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    Chess

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    Genre:Musical
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    Albums:5
    Songs:87

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    2,573
    The Arbiter lyrics
    Chess feat. Marti Pellow
    2
    3,028 3.0/5
    Nobody's Side lyrics
    3
    3,392 4.4/5
    Endgame #3 / Chess Game #3 lyrics
    Chess feat. Idina Menzel, Josh Groban and Kerry Ellis
    4
    3,687 5.0/5
    Commie Newspapers lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel
    5
    3,723
    Merano/What A Scene! What A Joy!/Merano [Reprise] lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal, Andrew Playfoot and Idina Menzel
    6
    3,800 5.0/5
    You And I lyrics
    Chess in duet with Idina Menzel and Josh Groban
    7
    3,912 5.0/5
    The Story Of Chess lyrics
    Chess feat. Marti Pellow
    8
    4,006 5.0/5
    You And I [Reprise] lyrics
    Chess in duet with Josh Groban and Idina Menzel
    9
    4,021
    1956 - Budapest Is Rising lyrics
    Chess feat. Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel
    10
    4,576 5.0/5
    Nobody's Side lyrics
    Chess feat. Idina Menzel

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    89 4.7/5
    Chess In Concert (Live) [2009]
    2
    678 5.0/5
    Chess In Concert [1994]
    3
    730
    Chess på Svenska [2002]
    4
    1,165
    Chess [1984]
    5
    3,235
    Chess In Concert (Live) DVD [2009]

    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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