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Chaplin the Musical on Broadway

I was delighted to find myself drawn into Chaplin the Musical at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. I didn’t know what to expect from this musical biography of the great star of the silent screen era. The allure of the Chaplin persona as recreated in an astonishing performance by Rob McClure proved to be irresistible for me. Intrigued by details of Chaplin’s life, afterward, I was inspired to spend time researching his career.

The Whipping Man

Playwright Matthew Lopez was intrigued by the fact that Passover came on the very day after the Civil War ended in 1865. In that year, this celebration of the freedom of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt coincided with the freedom of American slaves.

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