Chess

November 8 - 24, 2019

Book by Richard Nelson, Lyrics by Tim Rice,
Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

East meets West in a rock opera that turns the ancient game into a metaphor for love won and lost during the cold war.

About The Show

The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals, and here they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. In this musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion, and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American, but falls for the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

Cast & Production

Cast

Coming Soon!

Production Team

Book
Richard Nelson
Lyrics
Tim Rice
Music
Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Director
Lorrie Ferguson
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, New York, New York.

Reviews

Ticketing Information

Online Ticketing opens October 16.
Box Office Opens October 28.

Running Time

2 hours plus a 15-minute intermission.

Content Advisory

We do our best to describe content for every show but sensitivities can always vary. This production contains suggestive themes and may not be suitable for children under 13.

More Information

Program (Coming Soon!)

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