By Michael Gioia
28 Nov 2012
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Produced by Grammy winner David Lai, the Broadway company recorded the new musical Nov. 5. Chaplin features music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Curtis.
Bryan Perri is the musical director, and orchestrations are by Larry Hochman. Jonathan Tunick and Michael Starobin provide additional orchestrations with vocal arrangements by Bryan Perri and dance arrangements by Perri and Curtis.
A complete track list follows:
2. Look at All the People
3. Whatcha Gonna Do?
4. If I Left London
5. Sennett Song
6. Look at All the People (Reprise)
7. Tramp Shuffle Pt. 1
8. Tramp Shuffle Pt. 2
9. Life Can Be Like the Movies
10. The Look-A-Like Contest
11. Just Another Day in Hollywood
12. The Life That You Wished For
13. When It All Falls Down
14. The Man of All Countries
15. What Only Love Can See
16. The Exile
17. Where Are All the People?
18. What Only Love Can See (Reprise)
19. This Man
20. Finale/Tramp Reprise
Chaplin, which officially opened at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre Sept. 10, stars critically acclaimed Barrymore Award winner Rob McClure in the title role. Previews began Aug. 21, and tickets are available through June 2, 2013.
McClure, who previously starred on Broadway in Avenue Q, originated the role of Chaplin in 2010 at La Jolla Playhouse, where the musical received its world premiere under the title of Limelight; that staging received Craig Noel Awards for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical (McClure) and Outstanding New Musical.
Joining McClure in Chaplin are 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.
Rounding out the ensemble are Justin Bowen, Emilee Dupré, Sara Edwards, Leslie Donna Flesner, Lisa Gajda, Timothy Hughes, Ethan Khusidman, Ian Liberto, Renée Marino, Michael Mendez, Sarah O'Gleby, Hayley Podschun, Adam Rogers, William Ryall, Eric Santagata and Emily Tyra.