"Murder is a very British thing, isn't it? I mean, it's almost like a hobby over there.""Why do you insist you must hear the words? When you know I cannot give you words. Not the ones you need..."
I agree, the two full stage productions are beyond comparison and should really stay that way if your gonna talk about the concert here. I think the CD of the Broadway production is pretty fantastic.
The UK recording of 'Chess' is basically just a concept album that was released a year or two prior to the staging of the show. The album was very well received on release and did very well in the pop charts. This success made speculation high that the two ladies would open in the London premier. Alas, due to many contractual problems with record companies it was only Elaine Paige that opened the show. The production was dogged by a million problems prior to opening with everyone from original director Michael Bennett thru to cast members abandoning ship. I'm not alone in wondering how a very mediocre production got such a long run of 3 years in such a huge theatre!
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