MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 28, 1988
Closing Date
Jun 25, 1988
1st Preview
Apr 11, 1988
1st Preview
Apr 11, 1988
Previews
17
Performances
68
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Imperial Theatre
(Apr 28, 1988 - Jun 25, 1988)

Setting
Budapest, Hungary, 1956 and the Present. Bangkok, Thailand, the Present. Kennedy Airport, New York, the Present.

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; Assistant Orchestrator: Steven Margoshes
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Dance Staging by Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Assistant Scenic Design: Charles E. McCarry and Ron Kadri; 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; Assistant Sound Design: Mark Menard; Hair Design by Schubert & DiNiro; Make-Up Design by Schubert & DiNiro; Assistant Hair Design: Gloria Rivera
Executive Producer: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Assistant Co. Mgr: Tom Domenici
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
Assistant Designer to Mr. Wagner: David Peterson; Assistant Designer to Mr. Hersey: Jeffrey Whitsett and Ted Mather
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; Logo Design by Dewynters, Limited; Mink and Fox Furs by Flemington Fur Company
Anatoly
Freddie
Florence
Molokov
Arbiter
Svetlana
Ensemble
Gregor Vassey
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Young Florence
Nickolai
 
Ensemble
Harold
American Embassy Official
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Joe
American Embassy Official
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
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)
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
You and I (Reprise)
Anatoly and Florence
Anthem (Reprise)
Florence

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in a Musical

1988 Nominee
David Carroll
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1988 Nominee
Judy Kuhn

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1988 Nominee
David Carroll
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1988 Nominee
Judy Kuhn
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1988 Nominee
Harry Goz
 

Outstanding Music

1988 Nominee
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1988 Nominee
Lighting Design by David Hersey

Theatre World

Award

1988 Recipient
Philip Casnoff
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