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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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BWW Review: Dreaming the Reality of Life in Yukich's APES AT PLAY
by Kristen Morale - Sep 8, 2018

Written and directed by Yukich and presented as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, Apes at Play is a short but ironically succinct piece that gets to the core of what it means to live within the possibility of the inexplicable. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At SIZE THE KING at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse¬†presents¬†Seize the King, by Will Power (The Seven, Honey Bo and the Goldmine POP Tour), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Casta√Īeda (At the Old Place, Tiger Style!, Guards at the Taj), running through September 16 in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Lancaster Gets New Contemporary Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Forbes recently named Lancaster, Pennsylvania one of the top ten coolest places to visit in the United States. The rich architecture and bustling food scene have contributed to its recent national attention. The team at Prima, a contemporary theatre organization in Lancaster, saw there was still more progress to be made. With the belief that a city this dynamic deserves a cultural scene that suits its growing vibrancy, Prima's Executive Artistic Producer, Mitch Nugent, set out to create a new home for fresh theatrical experiences in Lancaster. (more...)

KURT VONNEGUT'S MOTHER NIGHT Launches The Fall Season At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of KURT VONNEGUT'S MOTHER NIGHT, adapted and directed by Brian Katz. Produced by The Custom Made Theatre Company with Executive Producers William & Ruth Isenberg and Leah Abrams, and Producer Jay Yamada, KURT VONNEGUT'S MOTHER NIGHT begins performances on Friday, October 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 3. (more...)

John Pizzarelli And Jessica Molaskey Return To Café Carlyle in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, American Stories, November 6-17. The New York Times recently described John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." A world-renowned guitarist and singer, John Pizzarelli has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years and has established himself as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Jessica Molaskey is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows including the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards. TIME has raved, "Sophisticated, jazzy and engaging, the Astaire-Rodgers of the cabaret world are at the top of their game." (more...)

Richard Todd Adams, Janet Dacal, and More Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA in Northport
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAN OF LA MANCHA. Performances begin on Thursday, September 13 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, October 28, 2018. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN JR. Opens Kid's Series At Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Kids of all ages will be enchanted by the WST for Kids' production of Disney's ALADDIN, JR.. Based on the classic 1992 Disney movie, and updated to include Alan Menken's new songs written for the 2014 Broadway production, this hour-long musical will be performed LIVE at Walnut Street Theatre September 22 - 30, 2018. (more...)

Proto-type Theatre's Political Plays Continue Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018


VIDEO: Taran Killam Does Impression of Murray Head, Talks Upcoming COMPANY Episode of 'Documentary Now!' and More
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2018

SNL and Broadway alum Taran Killam appeared on last night's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers. Killam proposed a SNL sketch in which Murray Head has a talk show but can only speak in the cadence in which he sings One Night in Bangkok from Chess. Killam then proceeded to do his own impression of Head. (more...)

Season Nine Winner of MASTERCHEF Announced
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

After some of the most difficult challenges ever, The MASTERCHEF Finale came down to three incredible home cooks: Ashley (28), Cesar (33) and Gerron (25). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The premiere of the American musical, 'Bromance:The Dudesical', arrives at The Other Palace this October. After hotly contested auditions, the production team are delighted to announce the incredible cast. (more...)

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at the John W. Engeman Theatre lead by Janet Dacal, Richard Todd Adams, and Carlos Lopez
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 19, 2018

Northport's gorgeous John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar showing of theatre staple Man Of La Mancha, the second show of their dazzling 12th Season. This incarnation of the Tony winner, running through October 28th, is excellently directed by Peter Flynn and boasts an extraordinary cast. Long Island is certainly lucky to have this production lead by Broadway vets Janet Dacal, Richard Todd Adams, and Carlos Lopez. (more...)

Further Venues Announced For Alexandra Burke In THE BODYGUARD Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will play the role of 'Rachel Marron' in the award-winning smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD when it plays the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (28 May - 8 June 2019), Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (11 - 22 June 2019), Newcastle Theatre Royal (23 July - 3 August 2019) and Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin (7 - 17 August 2019). Full list of all the venues Alexandra Burke will play the role of 'Rachel Marron' are listed below. (more...)

BWW Previews: LOLA at Skandiascenen Cirkus
by Annette Stolt - Sep 19, 2018

Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA) and Tommy Korberg (original Anatolij in Chess at West End) will work together again in the play Lola. (more...)

BWW Feature: DEN SKALDEDE FRIS√ėR at Falkoner Salen
by Maria Bruun Fanoe - Sep 19, 2018

Susanne Bier og Thomas Helmig skaber musicalen, der har Xenia Lach-Nielsen, Niels Olsen, Maria Lucia, Silas Holst, Bodil Jorgensen og Benjamin Boe Rasmussen i de baerende roller. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Immortal New Musical MYTHIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of MYTHIC, a new pop musical which gets its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAN OF LA MANCHA. Performances begin on Thursday, September 13 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, October 28, 2018. (more...)

Stars of Australian LES MISERABLES Present EPIPHANIES to Raise Funds For Mental Health Research
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The stars of the Australian production of Les Miserables will reunite at the Seymour Centre to present Epiphanies, a charity concert supporting research into mental illness, on 27th October. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAN OF LA MANCHA. Performances begin on Thursday, September 13 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, October 28, 2018. (more...)

Will Roland, Julia Murney, & More Join BILLBOARD BY THE YEAR At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Will Roland (Be More Chill, Dear Evan Hansen), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), and Claybourne Elder (Passion) are scheduled to appear in the new BILLBOARD BY THE YEAR series at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, October 5th, at 9:30pm, produced and directed by Robert W. Schneider. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, launching this fall with the world premiere of J. Nicole Brooks' dazzling new play HeLa, directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green and presented in partnership with the Greenhouse Theater Center. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Announces New York Comic Con 2018 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Amazon Prime Video today announced its lineup for New York Comic Con 2018. The panels feature highly-anticipated new Prime Original series Good Omens and The Boys, as well as returning favorites The Man in the High Castle and Lore. Cast and creators participating in the panels include Neil Gaiman, showrunner of Good Omens along with series stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant; The Man in the High Castle executive producer Isa Dick Hackett along with cast members; Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of Lore; and Eric Kripke showrunner of The Boys. Cast and creators will also participate in press rooms and autograph signings. (more...)

Rosemary Loar's SPOOLIE GIRL--A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale--Opens 9-Show Run at Actors Temple, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Musical theater actor and Award-winning New York Cabaret performer Rosemary Loar is bringing her original musical SPOOLIE GIRL to the Actors Temple Theatre (339 W 47th St, New York) for a nine-show run from October 17-27. Loar, who wrote the music and lyrics, and co-wrote the book with her late husband Robert Atwood, calls the show ¬ďa family-friendly fractured rock fairy tale.¬Ē SPOOLIE GIRL is a suddenly orphaned eco-friendly teenager from Kenya who comes to New York City. Wearing magical curlers called ¬ďspoolies¬Ē in her hair, she is able to read people's thoughts as songs, while navigating a world consisting of her narcissistic, fashionista Aunt, a Fairy Godmother (but way hipper), and a quirky neighbor who walks an invisible dog. And that's her support group. Along with Loar, the cast features Loar, Claire Lilley, and Michiko Sasaki. (more...)

Curve Announces Full Casting for WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Curve and Jamie Wilson have revealed the full casting for the upcoming festive Made at Curve production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. (more...)

Cal Shakes Completes Season with Return of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater announced today the cast of the return engagement of its record-breaking hit play black odyssey, playing September 25 through October 7, 2018 at the Bruns Amphitheater. (more...)

PICASSO'S WOMEN Transfers to London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Following a critically acclaimed, sell out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the reimaged production of Picasso's Women transfers to London this Autumn. Continuing the site specific theme, the play is set in a contemporary art space, Gallery Different in London, from Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 September at 19:30 (Duration 1h 30m). (more...)

BWW Review: SEIZE THE KING at La Jolla
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 1, 2018

SEIZE THE KING is playing at the La Jolla Playhouse through September 16th at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre (more...)

PTC Presents The 2017 Tony Award Winner, OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company presents J.T. Rogers' award-winning drama, Oslo, in its first major regional premiere, running Friday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The Cast Of WASTED At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted is a brand new musical that gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell.  Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. (more...)

Marga Gomez Led KING OF CUBA Extends At Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

King of Cuba, a new comedy by award-winning writer Cristina Garcia, has extended through August 26th at the historic Berkeley City Club (originally scheduled to close August 19). In King of Cuba, two aging Cubanos hilariously have a go at each other. Opening night Marga was described as 'dethroning machismo,' while the house erupted as El Comandante (Marga Gomez) remarked "Nobody has bigger cojones than I do." The night then roiled with laughter as the two silver haired Cubanos 'knock each other down' verbally and otherwise. (more...)

Anne Bogard And SITI Premiere Euripides' THE BACCHAE as Part of Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

SITI Company, the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater co-founded by American director Anne Bogart, presents Bogart's stunning direction of Euripides' tragedy The Bacchae.  Presented as part of BAM's Next Wave festival, the production will celebrate its New York premiere on Wednesday through Saturday, October 3 through 6, 2018, 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 PM for 5 performances at the BAM Harvey Theater.  Tickets are $30, 45, 65 (weekday); $35, 50, 75 (weekend). Single tickets for all Next Wave Festival shows go on sale August 9. To purchase tickets visit or contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100. (more...)

PICT Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

PICT Classic Theatre has announced its 2018-2019 Season, "Classics in our times."   Having celebrated its 100th production last season with William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, PICT will present a collection of three plays beginning in the Fall of 2018 at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland. (more...)

Alexandra Burke Returns To Starring Role Of Rachel Marron In UK Tour Of THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Producers, Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will return to the starring role of 'Rachel Marron' in the forthcoming tour of the international smash hit production of the award-winning musical THE BODYGUARD opening at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Monday 3 December 2018 where it plays until Saturday 29 December 2018 before visiting Hull New Theatre(8 - 19 January 2019), Southend Cliff's Pavilion (22 January - 2 February 2019), Grand Opera House Belfast (6 - 16 February 2019) Liverpool Empire (26 February - 9 March 2019), Milton Keynes Theatre (12 - 23 March 2019), Bristol Hippodrome (26 March - 6 April 2019), Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (16 - 27 April 2019), Norwich Theatre Royal (30 April - 11 May 2019) and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (14 - 25 May 2019). (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Casting for THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn's final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018-2019 Season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning. (more...)

Portfolio Masterclasses To Return with Julie Atherton, Cassidy Janson, Oliver Savile, Danielle Tarento
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018


by Nicole Ackman - Aug 30, 2018

Lambert Jackson's debut show, There is Nothin' Like a Dame, was a smash hit with four talented actresses celebrating one hundred years of women in musical theatre. West End stars Louise Dearman, Ria Jones, Alexia Khadime, and Rachel Tucker showcased famous female roles from the past century in chronological order over the course of the night, which each number seeming to be better than the last. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018


Josh Radnor, Megan Hilty & James Monroe Iglehart Will Lead LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has just announced casting for its next Broadway Center Stage production of Little Shop of Horrors, running October 24-28, 2018 in the Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents A Little Night Music, running September 20th through October 14th, 2018. A Little Night Music is directed and choreographed by Matthew Brennan and music directed by Dr. Joseph D. Daniel. (more...)

CHECKMATE Launches ROCO's Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

ROCO's (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) 14th concert season, entitled "Games People Play," kicks off on September 21 & 22 with the world premiere of Maxime Goulet's Checkmate. Based on the legendary 1996 match between IBM's Deep Blue computer and then reigning world Chess champion, Garry Kasparov, Checkmate is an interactive musical game of Chess between ROCO's full 40-piece orchestra and world-renowned pianist Lara Downes. With Downes representing Kasparov and ROCO playing the role of Deep Blue, the sequence of musical themes will follow the Chess moves of this famous game with animation projected above the stage in real time.  (more...)

BWW Album Review: Jessica Vosk Flies High With Debut Studio Album WILD AND FREE
by Tori Hartshorn - Aug 24, 2018

Jessica Vosk, aka WICKED's current Elphaba, has vocals that cut deep and wide. Her debut album "Wild and Free" debuted at #14 on iTunes, and is currently making a dent on the  Billboards. If it is a testament to the cult following of fans she has, "Wild and Free" was fully crowdfunded in a matter of days. As Broadway Records' latest release, Vosk proves that not only is she a musical theatre force of nature, but she also hold her own in the world of pop music. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alexandra Burke Talks CHICAGO at Phoenix Theatre
by Nicole Ackman - Aug 24, 2018

Alexandra Burke is a singer, songwriter and actress who shot to fame in 2008 after winning The X Factor. In addition to releasing three albums, she has been seen in the UK tour of Sister Act and recently in the London Coliseum production of Chess. Burke has just joined the cast of Chicago, in which she will be portraying Roxie until 14 October. After that, she returns to the role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, a role she previously played in London and on tour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 3D Theatricals MAMMA MIA! Opens In Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
by Lily Lim - Aug 23, 2018

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles concludes its 2017-2018 Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage through August 26 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Danyelle Bossardet And Michael Sobie Take the Stage At Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Broadway Actress Danyelle Bossardet (Beauty and the Beast) and pianist / assistant conductor for Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Michael Sobie will be debuting their show "Danyelle and Michael Sing Menken and More" on Tuesday, August 28th at famed Los Angeles venue Rockwell Table and Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For WASTED at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted is a brand new musical that gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. (more...)

The Full List of What's New on Hulu This Week
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Below is the list of titles new to Hulu this week. (more...)

HAMLET LIVE Continues At Kronborg Castle Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

HAMLET LIVE is taking place at the Kronborg Castle, running every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through August 31.  (more...)

Jive Aces Rock The House At The Annual Summertime Swing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

According to those who attended this year's Summertime Swing charity concert at Saint Hill Manor, it was an unqualified success. (more...)

LES LIAISON DANGEREUSES Comes to Cyprus this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Les Liaisons Dangereuses is set to perform in Cyprus for nine performances only starting September 1, 2018. (more...)

Breaking: Keri Russell Will Join Adam Driver in BURN THIS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Producer David Binder just announced today that Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell will join three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver in the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, BURN THIS will begin performances in March 2019 at a Broadway theater to be announced. (more...)

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