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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.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Lyricist: Tim Rice
Librettist: Richard Nelson and Tim Rice

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

Broadway Revival
Theatre: New Amsterdam Theatre
Opening Night: Sep 22, 2003
Total Performances: 1
Original Cast: Josh Groban, Julia Murney, Adam Pascal, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Raśl 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

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