Rob McClure will star in the title role in Chaplin, the previously announced new Broadway musical about the life of silent film icon Charlie Chaplin. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book by Curtis and Tony winner Thomas Meehan, the musical begins performances on August 21 at the Barrymore Theatre. Opening night is set for September 10. Additional casting and creative team will be announced shortly.
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 22-person musical reveals the man behind the legend, the undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies.
McClure, who originated the role of Chaplin in a previous production of the musical at La Jolla Playhouse, also appeared on Broadway in I'm Not Rappaport and Avenue Q. His regional credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Grease, Parade, The Skin of Our Teeth, Oliver!, Carousel and The Bomb-itty of Errors.