Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tonight on TCM: Tony Bennett and Charlie Chaplin by Trav S.D.

Tonight on Turner Movie Classics, the guest programmer will be my old boss international singing sensation Mr. Tony Bennett. Tony often expresses his love of Charlie Chaplin in interviews;…

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‘If you don’t understand why people cry, you can’t be a clown’ by Guardian Staff

The smell of the elephants, Charlie Chaplin’s funny walk and the gift of a balloon … three clowns remember what led them to put on a red noseIn front of the apartment where my family liv…

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Rob Jansen dons Chaplin’s bowler for The Tramp’s New World by Brett Steven Abelman

Who wouldn’t want to see a lost Charlie Chaplin film? The Tramp’s New World was a screenplay for The Tramp by James Agee which Chaplin declined to produce because he felt, at the…

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

‘Tramp’s New World’ at Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint by Robert Michael Oliver

In 1949, Pulitzer Prize winning author and film critic James Agee wrote a screenplay  treatment for Charlie Chaplin, that has since been titled Tramp’s New World. Four years following…

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Charlie Chaplin has A BUSY DAY (in drag!) by Trav S.D.

Today is the anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin film A Busy Day (1914). This one is priceless — priceless! Directed by the man Mack Sennett himself, this is one …

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Chaplin’s First Solo Directing Effort: “Caught in the Rain” by Trav S.D.

Today is anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s debut as solo director of a film, Caught in the Rain (1914). The film is a fairly routine little Sennett style Francophile farce. It starts …

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Century of Slapstick # 81: By the Sea by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date  of the Charlie Chaplin Essanay comedy By the Sea. One doesn’t often get a chance to say this, but this is one of Chaplin’s la…

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Photo Call: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and More at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 42nd Chaplin by Joseph Marzullo

Robert Redford, who starred on Broadway in Barefoot in the Park; Sunday in New York; Little Moon of Alban; among others, received the 42nd Chaplin Award April 27. Here's a look at the r…

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Charlie Chaplin IS “Caught in a Cabaret” by Trav S.D.

Today is the anniversary of the release of the great Keystone ensemble comedy Caught in a Cabaret (1914), directed by Mabel Normand, written by and co-starring herself and Charlie Chaplin. …

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Barbra Streisand Presents Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tonight by Movies News Desk

The Film Society of Lincoln Center previously announced that Barbra Streisand recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award wouldpresent the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Robert Redford, …

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Barbra Streisand Presents Her “The Way We Were” Co-Star with Chaplin Award Tonight by Andrew Gans

Barbra Streisand (recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award) presents the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award winner Robert Redford — the director, Broadway and film actor, producer, env…

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chaplin Awards by Barry

Robert Redford to Receive Chaplin Award, Presented by Barbra Streisand                                                            …

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Friday, April 24, 2015

This Weekend at Anthology: Mucho Charlie Chaplin! by Trav S.D.

This weekend at New York’s Anthology Film Archives: lotsa great Charlie Chaplin movies! Just click on the highlighted movie titles below for my blogposts on each film: Saturday, April…

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Charlie Chaplin in “Twenty Minutes of Love” by Trav S.D.

  Today is the anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin comedy Twenty Minutes of Love. This one is notable for being the first movie Charlie had a hand in directing. As we sa…

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

An American in Paris by Doug Marino

Quite possibly this is the most beautifully staged ballet mounted on a Broadway stage.  The perfect blend of theater, dance, and storytelling is something you cannot miss.  The dan…

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Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin in “Mabel at the Wheel” by Trav S.D.

  Today is the anniversary of the release date of the Keystone comedy Mabel at the Wheel, starring Mabel Normand. There are all sorts of reasons this film is noteworthy. * This is one of t…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sweet Sound of Amazing Grace Will be Heard on Broadway; Josh Young-Led New Tuner Sets Dates & Theater by Imogen Lloyd Webber

If it was ever lost, it's now found...it's home on Broadway. Amazing Grace, which ran in Chicago in fall 2014, will begin performances at the Nederlander Theatre on June 25. Josh You…

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/12/15- BELLS ARE RINGING by Stage Tube

Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a music…

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Century of Slapstick #77: Chaplin’s “The Tramp” by Trav S.D.

  Today marks the 100th anniversary of the release date of Charlie Chaplin’s landmark comedy short The Tramp (1915). Though this was Chaplin’s 38th comedy, this was the first …

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Matthew Broderick to Host (UN)SILENT FILM NIGHT at New School by BroadwayWorld

The College of Performing Arts at The New School will present the first annual UnSilent Film Night, in which music ensembles from the College's performing arts schools-the Mannes School of M…

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Side by Side by Susan Blackwell: Rob McClure on HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Nathan Lane, Bob Rosse & More by Broadway.com

On the latest episode of SIDE BY SIDE BY SUSAN BLACKWELL, Broadway star Rob McClure (CHAPLIN, AVENUE Q, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS) talks special skillz, sh*tting his pants, impersonating celebritie…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Century of Slapstick #76: Chaplin’s “A Jitney Elopement” by Trav S.D.

  Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin Esssanay Comedy A Jitney Elopement (1915). This is one of Chaplin’s first movies with a reasonable plot; i…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Century of Slapstick #75: Charlie Chaplin’s “In the Park” by Trav S.D.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the release date of Charlie Chaplin’s comedy short In the Park (1915). This is one of Chaplin’s early films for Essanay Studios, and to me …

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown and the Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at 92Y by BroadwayWorld

Fresh off his Tony Award for The Bridges of Madison County, superstar composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown is back with a new, Sin City-set musical, Honeymoon in Vegas -- which just opened o…

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Charlie Chaplin in “His Favorite Pastime” by Trav S.D.

Today marks the anniversary of the release date of the Keystone comedy His Favorite Pastime, starring Charlie Chaplin and directed by George Nichols. The title is intended to be ironic ̵…

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Barbra Streisand Will Present Her “The Way We Were” Co-Star with Chaplin Award by Andrew Gans

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Barbra Streisand (recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award) will present the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award winner Robert Redford, the …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Barbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala by Movies News Desk

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Barbra Streisand recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award will present the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Robert Redford

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Century of Slapstick #73: The Champion by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Chaplin Chaplin comedy The Champion (1915). One of his early Essanay comedies, The Champion is a nice snapshot of Chaplin in tran…

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Chaplin, Arbuckle & Sterling in “Tango Tangles” by Trav S.D.

Today marks the anniversary of the release of the Keystone comedy Tango Tangles, co-starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and Ford Sterling, directed by Mack Sennett. This is another of …

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas by Doug Marino

In what might be one of his smoothest moves yet - the always slick and sexy Tony Danza seems to have been a part of bringing a show to Broadway starring.... well, none other than himself! &n…

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Editors' Picks: March/April 2015

  Sam's Picks Hilarity DivaFest Mar. 5–28 Writer/actor/comedian Allison Page, co-creative director of the sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster, writes and stars in a play ab…

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