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Chess in Concert [LIVE] Musical Lyrics

Chess in Concert [LIVE] Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Prologue
  3. The Story Of Chess
  4. Merano/What A Scene! What A Joy!
  5. Commie Newspapers
  6. Press Conference
  7. Molokov And Anatoly
  8. Where I Want To Be
  9. Difficult And Dangerous Times
  10. The Arbiter
  11. Hymn To Chess
  12. The Merchandisers
  13. Global TV Fanfare
  14. Chess Game 1
  15. The Arbiter (Reprise)
  16. Quartet (A Model Of Decorum And Tranquility)
  17. Florence And Molokov
  18. 1956 - Budapest Is Rising
  19. Nobody's Side
  20. Mountain Duet
  21. Chess Game 2
  22. Florence Quits
  23. Pity The Child 1
  24. Embassy Lament
  25. Heaven Help My Heart
  26. Anatoly And The Press
  27. Anthem
  28. Act 2
  29. Golden Bangkok
  30. One Night In Bangkok
  31. One More Opponent
  32. You And I
  33. The Soviet Machine
  34. The Interview
  35. Someone Else's Story
  36. The Deal (No Deal)
  37. Pity The Child 2
  38. I Know Him So Well
  39. Talking Chess
  40. Endgame 1
  41. Endgame 2
  42. Endgame 3/Chess Game 3
  43. You And I (Reprise)
  44. Walter And Florence
  45. Anthem (Reprise)

Chess in Concert [LIVE] musical description

The original musical was released in 1986 on the West End and lasted for 3 years, under the direction of Trevor Nunn. The scene was carried out in the form of large screens on the walls, and the floor was designed as a chessboard, where white cells were glowing.

During production, the musical won one award of Critics' Circle Theatre as the best show in 1986. Actors were: A. Head, P. Karrie. E. Paige, D. Burt, T. Körberg, R. Jones, M. Head, G. Renihan & S. McCarthy. The scene was so richly decorated that it adopted the bigger part of the scenery budget of USD 12 million, the overall amount.

April 1989 – closing of the show in the West End, after which it moved to the USA, where its creators completely redone all the musical’s parts, except of the backbone. It is a pity that it was not at all a successful show there, performed out only 60+ plays and being closed. According to one of the versions, it happened because the script was reworked so that earlier American won the world title from the representative of the Communist regime and after the alteration, the public of the United States saw a mirrored version – where commy won from the representative of democracy. And the public did not like it.
Release date: 2008
Last Update:January, 13th 2016

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