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    Chess

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    Genre:Musical
    Rank:976
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    Albums:5
    Songs:87

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    2,021
    Where I Want To Be lyrics
    Chess feat. Josh Groban
    2
    2,283 4.4/5
    Endgame #3 / Chess Game #3 lyrics
    Chess feat. Idina Menzel, Josh Groban and Kerry Ellis
    3
    2,862 5.0/5
    The Soviet Machine lyrics
    Chess feat. David Bedella
    4
    3,071 5.0/5
    You And I [Reprise] lyrics
    Chess in duet with Josh Groban and Idina Menzel
    5
    3,431 3.3/5
    Press Conference lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel
    6
    3,835 5.0/5
    Commie Newspapers lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel
    7
    4,509 5.0/5
    Endgame lyrics
    8
    4,729
    Merano/What A Scene! What A Joy!/Merano [Reprise] lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal, Andrew Playfoot and Idina Menzel
    9
    4,881 4.0/5
    Nobody's Side lyrics
    10
    4,979
    Quartet [A Model Of Decorum And Tranquility] lyrics
    Chess feat. David Bedella, Idina Menzel, Josh Groban and Marti Pellow

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    101 4.6/5
    Chess In Concert (Live) [2009]
    2
    267 5.0/5
    Chess In Concert [1994]
    3
    1,573 5.0/5
    Chess på Svenska [2002]
    4
    2,119
    Chess In Concert (Live) DVD [2009]
    5Chess [1984]

    Biography

    Chess is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any specific individuals, the characters' personalities are loosely based on those of Victor Korchnoi and Bobby Fischer.

    Following the pattern of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, a concept album of Chess was recorded in 1984, and generated a number of hit singles. The first theatrical version of Chess opened in London's West End in 1986 and played for three years. A much-altered production premiered on Broadway in 1988 but was badly received by most critics and didn't attract large audiences. Chess, like Candide and other "cult" musicals, is frequently revised for new productions, many of which try to merge elements from both the London and Broadway versions.

    Chess came seventh in a BBC Radio 2 listener poll of the United Kingdom's "Number One Essential Musicals".

    For more info visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_%28musical%29

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