THE STORY OF CHESS
"One of the best rock scores ever produced for the theatre. . .
A difficult, demanding and rewarding show, one that pushes
the boundaries of the form" - William A. Henry III, Time
For those who know Chess only from a recording, this site will give you
an idea of the staged productions; for the aficianado, the entire spectrum
of worldwide variations.


Chess is a love story set amid a world champion chess match, the
tensions of the Cold War, and a media circus. When the Berlin Wall fell,
a radically altered version of the show was presented on Broadway and
failed.

Come, explore the world of Chess, the musical everybody thought
they could fix . . . but was there anything wrong with it to begin with?


variations left to be played

The author of this website is in no way affiliated with the creators
or producers of any production of the musical Chess.
All opinions, especially those in the "Commentary" sections are strictly those of the author.

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