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The 3rd Annual Benefit Concert
 
New Amsterdam Theatre , (9/22/2003 - 9/22/2003)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Sep 22, 2003   
Closing Date:Sep 22, 2003 Total Performances:1

Category: Special, Benefit, Concert, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: In and around the arenas of the World Chess Championships in Merano, Italy and one year later in Bangkok, Thailand. The Cold War Era of the early 1980s.


Production Staff
Produced by The Actors' Fund of America; Artistic Producer: Seth Rudetsky; Presented with special permission by the author of the original Broadway production: Richard Nelson; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Kato
Original Broadway production presented by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), 3 Knights Ltd. and Robert Fox Ltd.; Original Broadway production directed by Trevor Nunn
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Based on an idea by Tim Rice; Musical Director: Seth Rudetsky; Concert Adaptation: Tim Pinckney; Associate Musical Dir.: Steve Marzullo; Assistant Musical Dir.: Jesse C. Vargas; Music Preparation / Additional Orchestrations / Synthesizer Programmer: Jesse C. Vargas
Directed by Peter Flynn; Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli; Assistant Director: Russell Garrett and James Hindman
Scenic Design by Paul Weimer; Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter; Sound Design by Cynthia J. Hawkins; Make-Up Consultant: MAC Cosmetics
Executive Producer: Catherine Cooke
Production Stage Manager: Sherry Cohen; Stage Manager: Stephen Gruse, Mahlon Kruse, Marci Glotzer, Kenneth McGee, Jenny Dewar, Beverly Jenkins and James Valletti
Musical Coordinator: Charles Gordon
General Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Costume Coordinator: Michael Growler; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Assistant to the Director and Choreographer: Stephen Nachamie
Cast
Josh Groban Anatoly
Julia Murney Florence
Adam Pascal Freddie
Jonathan Dokuchitz Walter
Raúl Esparza Arbiter
Sutton Foster Svetlana
Norm Lewis Molokov
Meredith Akins Dancer
Yassmin Alers CHESS Choir
Albert Altovilla Dancer
Kim Alvarez CHESS Choir
Farah Alvin Ensemble
Carrie Ellen Austin CHESS Choir
Aliane Baquerot Dancer
David Barrus CHESS Choir
Raissa Katona Bennett CHESS Choir
Stephen Bienskie Ensemble
John Bolton Ensemble
Jerad Bortz Dancer
Kevin Bott CHESS Choir
Stacey Lynn Brass CHESS Choir
Rachel Bress Dancer
Stuart Capps Dancer
Ed Carlo CHESS Choir
Lou Castro Dancer
Lanene Charters CHESS Choir
Kate Coffman-Lloyd Ensemble
Katherine Lynne Condit Ensemble
Tim Cross CHESS Choir
Stephanie D'Abruzzo CHESS Choir
Justin Daniel CHESS Choir
Bobby Daye Ensemble
Ryan Dietz CHESS Choir
John Treacy Egan Ensemble
Markeisha Ensley CHESS Choir
Mary Faber CHESS Choir
Phil Fabry CHESS Choir
Barrett Foa CHESS Choir
Robert H. Fowler CHESS Choir
Susan Fulginiti Dancer
Laurie Gamache Dancer
Julie Garnyé CHESS Choir
Tanesha Gary-Stickney CHESS Choir
Chris Ghelfi Dancer
Brian M. Golub CHESS Choir
Susan Goodman CHESS Choir
Ann Harada Ensemble
Nina Hennessey CHESS Choir
Ra-Sean Holloway Dancer
Stephen Alexander Horst CHESS Choir
MaryAnn Hu Ensemble
Cristin J. Hubbard CHESS Choir
Adam Hunter Ensemble
Jessica Jackson CHESS Choir
Gerti James CHESS Choir
Natalie Joy Johnson CHESS Choir
Naomi Kakuk Dancer
Laurie Kanyok Dancer
Jamie Karen Dancer
Damian Keenan CHESS Choir
Trent Armand Kendall CHESS Choir
Michael Klimzak CHESS Choir
Audrey Klinger Ensemble
Lynette Knapp CHESS Choir
David Ladd CHESS Choir
Anika Larsen Ensemble
Jason S. Little Ensemble
Kristoffer Lowe CHESS Choir
David McKeown CHESS Choir
Naomi Naughton CHESS Choir
Darius Nichols CHESS Choir
Terri O'Neill CHESS Choir
Amanda Ryan Paige CHESS Choir
Max Perlman CHESS Choir
David Petrolle CHESS Choir
Larry Raben CHESS Choir
William Ryall CHESS Choir
Charlie Schwartz CHESS Choir
Nicole Ruth Snelson Dancer
Doug Storm Ensemble
Lawrence E. Street CHESS Choir
Eileen Tepper Ensemble
Shelley Thomas CHESS Choir
Ron Todorowski Dancer
Grant Turner Dancer
Richard Waits Ensemble
Jessica Walker Dancer
Nyjah Moore Westbrooks CHESS Choir
Jason Weston Dancer
Schele Williams CHESS Choir
Gustavo Wons Dancer
Wysandria Woolsey CHESS Choir
Matt Zarley CHESS Choir
Kristine Zbornik CHESS Choir
Christopher Zelno CHESS Choir
music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; lyrics by Tim Rice
ACT 1Sung 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 2Sung 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
Lullaby (Apukad Eros Kezen) Anatoly, Freddie and Company
You and I (Reprise)Anatoly and Florence
Anthem (Reprise)Florence