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S36 Ep21

Chess in Concert

Premiere: 6/17/2009

Wicked’s Idina Menzel and Rent’s Adam Pascal join Great Performances favorite, internationally renowned vocalist Josh Groban in a spectacular London concert revival of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ 1986 cult musical Chess. Featuring diamond-sharp lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King), and the hit-filled production (“One Night in Bangkok,” “I Know Him So Well,” “The Anthem”).

Josh Groban 2001

Josh Groban Interview


Josh Groban, star of the Tim Rice musical “Chess in Concert,” speaks candidly to WNET/THIRTEEN about this passion project, his co-stars Idina Menzel (Wicked) and Adam Pascal (Rent), and the chart-topping music, created by ABBA composers Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Premiering in HD on THIRTEEN on June 17th at 8 p.m. EST (check local listings), Great Performances is proud to present “Chess in Concert,” taped at the Royal Albert Hall in London in May 2008. Click below to watch a preview of the show, as narrated by the “King of Chess” himself, Josh Groban.



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