This is not a review of the new Broadway musical Chaplin. It’s just my opinion, one among thousands of opinions floating out there in cyberspace. Do with it as you see fit. There was a time when I would sift through newspaper reviews the morning after opening night, using them to determine which shows I would (or would not) see.
I have never seen a Charlie Chaplin movie in its entirety. Not that I haven’t had an interest, it just hasn’t happened. Although I appreciate his contributions to cinema, it’s his life that I’ve always found the most fascinating. You can learn all about the man in the new musical Chaplin, with tickets on sale thru Feb. 13, 2013.
Back in 1993, I was a third grade student growing up in Akron, Ohio. I remember getting ready for school one morning and my mom busted out the most tragic thing to weaken my 10-year-old heart: A lengthy article in the Akron Beacon Journal that declared Saved By the Bell was going off the air.