORCHLIGHT REVISITS...WOMAN OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the first production in the fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year, starring Meghan Murphy and Brandon Dahlquist, music by John Kander, lyrics byFred Ebb and book by Peter Stone, with direction by Porchlight's Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Florence Walker Harris and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Musical Theatre Star Silvie Paladino Joins Arts Centre Melbourne's Christmas Melodies Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Musical theatre star Silvie Paladino and special guest Nathan Stark will herald the arrival of the festive season in Arts Centre Melbourne's Christmas Melodies at Hamer Hall on 11 December 2017.The Salvation Army Melbourne Staff Band and National Boys Choir will join the pair for some feel-good Christmas entertainment to round off a year of exciting Morning Melodies performances. (more...)

Muddy Waters' Debut LP 'The Best Of Muddy Waters' To Be Reissued On Vinyl For First Time In 30 Years
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Few pieces of art have been as influential as Muddy Waters' seminal debut album The Best of Muddy Waters, a humble piece of vinyl released by an upstart label in 1958 that served as The Big Bang for rock 'n' roll and the ensuing half century of modern popular culture. (more...)

MARION BRIDGE Gets West Coast Premiere Next Week at Son of Semele Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

SJB Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of 'Marion Bridge' by award-winning Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor. The guest production runs September 8 through September 24 for a limited Los Angeles engagement at Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Chicago Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Lauren Shouse. The Legend of Georgia McBride runs September 14-October 22at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press performance is Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Will Ra√ļl Esparza Make Way Back to Broadway?
by Marissa Sblendorio - Aug 25, 2017

At last night's premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge had the pleasure of speaking to some of Broadway's best, including Raul Esparza. After chatting about their love and appreciation for Harold Prince, Richard asked Raul when he would be making his way back to Broadway. (more...)

New Musicals CHERRY BOMB and EASTBOUND Launch Fall Season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

 The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, September 18, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Cherry Bomb and Eastbound. (more...)

Route1 Announces Q2 2017 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

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Full Cast Announced for Hal Prince Directed EVITA in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The full cast for the Harold Prince-directed production of EVITA in South Africa has been announced. Presented by Pieter Toerien and David Ian, this revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical will see the original West End and Broadway production presented on stage at The Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera House later this year. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

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