Chess

Musical - Original

Imperial Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 11, 1988
  • Opening Date: April 28, 1988
  • Closing Date: June 25, 1988
  • Previews: 17
  • Performances: 68

Music: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

Book: Richard Nelson

Lyrics: Tim Rice

Synopsis

American and Russian chess champions play a match against each other — and compete for the same woman — at the height of the Cold War.

 

Opening Night Cast

David Carroll Anatoly
Philip Casnoff in Chess Philip Casnoff Freddie
Judy Kuhn in Chess Judy Kuhn Florence
Neal Benari in Chess Neal Benari Gregor Vassey
Gina Gallagher Young Florence
Harry Goz Molokov
Paul Harman in Chess Paul Harman Arbiter
Kurt Johns Nickolai
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Richard Nelson Book
Benny Andersson Benny Andersson Music
Björn Ulvaeus Björn Ulvaeus Music
Tim Rice Tim Rice Lyrics
Trevor Nunn Trevor Nunn Director
Robin Wagner Robin Wagner Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Actor in a Musical David Carroll Nominee
1988 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Judy Kuhn Nominee
1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Harry Goz Nominee
1988 Outstanding Lighting Design David Hersey Nominee
1988 Outstanding Music Björn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson
Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Theatre World Award Philip Casnoff Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Actor in a Musical David Carroll Nominee
1988 Actress in a Musical Judy Kuhn Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 26, 1988 4 $352,698
-
$11,176 $36.07
-
9779
1406
8
0
86.94% 3.39%
Jun. 19, 1988 3 $341,522
-
-$30,699 $36.34
-
9398
1406
8
0
83.55% -5.64%
Jun. 12, 1988 2 $372,221
-
$48,362 $37.10
-
10032
1406
8
0
89.19% 11.40%
Jun. 5, 1988 1 $323,859
-
- $37.01
-
8750
1406
8
0
77.79% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,390,300
-
  $36.63 37959
44992
32
0
84.37 %  
Cumulative
  $3,806,343
-
  $37.86
$0.00
100726
119510
68
17
84.28 %  
 
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