CPH Alum in Lead in Broadway musical CHAPLIN

August 31, 2012 by Lisa Craig, Public Relations Manager in Where Are They Now?

CPH Alum in Lead in Broadway musical CHAPLIN

Actor Rob McClure – who knocked it out of the park in our world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s THE GAME’S AFOOT, OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS – is playing Charlie Chaplin in the new Broadway musical. Performances of the new show at the Barrymore Theatre began on August 21 and the production officially opens on September 10.

A recent article in the New York Times was a great close-up on him and his new role.

We wish him all the best – his performance was the perfect  blend of comedy and drama in our world premiere production last season, and we know he’ll be a star in CHAPLIN.

Meet the 2012-13 Apprentices

August 29, 2012 by Lisa Craig, Public Relations Manager in Education

Meet the 2012-13 Apprentices

Front row, from left: Christopher, Kathryn, Chennelle, Megan. Back row, from left: Gabrielle, Stephen, Jimmy.

Christopher Sanders - He joins the apprenticeship program in the Artistic department for Engagement and the CWRU/MFA Acting Program. He is a recent graduate from The University Of West Florida with a BFA in Musical Theater and a minor in Journalism. While working on his degree in performance he also spent the second half of his four years working as a student teacher for his university's theater classes, and was also in charge of Music Directing and Choreographing shows for his university and other schools in the area. He also spent the last two summers studying performance with the International Performing Arts Institute in Munich, Germany. He... more

Play Guide - Lombardi

August 28, 2012 by Corey Atkins, Artistic Associate-Engagement in Play Guides

Play Guide - Lombardi Click on the related files link below to view the Play Guide!

Vince Lombardi had a playbook, and the information it contained was vital to his team being able to work together and make the most of every game. At CPH, we think our Play Guide is very much the same! Play Guides like this one, for every show in our season, will be available on-line the first week in September, and can help you get the most out of every CPH production.

These guides offer fun and fascinating insight into the world of the play, unique perspectives connecting our community and its citizens to the work on our... more

Related File: lombardiplayguide2.pdf

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A Huddle with the Director

August 21, 2012 by Emma Brandt, Education Intern in Lombardi

A Huddle with the Director
CPH: Was there anything that surprised you about this play?
CS: I think one surprise is that it’s a play about more than football. If you are a football person, there is a lot of pleasure, but if you’re not a football person, there is so much in the family dynamics and the relationships… I think it’s really about that sense of how we relate to the people that are close to us, in our best and in our worst times. It’s very universal in that sense. It’s a play about fathers and sons, which sounds strange because it’s about this football icon, and I think people think of it as a ‘football play.’ There’s also... more

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Eric Simonson on Writing the Lombardi Playbook

August 21, 2012 by by Eric Simonson, excerpted from in Lombardi

Eric Simonson on Writing the Lombardi Playbook

Playwright Eric Simonson spoke with Broadway World when LOMBARDI played in New York.

In Wisconsin, where I grew up, it’s hard to get away from the “Lombardi mystique.” It’s in the ether there. I wasn’t old enough to watch Vince Lombardi coach, but I certainly knew his story, which was the Green Bay Packers' story, and I knew his sayings, which were plastered on locker-room and boardroom walls all over the state. When David Maraniss’ biography, When Pride Still Mattered, was published, I didn’t just read it, I devoured it. The book was a revelation—the first intelligent, thoughtful, and thorough biography of a man who, up until that point, had been presented to the public in two-dimensions. That was 1999.... more

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Charlie Rose: An Interview with David Maraniss

August 21, 2012 by in Lombardi

Charlie Rose: An Interview with David Maraniss October 4, 1999 - Charlie Rose interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss of The Washington Post about his book "When Pride Still Mattered", a biography of professional football coach Vince Lombardi. Playwright Eric Simonson later adapted this biography for the stage as LOMBARDI.

Click here to listen to the interview, courtesy of the official web site of Charlie Rose.


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