Theater: Bold Gambit by a Grand Master CHESS

Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus; Lyrics by Tim Rice Book by Richard Nelson

When Trevor Nunn won a 1982 Tony Award as best director of a play for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, then came back a year later to collect a Tony as best director of a musical for Cats, people wondered what he could do for an encore. After four years, during which Nunn was busy directing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in London's West End, in opera and in film, the answer emerged: he could top himself on Broadway. Within four days he opened not one but two megamusicals. Starlight Express earned him yet another Tony nomination for directing;...

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