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Will Chess Make A Move to Broadway in 2018?

Chess might make a move back to Broadway According to a recent interview with Whatsonstage, creator Tim Rice is hard at work on a revised version of the original 1986 show.'We've got a new team in who helped to restructure the storylineand it seemed to work really well as a tabletop production, but the plan is to bring it to Broadway late next year,' says Rice.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Nicholas Edwards, Ari McKay Wilford, Natascia Diaz and More in Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco Gypsy, The Flick. With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Tim Rice Evita, Chess, featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story comes to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's Max Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Video: See Nicholas Edwards and More in Highlights from Jesus Christ Superstar at D.C.'s Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar,directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco Gypsy, The Flick. With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Tim Rice Evita, Chess, featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's Max Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. Watch highlights from the show in the new trailer below
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Sara Bareilles on the Songs of Her Life — Including the Waitress Tune She Rewrote ’40 Times’

Sara Bareilles on the Songs of Her Life — Including the Waitress Tune She Rewrote ’40 Times’
Sara Bareilles may have made a name for herself on the pop charts with Grammy-nominated hits like “Love Song” and “Brave,” but the 37-year-old singer grew up a theater kid.

“My first introduction into music was theater cast albums,” Bareilles tells People, during a sit-down in New York City. “Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, Little Shop of Horrors, Chess — you name it, I was all about it.”

She had a chance to write her very own theater cast album with Waitress — the hit 2016 musical she composed about a waitress in a small town who enters a pie contest
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/20/16- Judy Kuhn

Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Miserables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles Florence Vassy in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus formerly of Abba and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the
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Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' Alongside Chadwick Boseman

Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' Alongside Chadwick Boseman
"Captain America: Civil War" abounds in familiar faces fighting amongst themselves, but its most exciting element was a new presence: Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, real name T’Challa. The warrior king of a fictional African country named Wakanda will next be seen in his own spinoff film — and so, apparently, will Lupita Nyong'o. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the "12 Years a Slave" Oscar winner is in talks to join Ryan Coogler's take on the Marvel character as Black Panther's as-yet unnamed love interest. Read More: 'Queen of Katwe' Trailer: Lupita Nyong'o & David Oyelowo Inspire Greatness in Mira Nair's Chess Drama Nyong'o is among a small handful of actors to win an Academy Award for their debut performance, and since bursting onto the scene with "12 Years" has featured in the likes of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "The Jungle Book." Boseman, meanwhile, made a name
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 4/28/16- Chess

Today in 1988, Chess opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 68 performances. Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, formerly of Abba, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other all in the context of a Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, during which both countries wanted to win international chess tournaments for propaganda purposes.
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/20/15- Judy Kuhn

Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Miserables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles Florence Vassy in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus formerly of Abba and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

Stage Tube: On This Day for 4/28/15- Chess

Today in 1988, Chess opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 68 performances. Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, formerly of Abba, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other all in the context of a Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, during which both countries wanted to win international chess tournaments for propaganda purposes.
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InDepth InterView: Matt Bogart Talks 54 Sings Chess, Plus 2000+ Jersey Boys Broadway Performances, Aida Memories, Solo Album News & More

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's best baritones all about his accomplished career in musical theatre that began nearly 20 years ago with a memorable turn in Miss Saigon, the thoughtful and debonair Matt Bogart. In addition to looking back at his arrival on Broadway during the mega-musical era, Bogart also comments on subsequent starring roles in Broadway productions ranging from Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning Aida to Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy's The Civil War and far beyond. Additionally, Bogart sheds considerable light on projects he has participated in over the years in regional productions and workshops, including The Baker's Wife, Camelot, Ace and more. Most importantly, Bogart offers the full 411 on this weekend's hotly anticipated evening of music from famous rock concept musical Chess and clues us in on what we can expect from the starry evening, directed by Scott Coulter. Furthermore, Bogart
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InDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, Unbreakable: The Musical, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on Rent, Aida & More

Today we are talking to the originator of leading roles in two iconic Tony Award-winning musicals of the 1990s and 2000s, Rent and Aida, as well as a notable presence on the Great White Way in musicals such as Cabaret, Chicago and Memphis - the charismatic and steel-voiced Adam Pascal. Reflecting on his career highlights as part of Jonathan Larson's seminal rock musical Rent and how it defined an entire generation, Pascal opens up about his participation in the early stages of the show as well as comments on the enduring legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning musical in its 20th anniversary year. Furthermore, Pascal sheds some light on his other originating role in a Broadway musical as part of Elton John and Tim Rice's Disney stage musical Aida, sharing observations on headlining a new musical of such epic proportions. Most importantly, Pascal previews what audiences can expect from his
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Tim Rice – A Life in Song now on FilmOn’s BBC Two Channel

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Tim Rice – A Life in Song now on FilmOn’s BBC Two Channel
This Christmas, celebrate the life and musical achievements of legendary lyricist Tim Rice in the BBC Two special “Tim Rice – A Life in Song.” The special features moments from Rice’s 40 years in the music business, including many of his hit songs and movie moments including songs from “The Lion King” and “Evita.” Here’s more about the special. A celebration of one of our greatest musical lyricists. Tim Rice, in the company of Michael Grade, reminisces over 40 years of hit songs that conquered the world. Before each one is performed, hear the stories behind some of his best-loved work from Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and The Lion [ Read More ]

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InDepth InterView: Sir Tim Rice On From Here To Eternity Story To Stage To Screen, Plus Chess, Aladdin & More

Today we are talking to a multi-award-winning stage and screen musical master all about the forthcoming Fathom presentation of his new musical From Here To Eternity premiering in movie theaters nationwide early next month, the sharp and affable Sir Tim Rice. Outlining his impetus for pursuing a musical adaptation of the acclaimed novel upon which the multi-Academy Award-winning film is based, Rice reveals what drew him to the project as well as what viewers can expect from the dense, complex and majestic score created along with composer Stuart Brayson for the enterprise. Additionally, Rice sheds some light on the specifics of crafting the show, with a special emphasis on the controversial elements contained within the material. Plus, Rice shares specific examples of how some of the biggest showstoppers in the rich and varied score were crafted, as well as his impressions of the impeccable cast featured in the stage version,
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Comic Book Release List – August 6, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

215 Ink

Enormous #2 (Cover A Mehdi Cheggour), $3.99

Enormous #2 (Cover B Christian Dibari), $3.99

Abstract Studios

Rachel Rising #27 (not verified by Diamond), $3.99

Sip Kids #1, $4.99

Action Lab Entertainment

Fracture Vice And Virtue Tp, $11.99

Amaze Ink (Slave Labor Graphics)

Collected Works Of Filler Bunny Tp, $11.95

I Feel Sick #1 (New Printing), $4.95

I Feel Sick #2 (New Printing), $4.95

Amigo Comics

Rogues Volume 2 Cold Ship #3 (Of 5), $3.99

Amp! Comics For Kids

Muddy Max Volume 1 The Mystery Of Marsh Creek Gn, $9.99

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Reading With Pictures Comics That Make Kids Smarter Hc, $19.99

Antarctic Press

Rod Espinosa’s Steampunk Fables Tp, $14.99

Archie Comic Publications

Archie #658 (Dan DeCarlo Betty Variant Cover), $2.99

Archie #658 (Dan DeCarlo Veronica Variant Cover), $2.99

Archie #658 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Archie The Married Life Volume 5 Tp, $19.99

Death Of Archie A Life Celebrated Tp,
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Fame Academy: David Sneddon, Alistair Griffin - Where are they now?

Fame Academy may only have lasted two series, but boy, did it burn bright. And even though it was over ten years ago that it was on our screens, we're still belting out David Sneddon's utter tune 'Stop Living The Lie' at our DS karaoke sessions.

But the news of series two's Alistair Griffin teaming up with Kimberley Walsh for a Tour de France single got us thinking - what happened to all of our favourite Fame Academy contestants? Well, here's what we could find out about 16 of the students over both series...

Series One

Ashley House

Ashley might have been eliminated in week one of Fame Academy (the shame) but he's not let that little disappointment hold him back. He went on to guest star in an episode of Cbbc's Mi: High... look, we promise, this gets better. He's now a sports presenter who helped launch Arsenal TV,
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The Lion King Turns 20: Lyricist Tim Rice Talks About Writing 5 Iconic Songs

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The Lion King Turns 20: Lyricist Tim Rice Talks About Writing 5 Iconic Songs
Broadway lyricist Tim Rice, whose credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, and Aida, is more than just a wordsmith — he’s also an adept juggler. When the songwriter hunkered down to pen tunes for 1994's The Lion King, he also found himself recruited for Aladdin, taking over after the sudden passing of lyricist Howard Ashman. Rice had never written for an animated movie before. “I had two shots at it,” he says with a relieved laugh “Both worked, I'm glad to say.”With composer Alan Menken tied up on Aladdin, Rice searched for a second collaborator who could give The Lion King a “rock presence.” Elton John made perfect sense: Rice had penned “Legal Boys” for the musician’s 1982 album Jump Up!, he admired John's composing talents, and they were both British (“I was biased,” Rice jokes). When John agreed to join him,
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Stage Tube: On This Day 5/20- Judy Kuhn

Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Miserables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles Florence Vassy in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus formerly of Abba and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the
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Idina Menzel beyond 'Frozen,' 'Wicked,' and 'Rent': A closer look at the Oscar performer -- Video

Idina Menzel beyond 'Frozen,' 'Wicked,' and 'Rent': A closer look at the Oscar performer -- Video
Idina Menzel has had one amazing career. She’s helped create three very different roles that have become global cultural phenomenons, from Maureen in Rent (both on stage and film), winning a Tony as Elphaba in Wicked, and now as the voice of Elsa in Disney’s Frozen. So why isn’t she a household name in non-Broadway-obsessed houses?

Well, unless you’re a die-hard theater nerd, you’re likely to only know the name of Menzel’s projects or roles rather than the New York native herself. Now that Menzel has officially been announced to perform Frozen’s smash
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Stage Tube: On This Day 5/20- Judy Kuhn

Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Miserables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles Florence Vassy in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus formerly of Abba and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

Comic Book Release List – May 8, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Abrams Comicarts

Good Riddance A Graphic Memoir Of Divorce Gn, $17.95

Legends Of The Blues Hc, $19.95

Raven Girl Gn, $19.95

AC Comics

Men Of Mystery #89, $29.95

Amulet Books

Will And Whit Gn, $12.95

Ape Entertainment

Drew HayesPoison Elves #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Archaia Entertainment

Mumbai Confidential Volume 1 Good Cop Bad Cop Hc, $24.95

Archie Comic Publications

Jugheads Double Digest #192, $3.99

Life With Archie #29 (Fernando Ruiz Regular Cover), $3.99

Life With Archie #29 (Jon Gray Variant Cover), $3.99

Mega Man #25 (Matt Herms Evil Friends Forever Variant Cover), $2.99

Mega Man #25 (Patrick Spaziante Gatefold Regular Cover), $2.99

Sonic Super Special Magazine #7, $9.99

Aspen Comics

Executive Assistant Assassins #10 (Cover A Jorden Gunderson), $3.99

Executive Assistant Assassins #10 (Cover B Ryan Odagawa), $3.99

Fathom Volume 4 #9 (Cover A Alex Konat), $3.50

Fathom Volume 4 #9 (Cover B Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.50

Fathom
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