Chess is a musical scored by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, with lyrics by Tim Rice.


The story involves a romantic triangle between two top players in a world chess championship within the context of a Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, during which both countries wanted to win international chess tournaments for propaganda purposes.


In May 2008 Leighton stared as "Alexander Molokov"
in Chess The Musical at Sydney's Theatre Royal
featuring a cast of 29 and a full 25-piece orchestra.

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