Chess The Musical Now Available for Licensing

Chess The Musical Now Available for Licensing

By Matt Heyward on September 11, 2018

We are thrilled to announce the release of rights to the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL. MTI Australasia is overjoyed to welcome the Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Tim Rice show to the catalogue.

CHESS THE MUSICAL tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends.

Two of the world’s greatest chess masters, one American, one Russian, are in danger of becoming the pawns of their governments as their battle for the world title gets under way. Simultaneously their lives are thrown into further confusion by a Hungarian refugee, a remarkable woman who becomes the centre of their emotional triangle. This mirrors the heightened passions of the political struggles that threaten to destroy lives and loves. Includes the international hit singles ‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘One Night In Bangkok’. Other well-known songs from the score include ‘Anthem’, ‘Someone Else’s Story’, ‘Heaven Help my Heart’ and ‘Pity The Child’.

“We are thrilled to bring CHESS THE MUSICAL to MTI Australasia.  MTI already has the privilege of licensing Sir Tim Rice’s lyrics for AIDA and Disney’s ALADDIN and Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s songs for MAMMA MIA.  I have been a huge fan of the show ever since I first heard the original soundtrack with Elaine Paige back in 1984 and I am delighted to welcome it to the MTI Australasia catalogue.  CHESS is a wonderful vehicle for large companies, and with the newly-available reduced orchestration of its brilliant score for 13 musicians, it will also increase the possibilities for companies of all sizes to stage it.  We are so looking forward to seeing your new productions of CHESS THE MUSICAL around Australia and New Zealand in the coming years.”  - Stuart Hendricks Managing Director Music Theatre International - Australasia

For more information and to make enquiries about licensing simply head to the link below..