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Ethel Barrymore Theatre

From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, Chaplin reveals the story of the man behind the legend of films like The Gold Rush, The Kid and City Lights, an undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 6, 2013.

Theater

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

Story

What Is the Story of Chaplin?
Chaplin is based on the real-life story of Charlie Chaplin, the iconic film actor, writer, producer and director. The new musical spans the comic’s entire career, from Chaplin’s first performance as a child in 19th-century London to his tearful acceptance of an honorary Academy Award in 1972. The show documents the beloved actor’s rise to fame and the people who shaped his life, including his mother Hannah, his older brother Sydney, his fourth wife Oona O’Neill and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. The musical dramatizes the making of Chaplin’s legendary films, including The Kid, The Circus, Modern Times and The Great Dictator as well as his turbulent childhood, frenzied love life and political beliefs. Featuring an original score by Christopher Curtis, including “Look at All the People,” “Just Another Day in Hollywood” and “This Man,” Chaplin tells the touching story of the man who makes the world laugh as his legendary screen persona, the Tramp, but struggles to find happiness in his own life.

Show Dates

Preview

Aug 21 2012

Opening

Sep 10 2012

Closing

Jan 06 2013

Categories

Critics' Reviews

"[Rob McClure] embodies more than seven decades of Chaplin’s life with a focused, altogether believable mix of gravity and light."

Review by Linda Winer from Newsday

"An impeccably charming, graceful performance by Rob McClure."

Review by David Cote from Time Out New York

Show Dates

Preview

Aug 21 2012

Opening

Sep 10 2012

Closing

Jan 06 2013