Theatre Information

Prince Edward Theatre (London, )
(Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road) Old Compton Street

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Chess Production Information


May 14, 1986

Closing:April 08, 1989
# Performances:1209
Theatres: Prince Edward Theatre (London, )
5/14/1986 - 5/14/1986

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Market:West End


Other Productions of Chess

1984   London Fringe London Concert
London Fringe
1986   West End Original London Production
West End
1988   Broadway Broadway Production
1990   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1991   Australia Australian Production
1992   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
1992   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1996   UK Tour Touring Revival
UK Tour
1997   Australia Australian Revival
1998   New York New York Concert
New York
2001   Nyack Concert
2003   Broadway Actors' Fund Concert
2018   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway Broadway Revival


Audio Recordings

1984  Concept Album
1988  Original Broadway Cast
1994  Studio Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Prologue: The Story of Chess
a.k.a. The Story of Chess
Press Conference
Anatoly and Molokov
a.k.a. The Russian and Molokov
Where I Want to Be
U.S. Versus U.S.S.R.
Arbiter's Song
Chess Hymn
Merchandisers' Song
a.k.a. A Model of Decorum and Tranquility
Florence and Molokov
a.k.a. You Want to Lose Your Only Friend?
Nobody's Side
a.k.a. Nobody's on Nobody's Side
Mountain Duet
Florence Quits
a.k.a. So You Got What You Want
Pity the Child
Embassy Lament
Heaven Help My Heart
One Night in Bangkok
Florence and Anatoly
You and I
The Soviet Machine
The Deal
a.k.a. No Deal
I Know Him So Well
Frederick and Anatoly

Cut prior to London opening

The Argument

Cut prior to Broadway

East or West?
A Major Story

Written for the Broadway production

How Many Women
a.k.a. How Many Women?
Someone Else's Story
Terrace Duet
Hungarian Folk Song
No Contest
a.k.a. Winning
A Whole New Board Game
Let's Work Together
a.k.a. Apukad Eros Kezen

Chess - 1986 West End Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Olivier Awards - 1986 - Musical of the Year
Bjorn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson
Tim Rice
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actor in a Musical
Tommy Korberg
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical
Elaine Paige