By Michael Gioia
04 Oct 2012
"Chaplin has been winning over audiences at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway since it began previews on Aug. 21, and we are delighted to bring the magic of this brand new original musical to our terminal at JFK Airport," said Joann Camuti, sales promotions and community relations director for American Airlines New York, in a statement.
American Airlines has been named the official airline of Broadway's Chaplin, which officially opened on Broadway Sept. 10.
Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, the cast features Rob McClure (Avenue Q) in the title role with Jim Borstelmann (The Addams Family, Young Frankenstein) as Alf Reeves, Chaplin's longtime friend and production manager; Jenn Colella (High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy) as Hedda Hopper, a powerful gossip columnist determined to bring down the Little Tramp; Erin Mackey (Anything Goes, Wicked) as the young Oona O'Neill, Chaplin's last wife; Michael McCormick (Elf, Curtains) as producer Sennett, McGranery/Emcee; Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde) as Chaplin's mother, Hannah, who appears through a series of flashbacks; Zachary Unger (Encores! Merrily We Roll Along) as Young Charlie/Jackie; and Wayne Alan Wilcox (The Normal Heart) as older brother Sydney Chaplin.
Here's how it's billed: "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."