The new musical CHAPLIN, depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, concludes its Broadway run today, January 6, at the Barrymore Theatre, after 24 previews and 136 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you through the hit musical's traipse on Broadway with photos, videos, and more.
CHAPLIN stars Rob McClure in the title role, and also features Jim Borstelmann (Alf Reeves), Jenn Colella (Hedda Hopper), 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). The production also includes Justin Bowen, Emilee Dupré, Sara Edwards, Leslie Donna Flesner, Lisa Gajda, Timothy Hughes, Ethan Khusidman, Ian Liberto, Renée Marino, Michael Mendez, Sarah O'Gleby, Hayley Podschun, Adam Rogers, William Ryall, Eric Santagata and Emily Tyra.
CHAPLIN features 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.
The creative team for CHAPLIN includes scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Amy Clark and Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and Drew Levy, and projection design by Jon Driscoll. Bryan Perri is the musical director.
CHAPLIN is produced on Broadway by the Rich Entertainment Group (Bob & Mindy Rich), John and Claire Caudwell, Roy Gabay, the Viertel Routh Frankel Baruch Group, Chunsoo Shin / Waxman-Dokton, and Broadway Across America.
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.
The CHAPLIN Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available digitally and will be in retail stores beginning January 8, 2013
CHAPLIN began previews on August 21, 2012 and officially opened at the Barrymore Theatre on September 10. As the show prepared for its big opening, BroadwayWorld brought a first look at the iconic production. Scroll through for photos and a performance preview!
Prior to opening on Broadway, we brought you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at CHAPLIN's very first photo shoot back in July - check out the video below, featuring Rob McClure, who stars as Charlie Chaplin, as he talks about preparing for the role of a lifetime.
In August, just a week before previews began at the Barrymore, BroadwayWorld TV was at the theater to chat with the cast and crew in anticipation of opening night. Hear what they had to say and check out a performance preview below!
Finally, only days prior to CHAPLIN's opening night, BroadwayWorld debuted the highlights from the new musical! Check out the performance preview of Rob McClure and the rest of the cast as Broadway got a little more black and white!
As previously announced, the entertainment agency AWA Partners (www.AWA-Partners.com) is putting together a US national tour of CHAPLIN that will launch in the fall of 2014, with plans for an international world tour to follow. The show is also set to open in São Paulo, Brazil in 2014.