The 3rd Annual Benefit Concert


New Amsterdam Theatre, (9/22/2003 - 9/22/2003)

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.

Opening Night 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

Opening Night Cast

Josh GrobanAnatoly
Julia MurneyFlorence
Adam PascalFreddie
Jonathan DokuchitzWalter
Raúl EsparzaArbiter
Sutton FosterSvetlana
Norm LewisMolokov
Meredith AkinsDancer
Yassmin AlersCHESS Choir
Albert AltovillaDancer
Kim AlvarezCHESS Choir
Farah AlvinEnsemble
Carrie Ellen AustinCHESS Choir
Aliane BaquerotDancer
David BarrusCHESS Choir
Raissa Katona BennettCHESS Choir
Stephen BienskieEnsemble
John BoltonEnsemble
Jerad BortzDancer
Kevin BottCHESS Choir
Stacey Lynn BrassCHESS Choir
Rachel BressDancer
Stuart CappsDancer
Ed CarloCHESS Choir
Lou CastroDancer
Lanene ChartersCHESS Choir
Kate Coffman-LloydEnsemble
Katherine Lynne ConditEnsemble
Tim CrossCHESS Choir
Stephanie D'AbruzzoCHESS Choir
Justin DanielCHESS Choir
Bobby DayeEnsemble
Ryan DietzCHESS Choir
John Treacy EganEnsemble
Markeisha EnsleyCHESS Choir
Mary FaberCHESS Choir
Phil FabryCHESS Choir
Barrett FoaCHESS Choir
Robert H. FowlerCHESS Choir
Susan FulginitiDancer
Laurie GamacheDancer
Julie GarnyéCHESS Choir
Tanesha Gary-StickneyCHESS Choir
Chris GhelfiDancer
Brian M. GolubCHESS Choir
Susan GoodmanCHESS Choir
Ann HaradaEnsemble
Nina HennesseyCHESS Choir
Ra-Sean HollowayDancer
Stephen Alexander HorstCHESS Choir
MaryAnn HuEnsemble
Cristin J. HubbardCHESS Choir
Adam HunterEnsemble
Jessica JacksonCHESS Choir
Gerti JamesCHESS Choir
Natalie Joy JohnsonCHESS Choir
Naomi KakukDancer
Laurie KanyokDancer
Jamie KarenDancer
Damian KeenanCHESS Choir
Trent Armand KendallCHESS Choir
Michael KlimzakCHESS Choir
Audrey KlingerEnsemble
Lynette KnappCHESS Choir
David LaddCHESS Choir
Anika LarsenEnsemble
Jason S. LittleEnsemble
Kristoffer LoweCHESS Choir
David McKeownCHESS Choir
Naomi NaughtonCHESS Choir
Darius NicholsCHESS Choir
Terri O'NeillCHESS Choir
Amanda Ryan PaigeCHESS Choir
Max PerlmanCHESS Choir
David PetrolleCHESS Choir
Larry RabenCHESS Choir
William RyallCHESS Choir
Charlie SchwartzCHESS Choir
Nicole Ruth SnelsonDancer
Doug StormEnsemble
Lawrence E. StreetCHESS Choir
Eileen TepperEnsemble
Shelley ThomasCHESS Choir
Ron TodorowskiDancer
Grant TurnerDancer
Richard WaitsEnsemble
Jessica WalkerDancer
Nyjah Moore WestbrooksCHESS Choir
Jason WestonDancer
Schele WilliamsCHESS Choir
Gustavo WonsDancer
Wysandria WoolseyCHESS Choir
Matt ZarleyCHESS Choir
Kristine ZbornikCHESS Choir
Christopher ZelnoCHESS Choir

Songs

music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; lyrics by Tim Rice

ACT 1 Sung By
The Story of Chess
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Gregor Vassey
Press Conference
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Freddie, Florence and Reporters
Where I Want to Be
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Anatoly and Reporters
How Many Women
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Florence and Freddie
Merchandisers Song
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Walter and Merchandisers
U.S. Versus U.S.S.R.
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Molokov and American & Soviet Delegates
Chess Hymn
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Arbiter and Company
Quartet (A Model of Decorum & Tranquility)
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Molokov, Florence, Arbiter and Anatoly
You Want to Lose Your Only Friend?
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Florence and Freddie
Someone Else's Story
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Florence
One Night in Bangkok
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Freddie and Company
Terrace Duet
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Florence and Anatoly
So You Got What You Want
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Freddie and Florence
Nobody's Side
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Florence
Anthem
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Anatoly
ACT 2 Sung By
Arbiter's Song
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Arbiter and Company
Hungarian Folk Song
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Company
Heaven Help My Heart
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Florence
No Contest
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Freddie and Walter
You and I
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Anatoly, Florence and Svetlana
A Whole New Board Game
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Freddie
Let's Work Together
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Walter and Molokov
I Know Him So Well
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Florence and Svetlana
Pity the Child
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Freddie
Lullaby (Apukad Eros Kezen)
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Gregor Vassey and Florence
Lullaby (Apukad Eros Kezen)
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Anatoly, Freddie and Company
You and I (Reprise)
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Anatoly and Florence
Anthem (Reprise)
(music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Florence
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