Chess Like Never Before! See Pics From a New Staging, Setting the Action in the Present Day Middle East

News   Chess Like Never Before! See Pics From a New Staging, Setting the Action in the Present Day Middle East Chess, the 1980s rock musical that played London and subsequently Broadway, began performances at White Plains Performing Arts Center on August 7 for a run through August 9.

"In this production of Chess," according to press notes, "the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, political power-plays and international intrigues. From one match to another, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score by ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, with book by Richard Nelson and lyrics by Tim Rice."

The cast is headed by Amanda Renee Baker as Florence with John Cormier and Conor McGiffin as well as by Allison Butler, Ruby Day, Andrew Hendrick, Gilgamesh Taggett and So Young Jeon, with John Cedric Anderson, Bryan Campo, James Caposito, Carly Dieck, Victoria Dieck, Nashard Shawndell Gales, Daisy Guevara, Sarah Heinzmann, Tyler Henson, Nick LeMay, Michelle Morris, Elodie Lucinda Mamie Morss, April Nuovo, Casey O’Donnell, Simona Persampieri, Casey Sacco, Sam Stein, Kat Vaccaro, Bjorn Van den Berghe, Samantha Alicandri, Haleigh Brown and Lielle Kaidar.

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