It's one of the most anticipated events of the year in New York City – The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens for the 2012-2013 winter season on Tuesday, October 16. Set against the Art Deco backdrop of Rockefeller Center, the First Skate of the Year will feature Broadway's CHAPLIN star Rob McClure performing antics with Chef Yuhi Fujinaga of The Sea Grill and Chef Antonio Prontelli of Rock Center Café at 10:00am. This year marks the world-famous ice rink's 76th season.
CHAPLIN is a new musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, with music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Christopher Curtis, opened on Broadway on Monday, September 10, 2012. Previews began Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Warren Carlyle (Finian's Rainbow; Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway) directs and choreographs the production.
CHAPLIN stars Rob McClure in the title role, and also features Jim Borstelmann (Alf Reeves), Jenn Colella (Hedda Hopper), Ethan Khusidman, 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).
From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, CHAPLIN is the showbiz 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.
Tickets for CHAPLIN can be purchased through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200, and in person at the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street).
For more information, visit www.ChaplinBroadway.com.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus