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From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, CHAPLIN is the new Broadway musical about the silent film legend the world couldn’t stop talking about – Charlie Chaplin. The brand new 24-person musical reveals the man behind the legend, the undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies.
CHAPLIN has music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by three-time Tony Award® winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Christopher Curtis. Warren Carlyle (Finian’s Rainbow, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway) directs and choreographs the production which opened on Broadway in September 2012.
CHAPLIN stars Rob McClure in the title role, and also features Jim Borstelmann
(Alf Reeves), Jenn Colella (Hedda Hopper), Ethan Khusidman (Usher), Erin Mackey (Oona O’Neill), Michael McCormick (Sennett, McGranery, Emcee), Christiane Noll (Hannah Chaplin), Zachary Unger (Young Charlie, Jackie) and Wayne Alan Wilcox (Sydney Chaplin).
“(Rob McClure) has a pungent voice that pings and he embodies more than seven decades of Chaplin’s life with a focused, altogether believable mix of gravity and light.”
– Linda Winer, NEWSDAY
“In the new musical CHAPLIN, which is every bit as entertaining as Charlie Chaplin himself, Rob McClure portrays the film genius with an irresistible sweetness, like candy you can’t – and don’t want to – stop eating.”
– Howard Shapiro, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
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