Chess

Original London Production (1986)

Production Info

Previews: May 5, 1986 (not listed yet)
Opening May 14, 1986
Closing: April 8, 1989
Length of Run: 1209 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: West End
Location: London, England

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Prologue: The Story of Chess .... Arbiter and Chorus
  • Merano .... Mayor and Citizens of Merano
  • What a Scene! What a Joy! .... Frederick
  • Commie Newspapers .... Frederick and Florence
  • Press Conference .... Frederick, Reporters and Florence
  • Where I Want to Be .... Anatoly and Molokov
  • U.S. vs. U.S.S.R. .... Delegates
  • Arbiter's Song .... Arbiter
  • Hymn to Chess .... Arbiter and Ensemble
  • Merchandisers' Song .... Merchandisers
  • Quartet .... Arbiter, Molokov, Florence and Anatoly
  • Florence and Molokov .... Florence and Molokov
  • 1956 - Budapest is Rising .... Florence and Frederick
  • Nobody's Side .... Florence
  • Der Kleine Franz .... Crowd
  • Mountain Duet .... Florence and Anatoly
  • Florence Quits .... Florence and Frederick
  • Pity the Child .... Frederick
  • Embassy Lament .... Delegates
  • Heaven Help My Heart .... Florence
  • Anatoly and the Press .... Anatoly and Reproters
  • Anthem .... Anatoly

Act Two

  • Golden Ballet .... Ensemble
  • One Night in Bangkok .... Frederick and Chorus
  • Florence and Anatoly .... Florence and Anatoly
  • You and I .... Florence and Anatoly
  • The Soviet Machine .... Molokov, Viigand and Cronies
  • Deal, The .... Arbiter, Molokov, Florence, Svetlana, Frederick and Anatoly
  • I Know Him So Well .... Florence and Svetlana
  • Frederick and Anatoly .... Frederick and Anatoly
  • Endgame .... Arbiter, Anatoly, Frederick, Florence, Molokov, Svetlana and Company
  • You and I (Reprise) .... Florence and Anatoly
  • Anthem (Reprise) .... Florence

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

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Trivia & History

Originally supposed to begin previews on April 30, but technical difficulties forced them to postpone.

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Production Info

Previews: May 5, 1986 (not listed yet)
Opening May 14, 1986
Closing: April 8, 1989
Length of Run: 1209 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: West End
Location: London, England

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