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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.



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



Judy McLane & Philip Hernandez Return to Baltimore for Everyman Theatre Summer Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Broadway's Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!) and Philip Hernandez (Les Miserables) bring dazzling musical entertainment to Everyman Theatre with Broadway Favorites: A Summer Cabaret, combining fun and adored show tunes with the intimate setting of Everyman Theatre's rehearsal hall for the sweet-sounding summer sparkle that only the best of Broadway can provide! With six shows only, Broadway Favorites: A Summer Cabaret is presented July 13 through 22, 2018, performed on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and on Sundays at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

BWW CLOSE UP: Idina Menzel
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - May 30, 2018

Hoy es el cumplea√Īos de Idina Menzel, una de las caras mas conocidas de Broadway que se ha convertido en un icono del Teatro Musical desde finales del siglo pasado, y para celebrarlo que mejor manera de hacer un repaso por su carrera y recordar los personajes mas miticos que nos ha regalado. (more...)

Folks Operetta Announces Cast Of THE CSARDAS PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Folks Operetta's 2018 season kicks off with Emmerich Kalman's operetta The Csardas Princess, July 7 - 22, playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The Csardas Princess features the book written by Leo Stein and Bela Jenbach with music by Emmerich Kalman and an English translation by Hersh Glagov and Gerald Frantzen. The Folks Operetta version is directed by Gerald Frantzen and conducted by Mark Taylor. Opening night is Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. The regular performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors (65 years and older) and $25 for students (with student ID). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2018
by - May 29, 2018

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

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2018
by - May 28, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

EVITA Starring Tina Arena Will Be Melbourne's Next Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2018

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian today announced that their upcoming production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA will be Melbourne's Summer Musical in 2018-9.  (more...)

Kritzerland Celebrates George Gershwin In Latest Show
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2018

For the 88th Kritzerland show we turn to one of the greatest composers of the 20th century - the one and only George Gershwin.  There is simply nothing like a Gershwin tune and we've got plenty of them - from the classics to the lesser-known Gershwin, with lyrics by brother Ira.  The songs are romantic, funny, moving, perky, and let us tell you you can strike up the band for our fantastic cast.  So, join us for this joyous, s'wonderful evening that you won't want to miss.  We may even have a surprise or two up our Kritzerland sleeves. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 27, 2018
by - May 27, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 26, 2018
by - May 26, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 25, 2018
by - May 25, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

UK's Acclaimed 'Beyond The Barricade' Concert To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

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

BWW's On This Day - May 24, 2018
by - May 24, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

Watch LIVE: BWW Chats with COME FROM AWAY's Chad Kimball
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with star of Come From Away, Chad Kimball! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskChadBWW. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Speaks with CNBC's SQUAWK BOX Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

CNBC Transcript: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Speaks with CNBC's SQUAWK BOX Today (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2018
by - May 23, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Memphis (previews begin April 19) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

BWW Live Will Chat with COME FROM AWAY's Chad Kimball This Thursday!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with star of Come From Away, Chad Kimball! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskChadBWW. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2018
by - May 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Terrence Mann & Liz Larsen to Lead SWEENEY TODD Concert in Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the second production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: 'Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller in Concert', a Tony-Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Peter Flynn directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: DO RE MI Takes the Stage at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

CHESS Enters Final Two Weeks at the Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The epic musical love story Chess starring Michael Ball as Anatoly, Alexandra Burke as Svetlana, Cedric Neal as The Arbiter, Tim Howar asFreddie, Cassidy Janson as Florence and Phillip Browne as Molokov has just two weeks remaining of its limited West End season which must end on 2 June 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 21, 2018

In this #METOO world of Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Donald Trump, one might look a bit circumspect at the staging of a 'bedroom' farce. As explained in the program notes, flight attendants in the '60's has to be single, between the ages of 21 and 27 and have a 'neatly proportioned figure' and 'pleasing appearance'. They were glamour girls and starlets of the skies. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 10- Christopher Gattelli is the King of Broadway with NEWSIES!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2018

On Day 10 of 30 Days of Tony, we look to a double nominee for his work on My Fair Lady and Spongebob Squarepants the Musical. Christopher Gattelli.  (more...)

Theatre and Cake Prove To Be a Great Mix Once Again
by Cindy Marcolina - May 20, 2018

The sun graced the West End Bake Off again on Saturday, 19 May. In its fourth edition on the grounds of St. Paul's Church in aid of Acting for Others, the event was in its best form so far. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2018
by - May 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brexit Satirical Drama To Premiere At Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

It's 2020 and The Gordian Knot of Brexit remains tightly tangled. To keep a united government and to achieve an exit deal remains incompatible ¬Ö or is it? Is Adam Masters the man of the moment? The political miracle worker of his generation? The Wizard of Westminster? The Gary Kasparov in this drawn-out game of political Chess? Adam has won the Tory leadership contest. He was the only candidate all factions of his party could agree on. But the poison chalice is not for him and he has a foolproof plan; A cunning scheme to unite his MPs for the final stages of the Brexit negotiations. It's easy; a piece of cake; child's play. All he has to do is... just ¬Öumm just ¬Ö now, what was it again? ¬ÖHow's it supposed to go? What was that killer move? ¬Ö. (more...)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Kennedy Center - A Musical to Savor
by Charles Shubow - Jun 8, 2018

Director Marc Bruni assembles a Broadway-ready cast and does his work masterfully. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes the Legendary Carolee Carmello
by Broadwaysted - Jun 8, 2018

This week we're preparing ourselves for the biggest weekend of the Broadway season (TONY WEEKEND!) by sitting down with Tony-nominated powerhouse performer Carolee Carmello! We're making Adam Rippon proud by pouring out Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc while Carolee spills about her impressive musical theatre career, how Parade almost passed her by (#REVIVEPARADE), and the water bottle that drove her bonkers in Mamma Mia! 'What Have You Seen This Week?' finds us raving about Katrina Lenk in The Band's Visit and sharing our love for William Finn from the Press Preview of The Royal Family of Broadway at Barrington with #FriendsoftheShow Hayley Podschun, Kathy Fitzgerald, and A.J. Shively! (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Goes Center Stage at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 8, 2018

A cast of Broadway and television actors with vocal, dance, and comedy chops to spare join with a much-loved featured local theater star to deliver a must-see, entertaining semi-staged performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning (1962) musical comedy. (more...)

Inside the Press Launch for National Theatre's RIVER STAGE FESTIVAL
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 7, 2018

The National Theatre's River Stage Festival is back this summer with five weekends of exciting acts, showcasing the great work that is going on in the arts in the UK. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on CNBC's ¬"Squawk Box¬" Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

CNBC Transcript: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on CNBC's ¬ďSquawk Box¬Ē Today (more...)

VIDEO: What's Your Damage? Get a Sneak Peek of the Cast of HEATHERS in London
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2018

Heathers comes to The Other Palace beginning June 9th. Official London Theatre is giving fans a sneak peek at the cast of the hit musical. Watch the clips of the cast below, including Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica Sawyer! (more...)

BWW Interview: Nadim Naaman Talks BROKEN WINGS at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 5, 2018

Nadim Naaman is best known for playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End, though he has also appeared in shows like Sweeney Todd, Titanic and Chess. He has released a solo album, Sides, and has just co-written his first musical with Qatari composer Dana Al Farden. Broken Wings is based on a poetic novel by Khalil Gibran about forbidden love, gender equality and religion in 1912 Lebanon. (more...)

William Michals, Brian Charles Rooney, Farah Alvin & More Set For Broadway By The Year At Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year series closes its 18th acclaimed season with a finale that will feature the musicals from 1988 and 2017 alongside a cast of nearly 35 performers, including the Broadway by the Year Chorus, the Broadway by the Year Dance Ensemble (under the direction of Danny Gardner), and these great stars: William Michals (Emile de Beque in the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific), Brian Charles Rooney (critically acclaimed in the recent Broadway revival of The Three-Penny Opera), Farah Alvin (Drama Desk Nominee and veteran of 5 Broadway shows), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Nancy on Broadway in Groundhog Day), Danny Gardner (2X Drama Desk Winner, Dames at Sea, Star of Radio City Summer Spectacular), and Marina Jurica (The Singing Meteorologist from CBS-TV, Christine in the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera). (more...)

Jonathan Roxmouth Is Back By Huge Demand With The Musicals In Concert At The Teatro At Montecasino
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

JONATHAN ROXMOUTH returns by huge demand to the TEATRO at MONTECASINO with an even bigger Broadway Concert in August 2018! (more...)

Fulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the Fulton Theatre launches The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the theatre's season finale and biggest production of the 2017/2018 season.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame will also be one of the largest shows in the theatre's one hundred sixty six year history. Over ninety cast and choir members will take the stage amidst soaring bell towers, a gypsy village, and the bustling streets of fifteenth century Paris. Beneath the stage, a fourteen piece orchestra will bring to life the incredible music of the timeless classic. (more...)

The Long Center Announces Summer Stock Austin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Steal away for a fun-filled summer of musical theatre! Now entering its 14th season, there isn't any other program in the country quite like the Long Center's own SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 2, 2018
by - Jun 2, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Relive 1988 and 2017 in Showtunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 19, 2018

Last night, June 18, stars came out to relive some of the best Broadway showtunes of 1988 and 2017 at Broadway By The Year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage At BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1988 and 2017
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 19, 2018

Last night, June 18, stars came out to relive some of the best Broadway showtunes of 1988 and 2017 at Broadway By The Year. BroadwayWorld attended the show and we're taking you backstage in the photos below! (more...)

Elaine Paige Announces Australian Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Britain's first lady of musical theatre Elaine Paige has announced an 8-date series of concerts downunder this October, which will see her perform songs from her illustrious career alongside an array of her favourite tracks by contemporary songwriters. (more...)

World Premiere Of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year! (more...)

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo To Release Amazon Original Album Wake Up The Dream June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

You are getting sleepy...very sleepy....when you wake up, you will feel refreshed and energetic, with a strange compulsion to immediately write about how great this album is while hopping on one foot. Aaaaand........WAKE UP! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Judy Kuhn, Mary Testa, and Amy Bodnar in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The historic Cape Playhouse's 92nd season kicks off with Robert Harling's poignant Steel Magnolias. Starring Judy Kuhn, Mary Testa, and Amy Bodnar, and directed by Pamela Hunt, Steel Magnolias plays through 23. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Shona White To Perform At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Shona White in The Great 'White' Way on 1st August 2018. (more...)

Shona White To Make Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Shona White in The Great 'White' Way on 1st August 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo Passes Time Singing 'I'd Give It All For You' From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Ramin Karimloo posted a video to his Instagram today with the simple caption 'Passing time...' In the video he's playing guitar and singing an acoustic version of the song I'd Give It All For You from Songs For a New World. Watch the below video to hear his gorgeous take on Jason Robert Brown's song: (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2018
by - Jun 1, 2018

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

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