Checkmate! The Queen’s Gambit will be adapted into a stage musical with plans to premiere on Broadway.
The Queen's Gambit
The Queen's Gambit will be adapted into a Broadway musical, it was announced in March 2021. This follows the 1983 book of the same name, and the multi-award-winning 2020 Netflix miniseries starring Anya Taylor-Joy. On Netflix, The Queen's Gambit is one of the most-watched series of all time, with over 60 million viewers tuning in to see the chess playing child prodigy.
Who stars in The Queen's Gambit?
The cast of The Queen's Gambit on stage is to be announced.
Will The Queen's Gambit be like the Netflix series?
No. The Queen's Gambit musical is unaffiliated with the Netflix series. However, it's likely that the popularity of The Queen's Gambit on television has sped up the process of its musical adaptation.
Further details on casting, as well as a venue and performance schedule are to be confirmed at a later date.
Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.