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The 3rd Annual Benefit Concert
 
New Amsterdam Theatre, (9/22/2003 - 9/22/2003)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 22, 2003    
Closing Date: Sep 22, 2003 Total Performances: 1

Category: Special, Benefit, Concert, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: In and around the arenas of the World Chess Championships in Merano, Italy and one year later in Bangkok, Thailand. The Cold War Era of the early 1980s.



Production Staff
Produced by The Actors' Fund of America; Artistic Producer: Seth Rudetsky; Presented with special permission by the author of the original Broadway production: Richard Nelson; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Kato
Original Broadway production presented by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), 3 Knights Ltd. and Robert Fox Ltd.; Original Broadway production directed by Trevor Nunn
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Based on an idea by Tim Rice; Musical Director: Seth Rudetsky; Concert Adaptation: Tim Pinckney; Associate Musical Dir.: Steve Marzullo; Assistant Musical Dir.: Jesse C. Vargas; Music Preparation / Additional Orchestrations / Synthesizer Programmer: Jesse C. Vargas
Directed by Peter Flynn; Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli; Assistant Director: Russell Garrett and James Hindman
Scenic Design by Paul Weimer; Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter; Sound Design by Cynthia J. Hawkins; Make-Up Consultant: MAC Cosmetics
Executive Producer: Catherine Cooke
Production Stage Manager: Sherry Cohen; Stage Manager: Stephen Gruse, Mahlon Kruse, Marci Glotzer, Kenneth McGee, Jenny Dewar, Beverly Jenkins and James Valletti
Musical Coordinator: Charles Gordon
General Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Costume Coordinator: Michael Growler; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Assistant to the Director and Choreographer: Stephen Nachamie
Cast
Josh GrobanAnatoly
Julia MurneyFlorence
Adam PascalFreddie
Jonathan DokuchitzWalter
Raúl EsparzaArbiter
Sutton FosterSvetlana
Norm LewisMolokov
Meredith AkinsDancer
Yassmin AlersCHESS Choir
Albert AltovillaDancer
Kim AlvarezCHESS Choir
Farah AlvinEnsemble
Carrie Ellen AustinCHESS Choir
Aliane BaquerotDancer
David BarrusCHESS Choir
Raissa Katona BennettCHESS Choir
Stephen BienskieEnsemble
John BoltonEnsemble
Jerad BortzDancer
Kevin BottCHESS Choir
Stacey Lynn BrassCHESS Choir
Rachel BressDancer
Stuart CappsDancer
Ed CarloCHESS Choir
Lou CastroDancer
Lanene ChartersCHESS Choir
Kate Coffman-LloydEnsemble
Katherine Lynne ConditEnsemble
Tim CrossCHESS Choir
Stephanie D'AbruzzoCHESS Choir
Justin DanielCHESS Choir
Bobby DayeEnsemble
Ryan DietzCHESS Choir
John Treacy EganEnsemble
Markeisha EnsleyCHESS Choir
Mary FaberCHESS Choir
Phil FabryCHESS Choir
Barrett FoaCHESS Choir
Robert H. FowlerCHESS Choir
Susan FulginitiDancer
Laurie GamacheDancer
Julie GarnyéCHESS Choir
Tanesha Gary-StickneyCHESS Choir
Chris GhelfiDancer
Brian M. GolubCHESS Choir
Susan GoodmanCHESS Choir
Ann HaradaEnsemble
Nina HennesseyCHESS Choir
Ra-Sean HollowayDancer
Stephen Alexander HorstCHESS Choir
MaryAnn HuEnsemble
Cristin J. HubbardCHESS Choir
Adam HunterEnsemble
Jessica JacksonCHESS Choir
Gerti JamesCHESS Choir
Natalie Joy JohnsonCHESS Choir
Naomi KakukDancer
Laurie KanyokDancer
Jamie KarenDancer
Damian KeenanCHESS Choir
Trent Armand KendallCHESS Choir
Michael KlimzakCHESS Choir
Audrey KlingerEnsemble
Lynette KnappCHESS Choir
David LaddCHESS Choir
Anika LarsenEnsemble
Jason S. LittleEnsemble
Kristoffer LoweCHESS Choir
David McKeownCHESS Choir
Naomi NaughtonCHESS Choir
Darius NicholsCHESS Choir
Terri O'NeillCHESS Choir
Amanda Ryan PaigeCHESS Choir
Max PerlmanCHESS Choir
David PetrolleCHESS Choir
Larry RabenCHESS Choir
William RyallCHESS Choir
Charlie SchwartzCHESS Choir
Nicole Ruth SnelsonDancer
Doug StormEnsemble
Lawrence E. StreetCHESS Choir
Eileen TepperEnsemble
Shelley ThomasCHESS Choir
Ron TodorowskiDancer
Grant TurnerDancer
Richard WaitsEnsemble
Jessica WalkerDancer
Nyjah Moore WestbrooksCHESS Choir
Jason WestonDancer
Schele WilliamsCHESS Choir
Gustavo WonsDancer
Wysandria WoolseyCHESS Choir
Matt ZarleyCHESS Choir
Kristine ZbornikCHESS Choir
Christopher ZelnoCHESS Choir
music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; lyrics by Tim Rice
ACT 1 Sung By
The Story of ChessGregor Vassey
Press ConferenceFreddie, Florence and Reporters
Where I Want to BeAnatoly and Reporters
How Many WomenFlorence and Freddie
Merchandisers SongWalter and Merchandisers
U.S. Versus U.S.S.R.Molokov and American & Soviet Delegates
Chess HymnArbiter 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 StoryFlorence
One Night in BangkokFreddie and Company
Terrace DuetFlorence and Anatoly
So You Got What You WantFreddie and Florence
Nobody's SideFlorence
AnthemAnatoly
ACT 2 Sung By
Arbiter's SongArbiter and Company
Hungarian Folk SongCompany
Heaven Help My HeartFlorence
No ContestFreddie and Walter
You and IAnatoly, Florence and Svetlana
A Whole New Board GameFreddie
Let's Work TogetherWalter and Molokov
I Know Him So WellFlorence and Svetlana
Pity the ChildFreddie
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