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Imperial Theatre, (4/28/1988 - 6/25/1988)
First Preview: Apr 11, 1988 Total Previews: 17
Opening Date: Apr 28, 1988    
Closing Date: Jun 25, 1988 Total Performances: 68

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Budapest, Hungary, 1956 and the Present. Bangkok, Thailand, the Present. Kennedy Airport, New York, the Present.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), 3 Knights Ltd. and Robert Fox Ltd.
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Based on an idea by Tim Rice; Book by Richard Nelson; Musical Director: Paul Bogaev; Music orchestrated by Anders Eljas; Music arranged by Anders Eljas
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Dance Staging by Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Associate Costume Design: Frank Krenz; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Andrew Bruce; Associate Sound Design: Tony Meola; Hair Design by Schubert & DiNiro; Make-Up Design by Schubert & DiNiro
Executive Producer: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.
Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Jake Bell, Zane Weiner and Ruth E. Rinklin; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Musical Supervisor: Paul Bogaev; Concert Master: Sanford Allen; Associate Conductor: Nicholas Cerrato; Violin: Dale Struckenbruck, Jue Yao, Sandra Billingslea, Stanley Hunte and Katherine Livolsi; Cello: Mark Shuman and Roberta Cooper; Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet: David Weiss; Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Flute: Edward Zuhlke; Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute: Charles Millard; Bassoon, Clarinet, Baritone Sax: Peter Simmons; Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet: James Hynes; Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Richard Hammett and David Rogers; Trombone: Clint Sharman; Bass Trombone: Richard Blanc; French Horn: Russell Rizner; Keyboards: Steven Margoshes, Robert Gustafson and John Mahoney; Drums: Tom Oldakowski; Guitar: Kevin Kuhn; Percussion: Nicholas Cerrato; Bass: Hugh Mason; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon Music Management, Inc.; Music Preparation: Larry Abel and John Knapp
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Dance Captain: Karen Babcock; Dialect Coach: Cindia Huppeler; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
David Carroll
Philip Casnoff
Judy Kuhn
Harry Goz
Paul Harman
Marcia Mitzman
Dennis Parlato
John Aller
Neal Ben-Ari
Gregor Vassey
Suzanne Briar
Steve Clemente
Katherine Lynne Condit
Ann Crumb
David Cryer
R. F. Daley
Gina Gallagher
Young Florence
Deborah Geneviere
Kurt Johns
Eric Johnson
American Embassy Official
Paul Laureano
Rosemary Loar
Judy McLane
Jessica Molaskey
Richard Muenz
American Embassy Official
Kip Niven
Francis Ruivivar
Alex Santoriello
Wysandria Woolsey
Swings: Karen Babcock and Craig Wells
Understudies: Ann Crumb (Florence, Svetlana), David Cryer (Molokov), Paul Harman (Anatoly), Kurt Johns (Freddie), Judy McLane (Florence), Richard Muenz (Anatoly), Kip Niven (Walter), Chrystal Pennington (Young Florence), Alex Santoriello (Arbiter) and Wysandria Woolsey (Svetlana)
Tony Award®
1988 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
David Carroll
1988 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Judy Kuhn
Drama Desk Award
1988 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
David Carroll
1988 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Judy Kuhn
1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Harry Goz
1988 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
1988 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
David Hersey
Theatre World
winner 1988 Award [recipient]
Philip Casnoff
music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; lyrics by Tim Rice
ACT 1 Sung By
The Story of Chess Gregor Vassey
Press Conference Freddie, Florence and Reporters
Where I Want to Be Anatoly and Reporters
How Many Women Florence and Freddie
Merchandisers Song Walter and Merchandisers
U.S. Versus U.S.S.R. Molokov and American & Soviet Delegates
Chess Hymn Arbiter and Company
Quartet (A Model of Decorum & Tranquility) Molokov, Florence, Arbiter and Anatoly
You Want to Lose Your Only Friend? Florence and Freddie
Someone Else's Story Florence
One Night in Bangkok Freddie and Company
Terrace Duet Florence and Anatoly
So You Got What You Want Freddie and Florence
Nobody's Side Florence
Anthem Anatoly
ACT 2 Sung By
Arbiter's Song Arbiter and Company
Hungarian Folk Song Company
Heaven Help My Heart Florence
No Contest Freddie and Walter
You and I Anatoly, Florence and Svetlana
A Whole New Board Game Freddie
Let's Work Together Walter and Molokov
I Know Him So Well Florence and Svetlana
Pity the Child Freddie
Lullaby (Apukad Eros Kezen) Gregor Vassey and Florence
Lullaby (Apukad Eros Kezen) Anatoly, Freddie and Company
You and I (Reprise) Anatoly and Florence
Anthem (Reprise) Florence