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Chess

Chess

by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice and Richard Nelson

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Chess

Chess




A new musical with original music from ABBA about events during the Cold War.


Story:

The story of an American chess champion, his Russian opponent who defects to the west, and a Hungarian born American who transfers her affections from the American to the Russian.


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Composer

Composer
Benny Andersson

Composer

Composer
Bjorn Ulvaeus

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Tim Rice

Librettist

Librettist
Richard Nelson



  • Premiere
  • 2003
  • 2009 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 28, 1988
Total Performances
68
Original Cast
Judy Kuhn, David Carroll, Philip Casnoff, Dennis Parlato, Marcia Mitzman, Paul Harman, Harry Goz, Ann Crumb
Director
Trevor Nunn
Choreographer
Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Musical Director
Paul Bogaev
Orchestrations
Anders Eljas
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design
David Hersey

2003 Broadway Revival

Theatre
New Amsterdam Theatre
Opening Night
Sep 22, 2003
Total Performances
1
Original Cast
Josh Groban, Julia Murney, Adam Pascal, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Raúl Esparza, Sutton Foster, Norm Lewis
Director
Peter Flynn
Choreographer
Christopher Gattelli
Musical Director
Seth Rudetsky
Orchestrations
Jesse C. Vargas
Scenic Design
Paul Weimer
Lighting Design
Jeff Croiter

2009 Film Version

Movie Name
Chess in Concert
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Hugh Wooldridge
Starring
Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal





CDs

CD
Original London Cast Album

CD
2009 Concert Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Chess in Concert DVD


Other

Merchandise




1988 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - David Carroll
Best Actress in a Musical - Judy Kuhn

1988 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - David Carroll
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Judy Kuhn
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Harry Goz
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Lighting Design

1988 Theatre World Award Nominations

Philip Casnoff

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