Signature Theatre presents the first major production of Chess, the 26-year-old rock musical with music by the men of ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, before they went on to create Mamma Mia! The lyrics are by Evita's Tim Rice, and book by Richard Nelson. Broadway's Jill Paice (Curtains, The 39 Steps), Euan Morton (Boy George in Taboo) and Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose) star in this musical about Cold War competition in love and chess and featuring the hit '80s song "One Night in Bangkok." (Buzz on the street is that the singing is out of this world.) In previews. Through September 26. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Tickets $55 to $81. Call 703-820-9771 or visit signature-theatre.org.