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'Chaplin' to Hit the Road for U.S. and World Tours

'Chaplin' to Hit the Road for U.S. and World Tours
Photo Source: Joan Marcus

The new Broadway musical "Chaplin" will dance its way across the world in the fall of 2014 with the launch of a U.S. national tour followed by an international tour, the show's producers announced. No casting or exact cities and dates have been announced.

The new musical about the life of the iconic silent film star Charlie Chaplin opened at the Barrymore Theatre Sept. 10. "Chaplin" stars Rob McClure in the title role and also features Jim Borstelman, Jenn Colella, Erin Mackey, and Christiane Noll. The 24-person musical charts the legendary actor, writer, and director's rise to fame, how he changed cinema, and his relationships with with his mother and wife.

The show features music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book by three-time Tony winner Thomas Meehan ("Annie," "The Producers," "Hairspray") and Curtis. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, "Chaplin" features costume design by Amy Clark and Martin Pakledinaz, set design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer and Drew Levy. 

"Chaplin" has so far received high praise for McClure's performance, though Curtis's music and lyrics have been harshly criticized (read Backstage's review here). 

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