Breaking News: CHAPLIN to Close on Broadway January 6
The new musical 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, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle (Finian's Rainbow; Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway), will play its final performance on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre on Sunday, January 6, 2013, after 24 previews and 136 regular performances.
"We are so disappointed to close this show," said Mindy Rich on behalf of the producers. "We've been moved by the countless theatergoers who have loved CHAPLIN as much as we do. We are so proud of our extraordinary cast and creative team, and CHAPLIN will live on through productions on our National Tour in 2014 and around the world."
CHAPLIN, a new musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, opened on Broadway on Monday, September 10, 2012. Previews began Tuesday, August 21, 2012. 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.
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).
The cast also includes Justin Bowen, Emilee Dupré, Sara Edwards,Leslie Donna Flesner, Lisa Gajda, Timothy Hughes, Ian Liberto,Renée Marino, Michael Mendez, Sarah O'Gleby, Hayley Podschun,Adam Rogers, William Ryall, Eric Santagata and Emily Tyra.
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.
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.
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.