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Audio - Chess

Chess - Workshop/Demo - 8 Tracks

Chess - Barbican, London - 1984 - Rehearsal 
Björn and Benny, Tim Rice, Tommy Korberg, Elaine Paige, Karen Glenmark, Murray Head

Chess - London - 1986
Elaine Paige (Florence), Murray Head (The American), Tommy Korberg (The Russian), Siobahn McCarthy (Svetiana), John Turner (Molokov), Kevin Colson (Walter), Tom Jobe (Arbiter)

Chess - Broadway - April 28, 1988 - Opening Night
Judy Kuhn, David Carroll, Phillip Casnoff, Paul Harman, Denis Parlato, Harry Goz, Marcia Mitzman

Chess - Skellefteå, Sweden - 1989 - Soundboard
Tommy Körberg, Murray Head, Judy Kuhn

Chess - Carnegie Hall Concert - January 8, 1989
Phillip Casnoff (Freddie Trumper), Judy Kuhn (Florence Vassy), David Carroll (Anatoly Sergievsky), Marcia Mitzman (Svetlana Sergievsky), Harry Goz (Alexander Molokov), Denis Parlarto (Walter Anderson), Paul Harman (Arbiter) 
Benefit concert after the Broadway production closed.

Chess - London - April 8, 1989 - Closing Night
Mark Bond (Freddie Trumper), Leo Andrews (Anatoly Sergivesky), Litsa Davis (Florence Vassey), Anne Smith (Svetlana Sergivesky), John Turner (Molokov), Eric Flynn (Walter), Christian Hughes (Arbiter)

Chess - Long Beach - 1991
Jodi Benson (Florence Vassy), Robert Yacko (Anatoly Sergievsky), Kim Strauss (Freddie Trumper), Ann Morrison (Svetlana Sergievsky), Eddie Mekka (Arbiter)

Chess - Sydney - February 21, 1991 - Opening Night 
David McLeod (Freddie Trumper), Jodie Gillies (Florence Vassy), Robbie Krupski (Anatoly Sergievsky), Maria Mercedes (Svetlana Sergievsky), John Wood (Alexander
Molokov), Laurence Clifford (Arbiter), David Whitney (Walter DeCourcey)

Chess in Concert - Auckland - January, 1992 
Murray Head (Freddie Trumper), Delia Hannah (Florence Vassy), Tommy Körberg (Anatoly Sergievsky), Linda-Mae Brewer (Svetlana Sergievsky), David Weatherly (Alexander Molokov), George Henere (Walter de Courcey), Christian Hughes (Arbiter)

Chess - Live at Eriksbergshallen, Sweden - 1994 
Tommy Körberg, Anders Glenmark, Karin Glenmark

Chess - Michigan - July 26, 1997
Giles Chaisson (Freddie Trumper), Donna Lee Marshall (Florence Vassy), Willy Falis (Anatoly Sergievsky), Vince Trani (Alexander Molokov), R. F. Daly (Walter Anderson), Bill Whiffeild (Gregor Vassey), Timothy Casper (Nikolai) 

Chess - BC/EFA Concert - May 10, 1998 
Christiane Noll (Florence), Rob Evan (Anatoly), Brian D'Arcy James (Freddie), Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (Molokov), Alice Ripley (Svetlana), Michael Ceveris (Narrator)

Chess - BC/EFA Concert - May 17, 1998
Christiane Noll (Florence), Rob Evan (Anatoly), Brian D'Arcy James (Freddie), Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (Molokov), Alice Ripley (Svetlana), Michael Ceveris (Narrator)

Chess - Atlanta - September 7, 1999 
Kim Huber (Florence), Brian D'Arcy James (Anatoly), Sean McDermott (Freddie), Rebekah Benty (Svetlana), Charles Pistone (Molokov), LaParee Young (Walter), Todd Honeycutt (Gregor Vassey), Fernando Rodenck (Arbiter)

Chess - Atlanta - October, 1999 
Lauren Kennedy (Florence), Sean McDermott (Freddie), Brian d'Arcy James (Anatoly), Rebekah Benty (Svetlana), Charles Pistone (Molokov), LaParee Young (Walter), Todd Honeycutt (Gregor Vassey), Fernando Rodenck (Arbiter)

Chess - Denmark - January 16, 2002 
Emma Kershaw (Florence), Stig Rossen (Anatoly), Zubin Varla (Freddie), Simon Clark (Molokov), James Grame (Walter), Gunilla Backman (Svetlana), Michael Cormick (Arbiter) in English

Chess - Stockholm, Sweden - February 23, 2002 - Opening Night
Helen Sjöholm (Florence), Tommy Körberg (Anatolij), Anders Ekborg (Freddie), Josefin Nilsson (Svetlana)

Chess - New York - Actor's Fund Benefit Concert - September 22, 2003
Josh Groban, Adam Pascal, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Sutton Foster

Chess - Bergen, Norway - August, 2005
Tone Kvam Thorsen (Florence), Marc Heller (Anatoly), Attila Serbán (Freddie), Katrine Lunde Mackenzie (Svetlana), Balázs Póka (Molokov) 
Concert soundboard. Performed in English.

Chess - North Carolina - July, 2007
Aaron Ramey (Anatoly), Ray Walker (Freddie), Carrie A. Johnson (Florence), Joan Almedilla (Svetlana), Josh Torrer (Arbiter)

Chess - Los Angeles - September 17, 2007 
Susan Egan (Svetlana), Kevin Earley (Anatoly), Ty Taylor (Freddie), Cindy Robinson   (Florence), Thomas Griffith (Molokov), Tom Schmidt (Walter), Matthew Morrison (the Arbiter)

Chess in Concert - London, UK - May 12, 2008
Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Kerry Ellis, Clarke Peters, David Bedella, Marti Pellow

Chess in Concert - London, UK - May 13, 2008
Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Kerry Ellis, Clarke Peters, David Bedella, Marti Pellow

Chess - Essen, Germany - February 14, 2009
Henrik Wager (Freddie Trumper), Femke Soetenga (Florence Vassy), Serkan Kaya (Anatoly Sergievsky), Claudia Dilay Hauf (Svetlana Sergievsky),Michael Haag (Alexander Molokov), Günther Kiefer (Walter de Courcey), Romeo Salazar (Arbiter), Marie-Helen Joël (Jane Richardson), Peter Holthausen (Bürgermeister), Ulrich Wohlleb (Beamter)

Chess - Signature Theatre, VA - August 26, 2010
Euan Morton (Anatoly), Jeremy Kushnier (Freddie), Jill Paice (Florence), Christopher Bloch (Molokov), Chris Sizemore (Arbiter), Russell Sunday (Walter), Gregory Maheu (Nikolai), Eleasha Gamble (Svetlana), Mihcael Kramer (Gregor), Jonathan Atkinson, Jamie Eacker, James Gardiner, Katie McManus, Christopher Mueller, Bayla Whitten, Rachel Zampelli

Chess - UK Tour, Newcastle - September 2, 2010 - Matinee
James Fox, Shona White, Daniel Koek, Poppy Tierney, David Erik, James Graeme, Steve Varnom

Chess - Signature Theater, VA - September 12, 2010
Jeremy Kushnier (Freddie Trumper), Jill Paice (Florence Vassy), Euan Morton (Anatoly Sergievsky), Eleasha Gamble (Svetlana Sergievsky), Michael Kramer (u/s Alexander Molokov), Russell Sunday (Walter De Courcey), Chris Sizemore (Arbiter), Rachel Boyd/ Anna Grace Nowalk (Young Florence) Ensemble: Jonathan Atkinson, Jamie Eacker, James Gardiner, Gregory Maheu, Katie McManus, Christopher Mueller, Bayla Whitten, Rachel Zampelli
Ends at "I Know Him So Well"

Chess - UK Tour in Cheltenham - October 1, 2010 
James Fox (Freddie Trumper), Shona White (Florence Vassy), Daniel Koek (Anatoly Sergievsky), Poppy Tierney (Svetlana Sergievsky), Steve Varnom (Alexander Molokov), James Graeme (Walter De Courcey), David Erik (Arbiter)

Chess - Signature Theater, VA - October 2, 2010 - Matinee
Euan Morton (Anatoly Sergievsky), Jeremy Kushnier (Freddie Trumper), Jill Paice (Florence), Russell Sunday (Waler), Eleasha Gamble (Svetlana),Gregory Maheu (Nikolai), James Gardiner (Arbiter u/s), Christopher Bloch (Molokov/Gregor), Rachel Boyd (Young Florence), Jonathan Atkinson, Jamie Eacker, Gannon O'Brien (swing), Katie McManus, Christopher Mueller, Bayla Whitten, Rachel Zampelli 

Chess - UK Tour in Nottingham - November 25, 2010 
James Fox (Freddie Trumper), Shona White (Florence Vassy), Daniel Koek (Anatoly Sergievsky), Poppy Tierney (Svetlana Sergievsky), Steve Varnom (Alexander Molokov), James Graeme (Walter De Courcey), David Erik (Arbiter) 

Chess - Bielefeld, Germany - September 25, 2011
Alex Melcher (Frederick Trumper), Veit Schäfermeier (Anatoly Sergievsky), Roberta Valentini (Florence Vassy), Karin Seyfried (Svetlana), Jens Janke (The Arbiter), Frank Bahrenberg (Molokov), Michael Pflumm (Walter de Courcey), TV-Reporterin - Julia Dietsch (TV Reporter), Vincenzo Cassone (Bürgermeister), Ramon Riemarzik, Lutz Laible (Zivilbeamte), Thomas Doer (Viigand), Ensemble: Julia Dietsch, Alexander Janacek, Jessica Krüger, Andreas Lutsch. In English.

Chess - UK Tour, Toronto - September 29, 2011
Shona White, James Fox, Tam Mutu, Rebecca Lock, James Graeme, David Erik, Steve Varnom

Chess - Bielefield, Germany - June 19, 2012 - Closing Night
Alex Melcher (Frederick Trumper), Veit Schäfermeier (Anatoly Sergievsky), Roberta Valentini (Florence Vassy), Karin Seyfried (Svetlana), Jens Janke (Arbiter), Frank Bahrenberg (Molokov) 
Dialogue in German, songs in English

Chess "In Concept" Benefit Concert - Lincoln Center - July 30, 2012
Drew Sarich (The American), Robert Cuccioli (The Russian), Natascia Diaz (Florence), Tamra Haydn (Svetlana), Raymond Jaramello McLeod (Molokov), Gus Solomon Jr. (The Arbiter), Will Youmans (Embassy Attaché), Steve Wakefield (Embassy Attaché)

Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 14, 2018 - First Performance

Raul Esparza (Freddie), Karen Olivo (Florence), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bryce Pinkham (Arbiter), Bradley Dean (Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter)

Maddyloveswestend’s master


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 14, 2018 - First Performance

Karen Olivo (Florence Vassey), Raúl Esparza (Freddie Trumper), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly Sergievsky), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana Sergievsky), Bradley Dean (Ivan Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter Anderson), Bryce Pinkham (the Arbiter), Paige Faure, Nkrumah Gatling, Casey Garvin, Adam Halpin, Ericka Hunter, Sean MacLaughlin, Morgan Marcell, Marissa McGowan, Chelsea Turbin, Christopher Vo, Minami Yusui, Ricardo Zayas. 

Master: ja-gaciak 


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 15, 2018 - Opening Night

Karen Olivo (Florence Vassey), Raúl Esparza (Freddie Trumper), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly Sergievsky), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana Sergievsky), Bradley Dean (Ivan Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter Anderson), Bryce Pinkham (the Arbiter), Paige Faure, Nkrumah Gatling, Casey Garvin, Adam Halpin, Ericka Hunter, Sean MacLaughlin, Morgan Marcell, Marissa McGowan, Chelsea Turbin, Christopher Vo, Minami Yusui, Ricardo Zayas.

Master: ja-gaciak. Notes: Taken from the second row. Opening Night. 


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 15, 2018 - Opening Night

Karen Olivo (Florence Vassey), Raúl Esparza (Freddie Trumper), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly Sergievsky), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana Sergievsky), Bradley Dean (Ivan Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter Anderson), Bryce Pinkham (the Arbiter), Paige Faure, Nkrumah Gatling, Casey Garvin, Adam Halpin, Ericka Hunter, Sean MacLaughlin, Morgan Marcell, Marissa McGowan, Chelsea Turbin, Christopher Vo, Minami Yusui, Ricardo Zayas.

Master: verychennoy. Notes: Opening Night!


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 15, 2018 - Opening Night

Karen Olivo (Florence), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Raúl Esparza (Freddy), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bryce Pinkham (Arbitrator), Bradley Dean (Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter), Paige Faure, Nkrumah Gatling, Casey Garvin, Adam Halpin, Ericka Hunter, Sean MacLaughlin, Morgan Marcell, Marissa McGowan, Chelsea Turbin, Christopher Vo, Minami Yusui, and Ricardo Zayas

Notes: Different master than verychennoy’s and ja-gaciak’s


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 16, 2018

Karen Olivo (Florence Vassey), Raúl Esparza (Freddie Trumper), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly Sergievsky), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana Sergievsky), Bradley Dean (Ivan Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter Anderson), Bryce Pinkham (the Arbiter), Paige Faure, Nkrumah Gatling, Casey Garvin, Adam Halpin, Ericka Hunter, Sean MacLaughlin, Morgan Marcell, Marissa McGowan, Chelsea Turbin, Christopher Vo, Minami Yusui, Ricardo Zayas.


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 17, 2018

Karen Olivo (Florence), Raul Esparza (Freddie), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bradley Dean (Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter), Bryce Pinkham (Arbiter) Ensemble: Paige Faure, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Casey Garvin, Nkrumah Gatling, Adam Halpin, Ericka Hunter, Sean MacLaughlin, Morgan Marcell, Marissa McGowan, Chelsea Turbin, Christopher Vo, Ricardo A. Zayas

Master: eurydicie


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 17, 2018 - Matinee

Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Raúl Esparza (Freddie), Karen Olivo (Florence), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bryce Pinkham (The Arbiter).

Notes: Matinee. DeChagnyTrades's master.


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 17, 2018 - Evening

Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Raúl Esparza (Freddie), Karen Olivo (Florence), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bryce Pinkham (The Arbiter).

Notes: Evening. DeChagnyTrades's master.


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 18, 2018 - Matinee

Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Raúl Esparza (Freddie), Karen Olivo (Florence), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bryce Pinkham (The Arbiter).

Notes: Matinee. This is one of the two performances wherein Raúl Esparza is suffering from a throat infection. DeChagnyTrades's master.


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 18, 2018 - Matinee

Karen Olivo (Florence), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Raúl Esparza (Freddy), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bryce Pinkham (Arbitrator), Bradley Dean (Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter), Paige Faure, Nkrumah Gatling, Casey Garvin, Adam Halpin, Ericka Hunter, Sean MacLaughlin, Morgan Marcell, Marissa McGowan, Chelsea Turbin, Christopher Vo, Minami Yusui, and Ricardo Zayas

Notes: The show started about 15 minutes late, and it was announced that Raúl Esparza had a throat infection, but was going on anyway. Poor thing, he was very clearly struggling vocally throughout the show. However, he was still incredible in the part, despite the voice cracks and alternate notes. His voice seemed to be back for a stunning "Pity The Child." The entire cast is just stunning. The energy of this crowd is amazing, especially for a matinee. All four leads and Bryce Pinkham got entrance applause. Every single cast member is simply amazing. A truly special night of theater.


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 18, 2018 - Evening

Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Raúl Esparza (Freddie), Karen Olivo (Florence), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bryce Pinkham (The Arbiter).

Notes: Evening. This is one of the two performances wherein Raúl Esparza is suffering from a throat infection. DeChagnyTrades's master.


Chess - Kennedy Center, DC - February 18, 2018

Raul Esparza (Freddie), Karen Olivo (Florence), Ramin Karimloo (Anatoly), Ruthie Ann Miles (Svetlana), Bryce Pinkham (Arbiter), Bradley Dean (Molokov), Sean Allan Krill (Walter)

Maddyloveswestend’s master


Chess - London - April 26, 2018 - First Preview

Michael Ball - Anatoly Sergievsky, Phillip Browne - Molokov, Alexandra Burke - Svetlana Sergievsky, Tim Howar - Freddie Trumper (Act 1), Cellen Chugg Jones - Freddie Trumper (Act 2), Cassidy Janson - Florence Vassy, Cedric Neal - The Arbiter, Callum Evans - Vigand (Act 2)

First Preview; The interval lasted 40 minutes, then director Laurence Connor came onto stage and explained that Tim Howar's wife had gone into labour. Understudy Cellen Chugg Jones played Freddie in the second act, although he hadn't rehearsed the role yet.