BONNIE & CLYDE Launches Website; Song Previews!
BONNIE & CLYDE, which will open this fall on Broadway, has just launched its official website! Additionally, the new site features song previews from the show including: "Bonnie," "Made in America," "Dyin AInt So Bad," "What Was Always Good Enough," "You Can Do Better,"You're Goin Back to Jail," "You Love Who You Love," and more! The production will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), beginning previews on Friday, November 4th and opening on Thursday, December 1st. BONNIE & CLYDE has direction by Jeff Calhoun, music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, book by Ivan Menchell and music supervision/orchestrations/arrangements by John McDaniel. Visit the all new website by clicking here!
"What attracted me to this Bonnie & Clyde is that the authors have developed a love story that is both compelling and sexy, distinct from the film and yet faithful to these personalities who remain such a part of the American landscape" said director Jeff Calhoun. "I can't wait for audiences to see Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan in these iconic roles. They are both extraordinary talents."
Laura Osnes originated the role of Bonnie Parker when BONNIE & CLYDE first began at the La Jolla Playhouse in the fall of 2009, where she earned a San Diego Theater Critics Circle Award for her performance and the show won Best Musical. She then reprised that role opposite Jeremy Jordan in the fall of 2010 when the show ran to critical acclaim at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
Laura Osnes is currently starring as Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes. She recently starred as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center's Broadway revival of South Pacific.She made her Broadway debut as Sandy in Grease, having won NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're the One That I Want." Regional: Broadway: Three Generations (Kim McAfee), Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet). TV: PBS' "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert" (released on DVD), the HBO pilot "The Miraculous Year."
Jeremy Jordan performed on Broadway in West Side Story (Tony) and Rock of Ages. His regional theatre credits include Big River (Goodspeed) and The Little Dog Laughed (Hartford Theatreworks) for which he received a Critics' Circle Nomination.
Ivan Menchell (Book) Broadway: The Cemetery Club, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (additional material). Off-Broadway: Smiling Through, We'll Meet Again. US and UK Tours: The Prince and the Pauper, The Surprise Party. Screen credits include: The Cemetery Club, Napoleon (co-writer). Television credits include: writer/producer of "JONAS", "Phil of the Future", "The Nanny", "Time of Your Life" and "Bedtime". Mr. Menchell is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship for his playwriting and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Don Black (Lyrics) Don Black OBE is a highly-acclaimed, Oscar-winning lyricist. His works have included movie themes, hit songs, and numerous musicals, including three with Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tell Me on a Sunday, Aspects of Love, and Sunset Boulevard, for which he received two Tony Awards for Best Book and Lyrics, together with Christopher Hampton. Mr. Black's movie credits include themes for many James Bond films: Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, "Surrender" from Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough. In collaboration with composer John Barry, he wrote the title song for the 1966 film Born Free, which won the Oscar for Best Song. He also collaborated with Barry on Out of Africa and Dances With Wolves. He has worked with Jule Styne, Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones, Elmer Bernstein, Michael Legrand, Marvin Hamlisch, Charles Aznavour and has had two U.S. number one hits: Michael Jackson's "Ben" and Lulu's "To Sir, With Love". He was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.