Tickets for L.A. ‘Chess’ Benefit Go On Sale July 18
by BWW News Desk

Tickets go on sale July 18th at for the upcoming benefit performance of Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus‘ Chess, which will be presented at the Ford Amphitheatre on September 17th. Produced by Brian Michael Purcell, the event will raise funds, in which part of the proceeds will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Chess centers around a chess championship and features the story of a world championship chess match between the Americans and the Russians. Set during the end of the cold war (1970’s) a romantic triangle begins when an American chess champion defends his title against a Russian opponent who plans to defect. The show will feature musical direction by Dan Redfeld (Little Women) and choreography by A.C. Ciulla (Footloose, Tony nomination).

The event will star Tony-nominee Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Triumph of Love), Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Les Miserables), Cindy Robinson (Into The Woods, Carousel, Peter Pan), Thomas Griffith (The Best Little Whorehouse Texas, 1776 at Hollywood Bowl), Tom Schmid (Annie Get Your Gun, The Last Empress), Eric Kunze (Jesus Christ Superstar national tour) and Matthew Morrison (The Light in the Piazza, Hairspray tour, 10 Million Miles).

Here is the full release.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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