Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Tony nod for "Chaplin: The Musical"


Rob McClure was nominated for a Tony for his performance as Charlie in Chaplin: The Musical. It was the show's only nomination. I had a chance to watch the musical not too long ago (I won't say how, but it wasn't in person.) I thought the show as a whole was disappointing but I was very impressed with McClure's performance. I'm usually very critical of any Chaplin impersonation but he was able to replicate Charlie's walk and certain mannerisms really well. You can tell he did his homework. Best of luck to him. The awards ceremony is June 9th.

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  1. I didn't see the show, but read the reviews and talked to people who did, and from what I gathered - they clumped all his wives into a "boxing match" kind of a scene? Excepting for Oona? Now you know how I admire the Goddard -and this piece of info alone kinda irked me.

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    1. Yes, there's a boxing match with the ex-wives, and they are all treated as gold-diggers, which I've never considered Paulette to be. Unfortunately, that was her only appearance.

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  2. Yep - that's what I've heard! To lump her in with Lita and Mildred is unfair.

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