Seattle Rep Premieres Pullman Porter Blues With Live Blues Music
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The last date listed for Pullman Porter Blues was Sunday September 30, 2012 / 7:30pm (Preview).
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With music by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Mamma Mia) and lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita), this musical drama involves a romantic triangle between two top players -- an American and a Russian -- and the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Loosely based on the lives of chess grandmasters Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov, the rock opera plays out against the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, with each wanting to win international tournaments for purposes of propaganda. It's an intriguing tale of romantic rivalries, cunning gamesmanship and political tensions. Time Magazine says that Chess has "one of the best rock scores ever produced." Learn More
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The show was wonderful. It tells the tale of three generations of Pullman Porters as they work on a train. We enjoyed the story and the music. The set was impressively creative, giving the illusion of being in several of the train cars during the show. We would recommend this show.
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I was concerned the music would be like a musical (not a fan of constantly breaking into song) but instead it was a perfect amount, and used well to highlight key elements. Overall the play is a little long and at times drags on, but such an...continued
This play contains brief mature content. Parental discretion is advised.