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listen  1. Overture/PrologueChristiane Noll;Erin Mackey;Wayne Wilcox;Jim Borstelmann;Jenn Colella;Michael McCormick;Zachary Unger;Ethan Khusidman0:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Look at All the PeopleChristiane Noll;Zachary Unger 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Whatcha Gonna Do?Rob McClure;Christiane Noll;Zachary Unger 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. If I Left LondonRob McClure;Wayne Wilcox 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Sennett SongRob McClure;Michael McCormick 2:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Look at All the People (Reprise)/Tramp DiscoveryRob McClure;Christiane Noll;Zachary Unger 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Tramp Shuffle - Part 1Rob McClure;Michael McCormick;Ethan Khusidman 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Tramp Shuffle - Part 2Rob McClure;Michael McCormick;Ethan Khusidman 1:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Life Can Be Like the MoviesRob McClure;Wayne Wilcox;Ethan Khusidman 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Look-A-Like ContestRob McClure;Christiane Noll;Wayne Wilcox;Jim Borstelmann 1:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Just Another Day in HollywoodRob McClure;Jim Borstelmann;Jenn Colella 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Life That You Wished ForRob McClure 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. All Falls DownJenn Colella 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Man of All CountriesJenn Colella;Michael McCormick 1:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. What Only Love Can SeeRob McClure;Erin Mackey 2:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. The ExileJenn Colella 1:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Where Are All the People?Rob McClure 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. What Only Love Can See (Reprise)Rob McClure;Erin Mackey 3:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. This ManChristiane Noll;Erin Mackey;Wayne Wilcox;Jim Borstelmann;Jenn Colella;Michael McCormick 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Finale/Tramp RepriseChristiane Noll;Erin Mackey;Wayne Wilcox;Jim Borstelmann;Jenn Colella;Michael McCormick;Zachary Unger;Ethan Khusidman 1:30$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 8, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Sony Masterworks
  • ASIN: B00A8ZZ1ZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,298 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, Chaplin is the new Broadway musical about the silent film legend the world couldn't stop talking about: Charlie Chaplin. The brand new 24-person musical reveals the man behind the legend, the undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies. Chaplin has music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Christopher Curtis. Warren Carlyle (Finian's Rainbow, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway) directs and choreographs the production which opened on Broadway in September 2012. Chaplin stars Rob McClure in the title role, and also features Jim Borstelmann (Alf Reeves), Jenn Colella (Hedda Hopper), Ethan Khusidman (Usher), Erin Mackey (Oona O'Neill), Michael McCormick (Sennett, McGranery, Emcee), Christiane Noll (Hannah Chaplin), Zachary Unger (Young Charlie, Jackie) and Wayne Alan Wilcox (Sydney Chaplin).

Customer Reviews

The music captures the the era perfectly.
Randall Schwartz
So lucky to have seen the show in NY and to relive the moments on the cd.
Mr. Raymond T. Muschialli
The show ending will not leave a dry eye in the house!

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
I guess the timing wasn't right for the Broadway run of "Chaplin: The Musical" it opened on September 10, 2012, after three weeks of previews, and the cast album was recorded on November 4th and 5th. The digital version of the album was released on December 4th with the CD to be released on January 8, 2013. The show, however, closed just 2 days before the CD release.

I first heard about the show - with a book by Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and newbie Christopher Curtis with music and lyrics by Curtis - when it played the New York Musical Festival in 2006. It was then titled "Behind the Limelight". I remember hearing a song or two on the internet and waited for an album. When I heard that Sony Masterworks was issuing it, I was really looking forward to it. The CD came last week and, while I like it, I can't say I love it. But that's not the reason for my four star rating. I always expect high quality packaging in Sony Masterworks releases but this one is a letdown and, if you have not seen the show - and now that it is closed, one can only hope for a regional theater revival - you will find yourself lost - as I did (and I know at least something about Chaplin beyond his movies).
I see that the two reviews posted just before me gave five stars and rave about the production. I can only guess that these two well-informed reviewers saw the production. But I could be wrong.
Before I get to the CD itself I'll describe the 12 panel booklet enclosed. Six of the panels are are full page photos. There is one page with cast members and their roles, one page with the recording credits, one page with the production credits and two pages listing the 20 tracks and the characters who sing them.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By buenseñor on January 8, 2013
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Excellent! I cannot fathom why this show has closed already on Broadway. (Actually, yes I can, but more on that in a minute!) Chaplin is the presentation of Charlie's life before, during and in the collapse of his Little Tramp character. While his story may be familiar to some, to me it wasn't. I have yet to figure out if that's an advantage or a disadvantage in writing these short reviews. The show is crammed full of historic detail and period costumes. The stage is often filled with dancers. When the stage is "filled with" the presence of The Little Tramp himself, star Rob McClure, he is larger than life in the part. His show-stopping song, What Only Love Can See, is positioned perfectly in the flow of events as to be especially memorable. The show ending will not leave a dry eye in the house! Owning and playing the OBC is only a substitution, albeit a superb one, for seeing the actual production.

So what went wrong? I would summarize all that in one word "perfection". Chaplin used a full orchestra every show ($$); 10 dancers didn't suffice as well as 15-20 ($$), the elaborate stage setting certainly was no relative of the phrase "Bare bones" ($$). So, yes, the producers were providing quality at every turn. Unfortunately such quality has to be funded by the response of the patrons. To cover a show like this, ticket prices bordered on the outrageous. If families was to introduce their children to the world of Broadway musicals, which would YOU choose: the latest show trying to make its way (i.e. higher ticket $$) or the established musical you know kids will enjoy? A "serious" musical over a "family-friendly fun fest"?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven L. on January 10, 2013
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It is always a pleasant surprise when a bio-musical is written that is engaging and keeps the audience concerned with the characters. It is even more refreshing when the recording of the score maintains that attraction. "Chaplin: The Musical," is one of those musicals.

My first impulse when initially listening to the Broadway Cast Recording of this new musical, which unfortunately closed at the Barrymore on January 6th, was "who composed this score, with its stimulating melodies, spread out among all the principal performers?" Christopher Curtis, a newcomer to the Broadway world, has created a timeless story about the famous movie actor, Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977), who rose to stardom, only to be exiled later in his life for his "supposed" communist sympathies. But Curtis' work is more than assisted by the strong collaborative team put in place to see the 24-character show to New York. From co-bookwriter Thomas Meehan ("Annie") to director Warren Carlyle ("Hugh Jackman - Back on Broadway"), the creative team has amassed a highly, talented cast, led by Rob McClure as Chaplin, Christiane Noll as Hannah Chaplin, Jenn Colella as columnist Hedda Hopper and Erin Mackey as Chaplin's fourth (and final) wife, Oona O'Neill.

Curtis' score strikes an effective balance between large ensemble numbers ("Just Another Day in Hollywood," "Life Can Be Like The Movies") and heartfelt solo moments for the principal performers including Noll ("Look At All The People"), Mackey ("What Only Love Can See"), and of course, McClure ("If I Left London," "Where Are All the People?" and a spot-on replication of Chaplin's 1972 Honorable Oscar speech).
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