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Chaplin - Broadway

A new musical depicting the life of silent film star Charlie Chaplin.

Welcome to Hollywood! Squigs Pens a Silent Film-Era Portrait of Rob McClure & the Cast of Chaplin

Welcome to Hollywood! Squigs Pens a Silent Film-Era Portrait of Rob McClure & the Cast of Chaplin
© Justin "Squigs" Robertson
Squigs brings the world of 'Chaplin' to life.

Chaplin is bringing the touching life story of screen icon Charlie Chaplin to Broadway, starring Rob McClure as the violin-playing, tightrope-walking Little Tramp. Directed by Warren Carlyle, Chaplin follows the beloved movie star from the poverty-stricken streets of London to the glamorous world of Los Angeles. Broadway.com resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson headed to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre to capture the Hollywood hijinks of Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan's new musical. In this portrait, Squigs pays homage to Chaplin and the influential people in his life (from left): His brother, Sydney (Wayne Alan Wilcox), his mother Hannah (Christiane Noll), Young Charlie Chaplin (Zachary Unger), Chaplin as the Tramp (McClure), his best friend Alf Reeves (Jim Borstelmann), film director Sennett McGranery (Michael McCormick), his beloved wife Oona O’Neill (Erin Mackey) and conniving gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Jenn Colella). Check out Squigs’ rendition of the new musical above, then see the bittersweet story of Chaplin on Broadway!

 

About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.

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