Ivan Menchell News

Stageworks Presents Western NY Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, 7/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

STAGEWORKS (Rochester, NY) proudly presents the Regional Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, the exciting story of the infamous outlaws. This thrilling musical will entertain all with its non-traditional score by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula), featuring musical styles ranging from blues to gospel to rockabilly. Lyrics by Don Black. Book by Ivan Menchell. Directed by Don Brown. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's BONNIE & CLYDE and JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running Oct. 2-25, 2014; the St. Louis premiere of the outrageous JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, running March 5-28, 2015; and one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CEMETERY CLUB - Laughter and Tears Abound, by Guest Reviewer Peter Nason
by Jimmy Ferraro - Jun 18, 2014

"The Cemetery Club" proves why the Carrollwood Players is considered one of the finest community theatres in the area; it does things right. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company's BONNIE & CLYDE to Begin 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Everyone knows the lore: Bonnie and Clyde were lovers. They were also fearless, shameless and alluring and they became the country's most wanted. (more...)

Carrollwood Players Theatre Present THE CEMETERY CLUB, 6/13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2014

Ivan Menchell's bittersweet comedy, The Cemetery Club, is the story of three widows in Queens. They are the surviving half of three sets of long time best friends, each of whom is in a different stage of healing and moving on with her life. Once a month the three women meet to pay their respects to their husbands, who are all buried in the same cemetery. The women are bound together by their hurt, their healing and the discovery that they are more alike than they believed. (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE, SWEET CHARITY and More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced the Company's 2014-2015 Main Stage season at a special VIP Sneak Preview held at the Addison Theatre Centre in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Korean BONNIE AND CLYDE; Opens Tonight in Seoul!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

Bonnie & Clyde returns to Seoul this month, as the Frank Wildhorn musical will open at the BBC Arts Center tonight. The production is set to run through June 29. Check out a trailer for the Korean version of the show below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in Trailer for BLENDED
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in BLENDED, in theaters May 23rd! Check out the all-new trailer below! (more...)

Lake Country Playhouse to Stage BONNIE & CLYDE, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The Lake Country Playhouse is proud to present Bonnie & Clyde, with book by Ivan Menchell, music Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black, direction by Nate C. Groonwald, choreography by Taylore Ransom, music direction by Catherine Pfeiler and starring Shannon Straka and Bryan Noll, July 10 - 27, 2014 at The Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive. Opening/Press Night is Friday July 11, at 7:30pm The regular schedule is Thursday and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18-20. Single tickets for Bonnie & Clyde are on sale now and may be purchased at lakecountryplayhouse.net, The Behrend Agency, or by Piggly-Wiggly Hartland. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's EXCALIBUR Concept Album Hits No. 1 on iTunes, Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Frank Wildhorn's Excalibur (book: Ivan Menchell; lyrics: Robin Lerner; German translation: Nina Schneider) opened to rave reviews in St. Gallen Switzerland on March 15. Today, April 3, was the release of the cast album, which hit no. 1 on both Amazon and iTunes. (more...)

BWW Blog: Chaos, Conflict in BONNIE & CLYDE
by Maggie Yates - Apr 01, 2014

A blog about the production of Bonnie & Clyde, put on by Santa Barbara's Out of the Box Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for Out of the Box's BONNIE & CLYDE
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2014

Out of the Box Theatre Company will be present an intimate black box production of Bonnie & Clyde the Musical as a part of its fourth season, bringing it to Southern California for the first time since its World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse prior to its Broadway run. The limited engagement of this thrilling new musical will run April 3-13, 2014 (Thursday-Sunday) at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara, CA. The musical features a Tony Award-nominated score by Frank Wildhorn and Don Black, and a book by Ivan Menchell. Check out a sneak peek at reherasals below! (more...)

Out of the Box Theatre Company to Stage BONNIE & CLYDE, 4/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Out of the Box Theatre Company will be present an intimate black box production of Bonnie & Clyde the Musical as a part of its fourth season, bringing it to Southern California for the first time since its World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse prior to its Broadway run. The limited engagement of this thrilling new musical will run April 3-13, 2014 (Thursday-Sunday) at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara, CA. The musical features a Tony Award-nominated score by Frank Wildhorn and Don Black, and a book by Ivan Menchell. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Frank Wildhorn's ARTUS-EXCALIBUR Press Preview in Switzerland!
by Stage Tube - Mar 01, 2014

The Theater St. Gallen presents the world premiere of the musical ARTUS - Excalibur on 15 March 2014. Watch footage from the recent press preview below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Utah Repertory Theater Company's BONNIE & CLYDE is a Worthy Utah Premiere
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 22, 2014

Utah Repertory Theater Company's production of BONNIE & CLYDE is the first time the musical has been seen in Utah and is one of the very first post-Broadway productions of the show. Utah Rep is to be applauded for taking the chance to introduce it to Utah audiences and for doing such a bang-up job. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SoLuna's Long Island Premiere Of BONNIE & CLYDE
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 15, 2014

The Long Island premier of Bonnie & Clyde went off without a hitch this past weekend at SoLuna Studio. With a book by Ivan Menchell, the 'biographical' musical of two of the most nutorious gangsters shows true love, the solidarity of family, and unwavering loyalty. Running through January 26th at the Hauppauge venue, the cast is truly on top of their game in this production. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore Reunite in BLENDED Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in BLENDED, hitting theaters May 23, 2014. The film marks the third comedy collaboration between the two stars, following their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies '50 First Dates' and 'The Wedding Singer.' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for BLENDED, Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Warner Bros. new rom com BLENDED, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, will hit theaters on Memorial Day. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

New Line Theatre to Present Regional Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has secured the rights to the regional premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE to open its 24th season next fall. The show opened on Broadway in fall 2011, but was too dark and unforgiving for Broadway audiences - which means of course it's perfect for New Line. Like the company did with High Fidelity and Cry-Baby, the New Liners hope to bring this smart, intense, sexy show back to life and spur new productions in regional theatre across America. (more...)

Patrick Stanke, Mark Seibert & More Set to Lead Premiere of New Wildhorn Musical ARTUS - EXCALIBUR in Switzerland
by Iris Moebius - Oct 22, 2013

The Theater St. Gallen announces the performers in the title roles of the world premiere of the musical ARTUS - Excalibur on 15 March 2014. Patrick Stanke will portray the figure of Arthur. Stanke's repertoire includes numerous leading and title roles. In 2012 he received the DaCapo Award for the best male voice. Mark Seibert will play the legendary figure of Lancelot. Seibert is currently appearing in the musical Elisabeth at the Raimund Theater in Vienna. The figure of the wizard Merlin will be played by Thomas Borchert, who is already familiar to St. Gallen audiences from his roles in the musicals Rebecca and MOSES - The 10 Commandments. The two heroines will be portrayed by Annemieke van Dam (Guinevere) and Sabrina Weckerlin (Morgan le Fay). Van Dam has interpreted the title role of Elisabeth in the eponymous musical and Sabrina Weckerlin was last seen in the German premiere of the Broadway musical Next to Normal - Fast Normal. (more...)

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