It’s amazing what bits of pop culture history get rediscovered once people start looking in their closets, attics, and garages. One of the latest finds are tapes recorded by Orson Welles several years before his death that he planned to use to write an autobiography (which he never finished).
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Broadway’s ‘Chaplin’, Rob McClure: “I really enjoy being onstage, and I believe audiences sense that, and it makes them comfortable”
It would have been easy for the producers behind Chaplin, a new Broadway musical based on the life of the famed early film icon, to find a Hollywood star to cast in the lead. But going that route would have made it unlikely to equal the performance of Rob McClure, who initially received rave reviews portraying the man behind the Little Tramp during the musical’s run at California’s La Jolla Playhouse.
Chaplin, the new musical about the life and times of Charlie Chaplin, begins previews this Tuesday (August 21st) and at a recent rehearsal, the show opened their doors to press to check out some of the numbers.
Rob McClure, who originated the role of Chaplin at the La Jolla Playhouse, will star in the title role of the new Broadway musical Chaplin.