"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 at London's Prince Edward Theatre was a love story set amid a
world championship chess match, the tensions of the Cold War,
and a media circus. It ran for three years. When the Berlin Wall fell,
a radically altered version of the show was presented on Broadway and

Then Tim Rice's original post-Cold War revision was staged in
Sydney, Australia and was a hit.

Since then, there have been dozens of productions worldwide--each
one different from the last.

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

variations left to be played

The webmaster 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 webmaster.
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This page conceived, designed and maintained by Sylvia Stoddard

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