Trivia: Chess

The Tabletop Game:

The musical:

  • Break Away Pop Hit: "One Night in Bangkok" is easily the most well known song from the musical, getting a single in 1984 and gaining heavy air time on classic 80s and rock stations to this day. It's fair to find plenty of people who know the song but don't know the musical it originated from.
    • To a lesser extent, "I Know Him So Well", which was also a smash hit with its single.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: From the much-altered, much-maligned Broadway version:
    • Philip Casnoff: North and South, Oz
      • In the latest concerts:
    • Josh Groban: recording artist (Anatoly Sergievsky, 2002 Actors' Fund and 2008 Royal Albert Hall)
    • Adam Pascal: RENT, Aida (Freddie Trumper, 2002 Actors' Fund and 2008 Royal Albert Hall)
    • Idina Menzel: Rent, Wicked (Florence Vassey, 2008 Royal Albert Hall)
    • The Swedish production in 2002 featured Helen Sjöholm as Florence and Anders Ekborg as Freddie; they had previously played the (less dysfunctional) lead couple of Kristina and Karl-Oskar in Kristina fran Duvemala, also written by Andersson and Ulvaeus. Tommy Körberg also reprised his original role of Anatoly.
  • Hey, It's That Guy's Brother: Murray Head, brother of Anthony Head, played Freddie in the 1980s West End production, and performs "One Night in Bangkok" on the album. Anthony Head himself played Freddie in the West End near the end of its run.