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BWW TV First Look: Broadway Bound BONNIE & CLYDE at Asolo


Bonnie and Clyde is a thrilling new musical with book by Ivan Menchell (The Cemetery Club, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang); music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel); lyrics by Tony Award-winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Song and Dance); Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by John McDaniel; and direction and musical staging by Tony Award- winner Jeff Calhoun (Deaf West's Big River and Pippin, Grease!). The first video promo has been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! 

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today,Producers Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards have revealed that they intend to bring the production to Broadway in August 2011. Says Frankel to the Herald-Tribune: "We're planning to go to Broadway in August. We're going to Broadway, absolutely."

Bonnie Parker is played by Laura Osnes, who originated the role in the World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse last fall, and won a San Diego Theater Critics Circle Award for her performance. She recently starred as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center's Broadway revival of South Pacific and made her Broadway debut as Sandy in Grease!, having won the role on NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're The One That I Want." Her partner in crime is Jeremy Jordan, who takes on the role of Clyde Barrow following his Broadway performances in the revival of West Side Story (Tony) and Rock of Ages.

Osnes and Jordan are joined by Melissa Van Der Schyff (Deaf West's Big River) as Blanche Barrow, Mimi Bessette (Little Shop Of Horrors) as Emma ParkerKevin Massey as Ted Hinton, Claybourne Elder as Buck Barrow, Wayne Duvall as the Sheriff, Leslie Becker as Cumie Barrow/Governor Ferguson, Zach Rand (Les Misérables and Mary Poppins) as Young Clyde, Kelsey Fowler (Mary Poppins) as Young Bonnie. Ensemble members include Daniel Cooney, FSU/Asolo Conservatory MFA student Dane DandridgeVictor HernandezLaura HodosHeather KoppMichael Lanning, Kevin Rose, Casey Shea and Tim Shew; and local performer Holly Rizzo as the Young Bonnie understudy.

In addition to Menchell, Wildhorn, Black, McDaniel and Calhoun, the creative team includes Tobin Ost, Scenic and Costume Designer; Michael Gilliam, Lighting Designer; Kevin Kennedy, Sound Designer; Aaron Rhyne, Projection Designer; Carol Doran, Wig and Hair Designer; Steven Landau, Music Director/Keyboards; Coy Middlebrook, Associate Director, Patricia Delorey, Vocal Coach; Steve Rankin, Fight Director; Paul J. Smith*, Production Stage Manager; Kelly Borgia*, Stage Manager; and Jeff Tanski, Associate Music Director. (Additional credits/bios to be included in the full media kit.)

Bonnie & Clyde had its World Premiere in 2009 at The La Jolla Playhouse in California. The musical is based on the lives of Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, whose notorious exploits captured the country's imagination. Everybody had a dream. They had a plan. This seductive and cinematic new musical examines how a troubled Texas teen and a love-sick waitress became America's most infamous couple, with a thrilling new score that combines rockabilly, blues and gospel music.

Tickets ($17-$65) on sale now at the box office, by calling 941-351-8000, 800-361- 8388 or online at


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