"A musical every bit as entertaining as Chaplin himself!"
Charlie Chaplin is a Hollywood legend that had everyone talking about his comedic exploits in silent films. But the real story is how he got to the top, told brilliantly in Chaplin: The Musical during its premiere Broadway run at the Barrymore Theatre. This Broadway musical explores the relationships that helped shape his life -- everyone from his mother, older brother, wife and a gossip columnist. With a 22-person cast, this NYC production brings to light a career that started in 19th-century London to winning an Academy Award in 1972. Along the way you’ll find yourself behind the scenes during such classic Chaplin films as The Kid, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator. Find out more about the man that can make the world laugh, but can’t find love and happiness in his own life. And get tickets for the man known the world over as The Tramp from BestofNewYork.com.
Rob McClure makes his Broadway debut as the iconic Chaplin. Accompanying McClure are NY show vets Jim Borstelmann (Chicago) and Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy). Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle (Follies) and featuring a book penned by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Hairspray, The Producers, Annie) and Christopher Curtis with songs and lyrics from Curtis, Chaplin is full of great dancing and hummable tunes that will make America fall in love with him all over again.
Great Broadway shows have the ability to not only take us to different times, but make us feel a spectrum of emotions; that’s something Chaplin: the Musical easily does. Through elaborate black-and-white sets and clothes from the era, this New York musical transports us back to a time when silent films were all the rage in Hollywood. People will laugh out loud at the old-school comedy, humming along with songs like “This Man” and “Just Another Day in Hollywood.” And be touched the emotional drama that takes place during Chaplin’s life, and heartfelt songs like “What Only Love Can See” will put tears in the audience’s eyes. This is a NYC production that will make your heart soar for a man that gave his all to entertain the world!