Earley, Egan, Kunze, Morrison, et al. Set for L.A. Chess Benefit
The benefit will be produced and directed by Brian Michael Purcell, with musical direction by Dan Redfeld and choreography by A.C. Ciulla. It will feature a 24-piece orchestra.
The show, which has a book by Richard Nelson, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and lyrics by Tim Rice, centers on a chess championship in the 1970s between an American and Russian, the latter of whom plans to defect. The 1988 Broadway production starred David Carroll, Philip Casnoff, Judy Kuhn, and Paul Harman.