Don’t Miss Monday Night’s Game of Chess!
On Monday, July 30th, 2012, a special presentation of a new through-composed version of CHESS “In Concert” will take over LaGuardia at Lincoln Center — and benefit The Actors Fund. An 80s sensation inspired by the Fischer-Spassky chess matches at the height of the Cold War, Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ CHESS pits American and Russian masters against each other in Merano and Bangkok, where Florence Vassy manages one and falls for the other. This new version, produced and directed by Christopher Martin (founding artistic director of Classic Stage Company), is based on the original Concept Album and virtually all of the London score.
A stellar cast featuring Robert Cuccioli (Tony nominee Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables), Natascia Diaz (Capeman, Tick, Tick…BOOM), Drew Sarich (Les Miserables, Rocky), Tamra Hayden, Raymond Jaramillo McLeod, Gus Solomons Jr, and an 18 member ensemble, will also feature musical direction by Valerie Sciarra.
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The Fund and CHESS have a wonderful history, including a 2003 benefit concert produced by The Fund, which featured an incredible list of Broadway greats, including Josh Groban, Julia Murney, Raúl Esparza, Adam Pascal, Norm Lewis, Sutton Foster, and many others. Check out this video of Julia Murney and Sutton Foster performing “I Know Him So Well.”