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Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 3: An Opening Night Extravaganza!

Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 3: An Opening Night Extravaganza!

It’s opening night! This week, Chaplin video blogger Jenn Colella takes Broadway.com behind the scenes at the Barrymore Theatre for fancy fashion tips, Guinness cupcakes and a front row seat to the Gypsy Robe ceremony.

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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

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 ...

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Lights, Camera, Action! Celebrate Opening Night With Rob McClure & the Cast of Chaplin

Lights, Camera, Action! Celebrate Opening Night With Rob McClure & the Cast of Chaplin

Chaplin has arrived on Broadway, starring Rob McClure, Jenn Colella, Erin Mackey, Christiane Noll and more. Get a front row seat to opening night at the Barrymore Theatre!

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Step Into Hollywood’s Golden Age on Opening Night of Chaplin, Starring Rob McClure

Step Into Hollywood’s Golden Age on Opening Night of Chaplin, Starring Rob McClure
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It was a night of roller skating, tightrope walking and of course, cane twirling at the Barrymore Theatre on September 10, when the new musical Chaplin officially opened on Broadway. Headliner Rob McClure and his co-stars Christiane Noll, Jenn Colella, Erin Mackey, Wayne Alan Wilcox and more took the star-studded crowd on a journey from the streets of London to ...

From London to Limelight: The Real-Life Rise of Chaplin and How the Broadway Musical Was Born

From London to Limelight: The Real-Life Rise of Chaplin and How the Broadway Musical Was Born

The life of legendary screen actor Charlie Chaplin is immortalized in Chaplin, a new musical by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan, which opens September 10 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with Rob McClure in the title role. Read on to find out how the beloved comic icon made ’em laugh (and cry!) all the way to Broadway.


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Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 2: Meet the Fellas!

Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 2: Meet the Fellas!

Broadway.com video blogger Jenn Colella’s got a nose for news, and this week she got the scoop on the gents of Chaplin. See them in various stages of undress while sipping cocktails, feeding tea to a fox and more backstage silliness.

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Top Five! Chaplin and Bring It On Video Blogs & Frankie Valli (Real and Fictional) Spark Most-Watched Videos

Top Five! Chaplin and Bring It On Video Blogs & Frankie Valli (Real and Fictional) Spark Most-Watched Videos

Every day, Broadway.com brings theater fans up close to their favorite stars and behind the scenes at their favorite shows with our popular, one-of-a-kind video features. Now, we're ranking our top-played videos with this weekly list. Here are the most-watched Broadway.com videos from August 28 to September 4.

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Video Exclusive! Get a Whimsical First Look at Rob McClure and the Cast of Chaplin

Video Exclusive! Get a Whimsical First Look at Rob McClure and the Cast of Chaplin

Rob McClure is tightrope walking his way to Broadway in Chaplin, a toe-tapping new musical by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan. See McClure channel the comic icon alongside Christiane Noll, Jenn Colella and more.

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Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 1: Broadway Dames Gone Wild!

Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 1: Broadway Dames Gone Wild!

Broadway.com video blogger Jenn Colella kicks off the very first episode of Hedda’s Headlines with a trip backstage to meet the ladies of Chaplin. Get a peek at the silly hijinks, from songs about cameltoe to tandem toothbrushing!

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Get a Rip-Roaring First Look at Broadway’s Chaplin, Starring Rob McClure

Get a Rip-Roaring First Look at Broadway’s Chaplin, Starring Rob McClure
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The new musical Chaplin has arrived at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and we’ve got a first look at the new cast, led by headliner Rob McClure. Featuring music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis, a book by Curtis and Thomas Meehan and directed by Warren Carlyle, Chaplin tells the true story of the iconic film legend, from the slums of ...

Extra, Extra! Chaplin's Jenn Colella Is Broadway.com’s Newest Video Blogger

Extra, Extra! Chaplin's Jenn Colella Is Broadway.com’s Newest Video Blogger

Broadway.com has a new backstage video blogger: Chaplin star Jenn Colella! In the new musical based on the life of legendary film actor Charlie Chaplin, Colella portrays real-life gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, a dishy Hollywood insider who chastises Chaplin for his love life and politics. Broadway.com has armed Colella with her very own video camera to get the ...

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Erin Mackey, Jenn Colella, Christiane Noll & More Complete Casting For Chaplin Musical

Erin Mackey, Jenn Colella, Christiane Noll & More Complete Casting For Chaplin Musical

Erin Mackey, Jenn Colella, Tony nominee Christiane Noll and more have joined the cast of the forthcoming Broadway musical Chaplin. They join previously announced star Rob McClure in the title role. Featuring music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book by Curtis and Thomas Meehan, Chaplin begins performances August 21 at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle ...

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Kyle Dean Massey, Jenn Colella & More Set for Off-Broadway Musical Lucky Guy

Kyle Dean Massey, Jenn Colella & More Set for Off-Broadway Musical Lucky Guy

Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity) are among the cast for the forthcoming off-Broadway musical premiere of Lucky Guy. Written and directed by Willard Beckham, the show will begin previews on April 28 and open on May 19 at the Little Shubert Theatre. Lucky Guy will play a 12-week limited engagement, through ...

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Tituss Burgess, Jenn Colella and More Join Broadway Backwards

Tituss Burgess, Jenn Colella and a slew of Broadway entertainers have signed on for “Broadway Backwards,” the annual event that features singers performing well-known musical theater songs written for the opposite sex. Benefitting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, this year’s show will be held on February 9 at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre, directed by Robert Bartley ...

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Jenn Colella Tapped for Title Role in Beebo Brinker Chronicles

Jenn Colella will play the title role in the new off-Broadway production of Beebo Brinker Chronicles, which begins a 10-week limited engagement on February 19 at 37 Arts. A stage adaptation of Ann Bannon's award-winning pulp novels of the 1950s and 1960s, the show is written by Kate Moira Ryan 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and Linda S. Chapman ...

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Jenn Colella to Star in Twyla Tharp/Bob Dylan Project at the Old Globe

Broadway.com has learned that Jenn Colella will be one of the leads in the upcoming as-yet-untitled Twyla Tharp/Bob Dylan project. The show is set to premiere at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, where it will run from January 25 through March 5.

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Urban Cowboy's Jenn Colella to Star in Off-Broadway Musical Slut

Urban Cowboy's Jenn Colella is set to appear in the off-Broadway musical Slut at the American Theatre of Actors. The cast of the tuner will also include Mary Faber, who recently played the title role in Junie B. Jones at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

"Whenever I tell my friends I'm in Slut they think I'm the slut," Colella ...

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