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Everybody had a dream. They had a plan.
West Dallas, Texas. 1930. Clyde Barrow was a brazen 22-year-old who wanted a better life than his hard-working parents, barely able to survive the Depression. 19-year-old Bonnie Parker was a pretty, straight-A student with a flair for poetry, dreams of Broadway and desperate to escape her small town life. Together, it was love at first sight and one wild ride that took them from poverty to infamy on a two-year crime spree that tantalized the dark side of America’s imagination.
Now, Bonnie and Clyde’s adventures are brought to the stage in a stunning new musical from the creative team of writer Ivan Menchell (The Cemetery Club, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) and Tony-Award winning lyricist Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Song and Dance). Cinematic and seductive, Bonnie & Clyde examines the passionate love story at the center of this legendary story, with a thrilling new score combining rockabilly, blues and gospel music.
Bonnie & Clyde premiered in 2009 at La Jolla Playhouse in California where it captivated audiences and national attention. The musical won the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle’s Award for Outstanding New Musical and director Jeff Calhoun was honored for Best Direction of a Musical. Following it's Asolo Rep run, Bonnie & Clyde is planned for a 2011 Broadway production.
“We are thrilled to be working with such an extraordinarily talented group of creative artists,” said Asolo Rep Artistic Director, Michael Donald Edwards. “With the economic nightmare that was the Great Depression suddenly seeming less remote, Bonnie & Clyde could not be timelier. Their dreams were totally American: freedom, money and fame. It was their plan that got them into trouble. Their story struck a chord with so many who felt betrayed by the system and that chord will resonate again in this most American of theatre forms: the musical.”
CONTAINS VIOLENCE, MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE
Jeff Calhoun Director & Choreographer
John McDaniel Music Supervisor
Stephen Landau MusicDirector/Keyboards
Jeff Tanski Assoc. MD/Keyboards 2
Tobin Ost Set & Costume Designer
Michael Gillium Lighting Designer
Kevin Kennedy Sound Designer
Aaron Rhyne Projection Designer
Paul Smith Stage Manager
Kelly Borgia Assistant Stage Manager
Cumie Barrow / Governor Ferguson
Mimi Bessette* Emma Parker
Daniel Cooney* Ensemble
Dane Dandridge Ensemble
Wayne Duvall* Sheriff
Claybourne Elder* Buck Barrow
Kelsey Fowler* Young Bonnie
Victor Hernandez* Ensemble
Laura Hodos* Ensemble
Jeremy Jordan* Clyde Barrow
Heather Kopp Ensemble
Michael Lanning* Ensemble
Kevin Massey* Ted Hinton
Laura Osnes* Bonnie Parker
Zach Rand* Young Clyde
Holly Rizzo u/s Young Bonnie
Kevin Rose Ensemble
Casey Shea Ensemble
Timothy Shew* Ensemble
Melissa van der Schyff* Blanche Barrow
BroadwayWorld.com, 10/26/10: STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Bonnie & Clyde at Asolo Rep!
BroadwayWorld.com, 10/25/10 : Photo Flash: Osnes & Jordan Star in Bonnie & Clyde
TampaBay.com, 10/22/10: Bonnie & Clyde musical opens Asolo Repertory mainstage season
Playbill.com, 10/19/10: Osnes & Jordan Will Star in Revised Bonnie & Clyde Musical, Taking Aim in FL; Cast Revealed
BroadwayWorld.com, 10/19/10: Osnes & Jordan to Lead Bonnie & Clyde at Asolo Rep; Full Cast Announced
HeraldTribune.com, 10/19/10: Asolo Rep casts its killers for Bonnie & Clyde
TheatreMania.com, 10/19/10: Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, et al. Set for Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie & Clyde at Asolo Rep
Bradenton.com, 10/15/10: Expected next stop for Bonnie & Clyde: Broadway
HeraldTribune.com, 10/10/10: Bonnie & Clyde lyricist is an 'Icon'
Chronological timeline, interviews and poem by Bonnie Parker
Riding with Bonnie & Clyde, by W.D. Jones
Bonnie & Clyde, Wikipedia entry
Bonnie & Clyde, the movie, 1967
Frank Wildhorn's official site: Bonnie & Clyde
DID YOU KNOW?
Bonnie & Clyde was named Outstanding New Musical at the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle’s 2009 Craig Noel Awards for Theatrical Excellence
Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards – Managing Director Linda DiGabriele
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