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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 Groban
Anatoly
Julia Murney
Florence
Adam Pascal
Freddie
Jonathan Dokuchitz
Walter
Raúl Esparza
Arbiter
Sutton Foster
Svetlana
Norm Lewis
Molokov
Meredith Akins
Dancer
Yassmin Alers
CHESS Choir
Albert Altovilla
Dancer
Kim Alvarez
CHESS Choir
Farah Alvin
Ensemble
Carrie Ellen Austin
CHESS Choir
Aliane Baquerot
Dancer
David Barrus
CHESS Choir
Raissa Katona Bennett
CHESS Choir
Stephen Bienskie
Ensemble
John Bolton
Ensemble
Jerad Bortz
Dancer
Kevin Bott
CHESS Choir
Stacey Lynn Brass
CHESS Choir
Rachel Bress
Dancer
Stuart Capps
Dancer
Ed Carlo
CHESS Choir
Lou Castro
Dancer
Lanene Charters
CHESS Choir
Kate Coffman-Lloyd
Ensemble
Katherine Lynne Condit
Ensemble
Tim Cross
CHESS Choir
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
CHESS Choir
Justin Daniel
CHESS Choir
Bobby Daye
Ensemble
Ryan Dietz
CHESS Choir
John Treacy Egan
Ensemble
Markeisha Ensley
CHESS Choir
Mary Faber
CHESS Choir
Phil Fabry
CHESS Choir
Barrett Foa
CHESS Choir
Robert H. Fowler
CHESS Choir
Susan Fulginiti
Dancer
Laurie Gamache
Dancer
Julie Garnyé
CHESS Choir
Tanesha Gary-Stickney
CHESS Choir
Chris Ghelfi
Dancer
Brian M. Golub
CHESS Choir
Susan Goodman
CHESS Choir
Ann Harada
Ensemble
Nina Hennessey
CHESS Choir
Ra-Sean Holloway
Dancer
Stephen Alexander Horst
CHESS Choir
MaryAnn Hu
Ensemble
Cristin J. Hubbard
CHESS Choir
Adam Hunter
Ensemble
Jessica Jackson
CHESS Choir
Gerti James
CHESS Choir
Natalie Joy Johnson
CHESS Choir
Naomi Kakuk
Dancer
Laurie Kanyok
Dancer
Jamie Karen
Dancer
Damian Keenan
CHESS Choir
Trent Armand Kendall
CHESS Choir
Michael Klimzak
CHESS Choir
Audrey Klinger
Ensemble
Lynette Knapp
CHESS Choir
David Ladd
CHESS Choir
Anika Larsen
Ensemble
Jason S. Little
Ensemble
Kristoffer Lowe
CHESS Choir
David McKeown
CHESS Choir
Naomi Naughton
CHESS Choir
Darius Nichols
CHESS Choir
Terri O'Neill
CHESS Choir
Amanda Ryan Paige
CHESS Choir
Max Perlman
CHESS Choir
David Petrolle
CHESS Choir
Larry Raben
CHESS Choir
William Ryall
CHESS Choir
Charlie Schwartz
CHESS Choir
Nicole Ruth Snelson
Dancer
Doug Storm
Ensemble
Lawrence E. Street
CHESS Choir
Eileen Tepper
Ensemble
Shelley Thomas
CHESS Choir
Ron Todorowski
Dancer
Grant Turner
Dancer
Richard Waits
Ensemble
Jessica Walker
Dancer
Nyjah Moore Westbrooks
CHESS Choir
Jason Weston
Dancer
Schele Williams
CHESS Choir
Gustavo Wons
Dancer
Wysandria Woolsey
CHESS Choir
Matt Zarley
CHESS Choir
Kristine Zbornik
CHESS Choir
Christopher Zelno
CHESS Choir
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