Warren Carlyle Will Helm Russian Premiere of Chaplin, Bowing in September | Playbill

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News Warren Carlyle Will Helm Russian Premiere of Chaplin, Bowing in September Chaplin, the musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, will launch a sit-down production in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in September at the Saint Petersburg State Theater of Musical Comedy.

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The production, which will be performed in Russian and feature local performers and musicians, will play a two-year engagement as a part of the theatre's repertoire.

The musical, which features a score by Christopher Curtis and a book by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Curtis, will feature direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle (Finian's Rainbow, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway), who helmed Chaplin's Broadway bow.

The Broadway production of Chaplin opened at the Barrymore Theatre Sept. 10, 2012, for a run through Jan. 6, 2013. As previously reported, a North American tour of Chaplin is set to launch in the fall of 2014.

Here's how the musical is 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. This big musical about the little tramp reveals the man behind the legend, the undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies."

For more information, click here. For more on Chaplin, visit ChaplinBroadway.com.

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