Chaplin Cast Album May Happen

Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 9/30/12 at 03:19pm
I overheard one of the vendors at Chaplin Friday night. Someone apparently asked about a cast album. All I heard was November. No idea if that is when it is expected to be released or recorded.He seemed to be saying it would happen.

Great show by the way. The score was better than expected & Meehans book was, IMO, strong. Mc Clure was fantastic & will probably walk off with a Tony . Unfortunately Noll is horribly underused but that has to do with her part . Jenn Colella was great as Hedda Hopper & has a show stopper "All Falls Down" The finale "This Man" at his receiving of an honorary oscar was touching & before the song ended the audience was up and applauding loudly. The use of black & white footage with McClure as Chaplin was spot on.

Hopefully it will enjoy a healthy run & word of mouth should be good.

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Updated On: 9/30/12 at 03:19 PM
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 9/30/12 at 07:06pm
Well, at this point they're either going to close or record a cast album. Has to be one or the other.
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grumpyoptimist
Featured Actor
joined:2/26/11
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 9/30/12 at 09:43pm
Lysistrata Jones recorded theirs after they closed. I don't completely understand why, and I really LIKED the show, but when it was open for like 2 months in a relatively small venue, it ain't like that many of us even saw it.
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 9/30/12 at 09:49pm
Perhaps if it does close it could have a healthy life on tour? I'm sure there are some local presenters eyeing it.
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:35am
Almost all shows that are not massacred both critically AND financially try to record.

No recording typically equals no regionals, and it's regionals, schools and community that are the true moneymakers for every show that isn't a Wicked or a Phantom. (And eventually, theoretically, even for them!)
KirbyCat
Broadway Legend
joined:4/23/08
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:45am
I saw Lysistrata Jones in it's short 2 month run, and I absolutely adored it. I purchased the cast recording the second it was released, because I adore supporting things like that even more! It is a truly special thing for the cast, crew, and especially creative team when their show is preserved.

I really hope Chaplin gets the opportunity to record their show. I personally think the score is gorgeous, and would sound stunning on a recording! Fingers crossed.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:53am
I found the score hit or miss. Sometimes it was kind of awful. It was just like the same chorus over and over again. And some of the rhymes were a little jarring. But overall, it wasn't bad. Just kind of dull.

I thought the idea of bringing mother back every like 5 seconds to be a little repetitive. It honestly didn't seem like Chaplin had that dramatic of a life until the end.
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 01:08am
Do the writers get a percentage of regional show grosses?
lull89
Broadway Star
joined:10/12/08
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 02:10am
Not really a percentage, per se, but they get a royalty when regional theatres negotiate the rights to the show, which I believe is typically based on how much the theatre projects they'll gross.
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 08:58am
Maybe they could play that drecky score over and over again on the Discovery Channel, where the 12th-tier "songwriter" has connections...
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 09:42am
There isn't one song in this score that I'd want to hear again.
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
SKAcasting1127
Swing
joined:9/19/12
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 01:05pm
Doesn't need to happen. I saw the show on Tuesday night. I couldn't wait for it to be over.
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 04:17pm
I enjoyed this show quite a bit (esp. McClure) but I have to admit - I don't know how compelling the music would be without the visuals.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 04:34pm
Obviously, if they want any chance for regional productions they have to record it. That's just the way it works now.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/1/12 at 04:57pm
based on it's grosses for the past week, it probably broke even that week. if it has a decent advance for the holidays, the cast recording should happen. soon.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 10/1/12 at 11:32pm
I went on Friday and it was pretty close to sold-out. Maybe 90% sold.
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Chaplin Cast Album May Happen
Posted: 10/2/12 at 08:38pm
I found the music to Chaplin interesting and would relish a second listening. I think critics were harder on the music than they needed to be. When there is blood (as in the book) they tend to go after other things.

Would love to hear a recreation of McClure and Collela's find performances.


I saw Chaplin and found the problem to be the book which tried to do 80 plus years in 2 hours. It was like watching the Wikipedia version of a person's life. Hardly involving.

It had some wonderful moments but overall proved a dull evening due largely to the book although it is eons better than Spiderman, Then again, what isnt?

I vote (if i have a vote which I don't) for a recording.