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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 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!



BWW Review: THE LITTLE FOXES at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by John Lariviere - Oct 30, 2017

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. Considered by many to be Hellman's masterpiece, this classic play about greed and the path of destruction it leaves in it's wake is as timely now as when it was written in 1939. (more...)

Luna Stage to Host Inaugural SoloFest This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Luna Stage has announced SoloFest 2017, opening December 8th and continuing through December 17th. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre to Host 2018 Season Launch Concert Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 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...)

BWW Morning Brief October 27th, 2017: FALSETTOS on PBS, THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: FALSETTOS on PBS, THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS, and more! (more...)

Podcast Roundup: Best Broadway Podcast's for the Week of Oct. 23rd featuring Jessica Vosk, Matthew James Thomas, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Ken Page, and More
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 27, 2017

Here at BroadwayWorld, we love podcasts! So, starting today, we are going to be rounding up the best episodes of our favorite theatrical podcasts every week, so you can find them all in one place. (more...)

Wholesale Chess Supplier, The House of Staunton, Provides a Beginner's Guide to Chess
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

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The Lights Will Be On for Afterschool Programs Today In Every Corner of the Country
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

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CHESS Set for a Spring 2018 Run at the English National Opera
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 26, 2017

Chess, the epic musical love story set amid the tensions of a world championship Chess match, will play at the London Coliseum for a strictly limited 5 week run from Thursday 26 April 2018. (more...)

Matthew McKenna to Lead the World Premiere of BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Matthew McKenna is unmasked today as the star and handsome hero of Bananaman the Musical. (more...)

High-End Chess Set Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Discusses How Playing Chess Can Boost Your Brain Power
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

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ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

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BWW Review: REQUIEM at Pilgrim Uniting Church
by Barry Lenny - Oct 26, 2017

The Festival Statesmen sang twelve items, in English, Latin and Russian, entirely from memory. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Challenges Usain Bolt to EVERY Game on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, after losing a 100m race and a Drop The Mic battle to Usain Bolt, James made the fastest man on earth play him at basketball, Twister, Chess, and much more. (more...)

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Hosts Fall Festival and Open House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, one of the nations pre-eminent arts summer day camp, will host its first ever Fall Festival, as part of its upcoming Open House on Sunday, November, from 11AM-2PM at Usdan's gorgeous 140-wooded acre campus (185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY). (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to present the UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 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...)

Custom Chess Set Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Breaks Down Strategies Used in Chess
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

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Book Now For The Revival of CHESS at London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Chess, the epic musical love story set amid the tensions of a world championship Chess match, will play at the London Coliseum for a strictly limited 5 week run from Thursday 26 April, 2018. Book tickets here from 20! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 6th, 2017: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Begins Previews and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Nov 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS begins previews and more! (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts to Continue with 'INSPIRATIONS AND TRIBUTES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

The 95th season of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) will continue on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with 'Classical Echoes,' the second program in this season's series, Inspirations and Tributes - each program exploring how composers influence and pay tribute to each other. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 30th, 2017: THE PARISIAN WOMAN Opens and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 30, 2017

Good Morning BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE PARISIAN WOMAN opens on Broadway and more! (more...)

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Raul Esparza, Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Ann Miles and Karen Olivo to Star in Revamped CHESS at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts launches the inaugural season of Broadway Center Stage with 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...)

VIDEO: Adam Pascal Sings One Song Glory at SOMETHING ROTTEN! For BC/EFA
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2017

According to a Facebook post by Daniel Beeman, Adam Pascal belted out Rent favorite One Song Glory after a performance of Something Rotten! at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Pascal starred as Roger in the original Broadway cast of Rent, as well as in the film version. (more...)

Mark White Octet Celebrates Album Release at The Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Celebrate the release of the Mark White Octet's debut recording with a live performance at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 1. Featuring West Coast Swing with an East Coast vibe, the Octet includes Mark White (guitar), Scott deOgburn (piano), Jon Garniss (trombone), Kenny Hadley (drums), Rick Hammet (trumpet), Arnie Krakowsky (tenor sax), Mark Poniatowski (bass) and Ken Reid (bari sax), world-class musicians whose performance r sum s include a long list of music royalty. THE BLACK BOX CD release party will also feature special guests Ben Whiting, Jeff Stout and Barry Smith. A suburban hub for great music and the home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays December PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL Titles Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' monthly festival of LGBTQ independent films, which was launched in October, will continue with its third monthly festival on Tuesday, December 12. The four films to be screened all reflect on the theme The Families of the LGBT Community. Understanding our family members, revealing who we are as individuals and who we are as families. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pioneer Theatre Company presents Disney's Hit NEWSIES This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Disney hit Newsies. The Tony-winning musical opens Friday, Dec. 1, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Newsies occupies the traditional holiday spot. Keeping with what is now a seven-year tradition of collecting donations for local nonprofits, PTC will partner with Granite Education Foundation to collect new books for 'Santa Sacks' for children ages K-12. (more...)

High-End Chess Set Manufacturer, The House of Staunton, Discusses The Decorative Benefits of Their Themed Chess Sets
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

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Industry Interview: Scott Sanders Is Breaking the Mold to Create Experiential Entertainment for All
by Robert Diamond - Nov 21, 2017

Broadway producer Scott Sanders is the mastermind behind this kind of experiential entertainment and he's telling us all about how the concept came to be. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGE TO STAGE: My Journey to Broadway by Josh Groban
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Nov 20, 2017

The holidays are here, and STAGE TO STAGE: My Journey to Broadway by Josh Groban makes a fantastic gift for your loved ones--or yourself! Out tomorrow, the photo essay collection is a gorgeously rendered coffee table book brimming with photographs as Groban reflects on his journey to Broadway. From Chess in Concert to his album Stages to his recent Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as photographs of various other events, Groban shares insight on what brought him to where he is now. (more...)

Playhouse Theatre Announces Shona White As Patron
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Scottish actress, singer and musical theatre star Shona White has accepted an invitation to become Patron of The Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

Third Man Records Announces Muddy Waters' 'Electric Mud' Reissue
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Third Man Records is proud to announce the reissue of Muddy Waters' fifth studio album Electric Mud, which comes as a continuation of Third Man's partnership with Universal Music Group and the Estate of Muddy Waters. (more...)

QPAC Announces 2017 SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Guest Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) invites you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family and friends at its annual Spirit of Christmas concerts on 22 December and on 23 December 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DADDY LONG LEGS at Winter Park Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PTC presents Disney's Hit NEWSIES This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Disney hit Newsies. The Tony-winning musical opens Friday, Dec. 1, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Newsies occupies the traditional holiday spot. Keeping with what is now a seven-year tradition of collecting donations for local nonprofits, PTC will partner with Granite Education Foundation to collect new books for 'Santa Sacks' for children ages K-12. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle and More Set for Jamie deRoy's 'TIS THE SEASON Actors Fund Benefit at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy - the award-winning producer, cabaret, stage, film and TV performer and humanitarian - will bring her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends holiday show to New York's famed Birdland, Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced for An Evening of Classic Broadway at Rockwell Table and Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

A post-Thanksgiving performance of An Evening of Classic Broadway will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at 8PM (doors open at 6:30) at LA's live music venue Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz. BroadwayWorld.com calls the show, '... guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment... Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board.' Music Director and Master of Ceremonies Brad Ellis (Glee, Forbidden Broadway) and (producer, Cabaret artist) Dianne Fraser welcome a new cast with each edition of the popular concert series presented by Fraser Entertainment Group. (more...)

Casting Announced for Raven Theatre's Chicago Premiere of NICE GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Raven Theatre has announced casting for its Chicago premiere of Melissa Ross's humorous and heartfelt play NICE GIRL, directed by Lauren Shouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Theatre Revisits WOMAN OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 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 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...)

BWW Review: Open Fist Theatre Company Gets DELEARIOUS on Stage
by Ellen Dostal - Nov 13, 2017

Open Fist Theatre Company's revival of Ron West and Phil Swann's musical comedy DELEARIOUS has a lot going on. The production contains three storylines in three different time periods twisted together in a fast-paced, boisterous style that was an award-winning hit for the company in 2008. Nine years later, it still packs in more story than you can possibly keep straight but it also offers up plenty of laughs to go along with it. (more...)

The Barricade Boys Add West End Guest Stars to Their Three-Week Run At The Other Palace!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

There's only one month to go until The Barricade Boys arrive at the Other Studio with their Christmas Cabaret, ringing in the season with show tunes and Christmas favourites, for the best party atmosphere in town! Today the special guests who will be joining the Boys are revealed - a different star from the West End or the world of music each night! (more...)

Potter & Wagner Return From The Fringe With Award Winning Show At The New Diorama
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2017

New kids on the block 'Potter & Wagner' - recent winners of the New Diorama Theatre First Devised Show Award after their run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 - are returning to London for one night only with their anarchic debut comedy show 'Leaf.' (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 10th, 2017: IN THE HEIGHTS on PBS, Tony Awards Announce First Decisions, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Nov 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: IN THE HEIGHTS on PBS, Tony Awards Announce First Decisions, and More! (more...)

Google Trends Data and McCormick Recipes Bring to Life American 'Friendsgiving'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

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InventHelp Inventor Designs Modified Chess Board (VIG-261)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

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Hottest Articles on BWW 11/28/2017 - 12/5/2017
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One-Night Only: THE BEAR PACK Returns in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Fresh from a sold-out season at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, The Bear Pack return to Sydney for an exclusive one-night only in December. (more...)

Improved Game of Chess with New Challenges Invented (DLL-3064)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

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Scoop: Coming Up on HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, December 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Monday, December 11, 2017! (more...)

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