From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, is the showbiz Broadway musical about the silent film legend the world couldn’t stop talking about – Charlie Chaplin. The show reveals the man behind the legend, the undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies.
Génèse du musical
The musical originally ran at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2006.
The musical was next produced at the La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California, from September 19, 2010 to October 17, 2010. Direction was by Warren Carlyle and Michael Unger, with scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Paul Gallo, projection design by Zachary Borovay, and sound design by Jon Weston. The music director was Bryan Perri and the orchestrator was Douglas Besterman. The cast featured Rob McClure (Charlie Chaplin), Ashley Brown (Oona), LJ Benet (Young Sydney), Jenn Colella (Hedda Hopper), Eddie Korbich (Karno), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Mildred), Ron Orbach (Mr. Chaplin), Roland Rusinek (Alf), Jake Schwenke (Young Charlie/Jackie), and Matthew Scott (Sydney). The cast also included Aaron Acosta, Courtney Corey, Matthew Patrick Davis, Justin Michael Duval, Sara Edwards, Ben Liebert, Alyssa Marie, Jennifer Noble, Kürt Norby, Carly Nykanen, Jessica Reiner-Harris, and Kirsten Scott.
The musical premiered on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on August 21, 2012 in previews and officially on September 10, 2012, with direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Amy Clark and Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Ken Billington, and projection design by Jon Driscoll. The cast features Rob McClure as Chaplin, Jim Borstelmann as Alf Reeves, Jenn Colella as Hedda Hopper, Erin Mackey as Oona O'Neill, Michael McCormick as Sennett/ McGranery/Emcee, Christiane Noll as Hannah Chaplin, Zachary Unger as Young Charlie/Jackie and Wayne Alan Wilcox as Sydney Chaplin. The musical closed on January 6, 2013, after 24 previews and 136 performances.
Chaplin received its first regional production in the United States in Henderson, Kentucky. Produced by Brilliantly Different Productions, the show featured direction by J. Farley Norman, choreography by Alexa Callaham, scenic design by Collin Mayes, and costume design by Colleen Ohler. The production ran for three performances, August 5–7, 2016, and featured a cast of 17 performers, all of whom were under the age of 25. In honor of the production, August 1–7, 2016 was declared "Chaplin the Musical Week" by the City of Henderson.
The musical has undergone several title changes, called initially Behind The Limelight, and is titled (as of 2012) Chaplin: The Musical.
A Completely new version of Chaplin is now opening around the world with great success. New script and 7 new songs have been added. The new show premiered in Brazil 2015 and became a phenomenon and was extended 5 times. Chaplin received great reviews in Brazil. Now…..the all New Chaplin the musical opens In Belgium in December 2016 and Amsterdam at Ria Theater December 20th. Chaplin will open in 2017.
Liste des chansons
The musical numbers from the 2012 Broadway production are as follows:
Look At All the People – Hannah Chaplin
What'cha Gonna Do? – Hannah Chaplin, Young Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin and Ensemble
If I Left London – Charlie Chaplin
Sennett Song – Mack Sennett
Look At All the People (Reprise) – Charlie Chaplin and Hannah Chaplin
Tramp Discovery – Charlie Chaplin and Hannah Chaplin
Tramp Shuffle Part 1 – Charlie Chaplin, Mack Sennett and Usher
Tramp Shuffle Part 2 – Reporters, Charlie Chaplin, Usher and Ensemble
Life Can Be Like the Movies – Charlie Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Mildred Harris and Ensemble
The Look-a-Like Contest – Charlie Chaplin and Ensemble
Just Another Day in Hollywood – Charlie Chaplin, Hedda Hopper and Ensemble
The Life That You Wished For – Charlie Chaplin
All Falls Down – Hedda Hopper
Man of All Countries – Hedda Hopper and McGranery
What Only Love Can See – Oona O'Neill
Pre-Exile – Hedda Hopper, McGranery and Ensemble
The Exile – Hedda Hopper and Ensemble
Where Are All the People? – Charlie Chaplin
What Only Love Can See (Reprise) – Oona O'Neill and Charlie Chaplin
This Man – Full Company
Tramp Discovery (Reprise) – Full Company
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