The new Broadway musical Chaplin opened at the Barrymore Theatre three years ago today. We look back at a fascinating two-show day with Wayne Alan Wilcox, who co-starred as Charlie Chaplin's brother Sydney.
Armed with digital camera, Wilcox shared his morning rituals, showed off some favorite neighborhood haunts and invited readers into the theatre as he works, plays and kisses his way through the backstage world of the show.
Throwback! Three Years After Opening, a Backstage Tour of Broadway's Chaplin With Wayne Alan Wilcox
Chaplin features music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis, a relative unknown who played piano at Chez Josephine in the midtown theatre district, and a book by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Curtis.
Here's how producers characterize the new musical: "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 24-person musical reveals the man behind the legend, the undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies."