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CHESS was written by Oscar and Grammy award-winning playwright Tim Rice ("Jesus Christ Superstar", "The Lion King", "Evita") and members of the legendary ABBA - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (MAMMA MIA!). Across all continents the musical has not left the stage in almost 40 years. It combines disco and rap, pop and rock, academic music and chorales: its 35 songs include such worldwide hits as One Night in Bangkok and I Know Him So Well.

A dynamic three-level set weighing more than 50 tons was created especially for the Russian production of CHESS, and the size of LED and projection screens used onstage amounted to 250 square meters.

People attend the musical with their friends and loved ones, because there is much to discuss and even argue about after the show.

The musical has already become a tourist attraction in Moscow: first Red Square, then CHESS!

Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes with 1 intermission.

2,000,000 copies of the first recording of CHESS were sold worldwide
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"I am truly glad that «CHESS» will finally be produced in Moscow. I never dared to imagine that I would ever see our musical in Russia" Sir Tim Rice
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"The music is a grandiose pastiche that touches half a dozen bases" The New York Times

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