CHESS The Musical

This event took place on:
Thursday, May 9 - Sunday, June 9
Location
  • East West Players
  • David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts
  • 120 Judge John Aiso Street
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012
Chess- East West Players

From the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar and the composers of Mamma Mia!, CHESS the musical involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players - an American and a Russian - and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other.

All of this takes place within the context of the Cold War, as both countries vie for international chess victories for propaganda purposes. CHESS may be best known for its 1980s pop-rock soundtrack that Time Magazine called “one of the best rock scores ever produced,” featuring hits such as “One Night in Bangkok,” “I Know Him So Well,” “Anthem” and more.

When:
Preview performances: Thurs. May 9 – Sat.  May 11 at 8pm;  Sun. May 12 at 2pm
Opening Night: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Regular performances: May 16-June 9, 2013.
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.
Special Pay-What-You-Can performance on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Southern California Edison Community Night: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ticket Information:
$26 - Special preview performances/$21 for students with ID on Thurs. May 9 – Sat. May 11; Sun. May 12
Opening Night Gala and post-show reception on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – Please call theatre for opening ticket availability and special event pricing.

$51-$56 - General Admission
Special Pay-What-You-Can performance on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Senior and students $5 off. Group discounts are available. Please call (213) 625-7000 x16 for more information.

Dates, prices, and details are subject to change.

Where:
East West Players
David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information, visit www.eastwestplayers.org or call 213-625-7000.

About the sponsor:
Established in 1965, East West Players has been called "the nation's pre-eminent Asian American theater troupe" (New York Times 12/16/01) for its award-winning productions blending Eastern and Western movement, costumes, language, and music. EWP has premiered over 100 plays and musicals about the Asian Pacific American experience and has held over 1,000 readings and workshops. East West Players emphasizes building bridges between East and West, and measures an audience of 56% Asians and 44% non-Asian attendance.


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