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Great Performances

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PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh (more…)

Premiered: November 4, 1972

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 36, Episode 13 'Chess' in Concert

First Aired: June 17, 2009

A 2008 revival of the musical "Chess," in which melodies by ABBA's Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice propel the story of Russian and American chess players (Josh Groban, Adam Pascal) and the woman they both love (Idina Menzel). The City of London Philharmonic and 100-voice West End Chorus provide accompaniment. From the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Guest Cast

Josh Groban Anatoly Sergievsky
Adam Pascal Freddie Trumper
Idina Menzel Florence Vassy
Clarke Peters Walter de Courcy