Chess in Concert Coming to PBS

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Josh Groban will lead the production:

Chess in Concert
‘Chess’ in Concert
Before taking Broadway by storm with the jukebox hit Mamma Mia, ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus teamed with lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) in 1986 to create an original musical, the cult favorite Chess. Set during the Cold War intrigue of international chess tournaments, the musical dramatizes the romantic checkmate between an American chess champion, his lover and a Russian opponent secretly planning to defect to the West. Idina Menzel (Wicked, Enchanted), Adam Pascal (Rent) and pop superstar Josh Groban headline a concert production from London’s Royal Albert Hall, performing a captivating score that includes the top-40 single “One Night in Bangkok,” as well as memorable songs such as “Anthem” and “I Know Him So Well.”
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Somebody finally uploaded the whole show to Youtube. If you haven't seen it, here's your chance (before the lawyers shut it down :D):

[video=youtube;Mwr_o_PagsA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwr_o_PagsA[/video]

Love that show. First class production.
 
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