Staging CHESS during dangerous and difficult times

Staging CHESS during dangerous and difficult times

On 17 October 2020, the curtain lifted on the Benny Andersson, Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus musical CHESS at Moscow's MDM Theatre, home of the Broadway Moscow Theatre Company. CHESS at the MDM Theatre, Moscow opened on 17 October 2020 CHESS is the only large-scale musical premiere in Russia this Autumn, after the restrictions on the presentation of theatrical productions there were lifted. However, the threat of theatres being closed down again at any moment is very real and it is extremely unfortunate for the talented team of creatives behind bringing the musical to Russia, where the original concept…
ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition

ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition

On Friday 6 December ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition opened at London’s O2 Arena. Set to a backdrop of Britain in the 1970s, the exhibition examines ABBA’s rise from Swedish folk artists to global superstardom through a series of atmospheric rooms exploring each of their 8 multi-million selling albums, alongside the band’s personal and public journey. As you stroll around the creatively displayed exhibits, a specially recorded audio guide and TV screens showing old news reels give context to the developments of the decade, highlighting the global events and musical soundtrack that defined the ABBA era. Ingmarie Halling and…
Benny Anderssons Orkester – The First Eighteen Years

Benny Anderssons Orkester – The First Eighteen Years

With a brand new tour starting on Thursday, today Benny Anderssons Orkester were busy in rehearsals in Stockholm. We are able to bring you some behind the scenes imagery and a few quotes, as well as a guide to one of Benny’s longest running musical adventures. 22 July 2019: Benny Anderssons Orkester in rehearsals ‘Benny Anderssons Orkester’ (BAO for short– English pronunciation ‘bough’) was formed in 2001. In addition to the band leader Benny Andersson (accordion, piano), BAO consists of Kalle Moraeus, Leif Göras, Olle Moraeus and Perra Moraeus (violin, etc. who together make up the respected musical group…
Benny Anderssons Orkester – ‘Bästa Låtarna’ tracklist

Benny Anderssons Orkester – ‘Bästa Låtarna’ tracklist

Planned for release on 14 June is the eagerly awaited 'Best of' compilation by Benny Anderssons Orkester with Helen Sjöholm and Tommy Körberg. The release will be available on vinyl (not on 14 June but before the Summer tour) as well as CD and via the usual digital music outlets. Bästa Låtarna to be released on 14 June. New song 'Om du var jag' is the first release from the 'Best of' album. Tracklist: Cirkus Finemang Lyckan kommer, lyckan går - new track Vår sista dans Det är vi ändå Du är min man Fait Accompli En dag i…