Broadway right now has all manner of past legends reincarnated for our amusement: there’s Judy Garland, emoting her heart out in End of the Rainbow! There are those darn Jersey Boys, still kicking! There’s Ricky Martin, showing how Evita lived “la vida loca”! Add to these nostalgia acts Charlie Chaplin, whose story is to be brought to the stage in the musical Chaplin. Rob McClure is to play the Little Tramp as part of a cast of 24, alongside characters like Oona O’Neill and “Young Charlie”—the littlest tramp of all. If there’s not a Modern Times musical number with giant gears dominating the stage, truly Andrew Lloyd Webber has taught us nothing about stagecraft.
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street, preview performance tonight at 8pm, tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200.
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