Artistic director Eric Schaeffer (Million Dollar Quartet) helms the production, which runs at Signature's 276-seat MAX Theatre through Sept. 26. Opening night is scheduled for Aug. 29.
Also featured in the cast are Eleasha Gamble (Svetlana), along with Christopher Bloch (Molokov), Russell Sunday (Walter) and Chris Sizemore (Arbiter). The ensemble includes Jonathan Atkinson, Jamie Eacker, James Gardiner, Gregory Maheu, Katie McManus, Christopher Mueller, Bayla Whitten and Rachel Zampelli.
With music by Mamma Mia! composers Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, lyrics by Evita and Lion King lyricist Tim Rice, and book by playwright Richard Nelson (James Joyce's The Dead), "the 1984 cult musical of Cold War competition in love and chess is being given its first major U.S. production since 1995 and is the very first professional Washington-area production," according to Signature.
Chess features the hit single "One Night in Bangkok," and "Anthem," "I Know Him So Well," "Nobody's Side" and "Pity the Child."
Here is a look at the production:
Chess, With Euan Morton, Jill Paice and Jeremy Kushnier, at Signature Theatre
For tickets and information, call (703) 820-9771 or visit www.signature-theatre.org.