Full Cast Announced for BONNIE & CLYDE on Broadway
The producers of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE announced the complete cast of the show. Previously announced stars Laura Osnes (2011 Drama Desk nominee, Anything Goes) and Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, West Side Story) will be joined on stage by Melissa Van Der Schyff (Big River) as Blanche Barrow, Claybourne Elder (Road Show) as Buck Barrow, Joe Hart (The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public) as Sheriff Schmid and Louis Hobson (Next to Normal) as Ted Hinton.
The cast will also feature: Leslie Becker, Mimi Bessette, Alison Cimmet, Daniel Cooney, Jon Fletcher, Victor Hernandez, Sean Jenness, Katie Klaus, Michael Lanning, Garrett Long, Matt Lutz, Marissa McGowan, Cassie Okenka, Justin Matthew Sargent and Tad Wilson.
BONNIE & CLYDE will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), beginning previews on Friday, November 4th and opening on Thursday, December 1st. Tickets are on sale at Telecharge.com or at 212-239-6200. Visit BonnieandClydeBroadway.com for more information.
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.
Melissa Van Der Schyff originated the role of Blanche Barrow and Claybourne Elder originated the role of Buck Barrow when BONNIE & CLYDE first began at the La Jolla Playhouse in the fall of 2009 (Best Musical, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award). They reprised their roles in the fall of 2010 when the show ran to critical acclaim at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
"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.
Melissa Van Der Schyff is delighted to be returning to Broadway in Bonnie & Clyde. Broadway/National tours include Mary Jane in Big River (American Airlines Theatre), for which she earned a 2003 Tony Honor for "Special Achievement in Theatre" along with her cast mates. Regional credits include Blanche in Bonnie & Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress), Catherine in Pippin (Mark Taper Forum, L.A.), Virginia/Clara in An Italian Straw Hat (South Coast Rep, World Premiere), Yelenka in Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse, World Premiere), Mary Jane in Big River (Deaf West, Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre, L.A.), Kayla in Ballad (Theatre Geo, Ovation Nomination, Dramaleague Award), Pud in Laura Dennis (Zephyr Theatre, West Coast Premiere). Filmn and TV credits include A Lot Like Love, The Great Commission, Chicago Hope, Love and Marriage, The Whitey Show, National Lampoon's Lemmings Sketch Comedy Series (writer & series lead).
Claybourne Elder makes his Broadway debut as "Buck" having originated the role at La Jolla Playhouse & Asolo Rep. He recently starred to rave reviews as "Ollie" in Moisés Kaufman's acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams' One Arm for Tectonic Project & The New Group. He made his New York debut in the World Premiere of Sondheim's Road Show, in which he originated the role of "Hollis Bessemer"; he can also be heard on the original cast recording. He was also featured at the recent 80th Birthday Celebration Concert for Sondheim at City Center. Claybourne also originated the role of Charles Lindbergh in the US premiere of Maltby and Shire's Take Flight. Recent credits include Wolf/Cinderella's Prince in Moises Kaufman's revival of Into the Woods (Kansas City Rep).
Joe Hart Debuted on Broadway in The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. Toured Nationally in Annie Get Your Gun and The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, in which he also reprised his Aggie role in the film. Joe received an Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actor in Angels of Lemnos and an Ovation Nomination for Best Actor in The Woman in Black (Road Theater). Other award winning shows he appeared in were Bouncers (LA Drama Critics Circle), Anything Goes (Ovation), and Napoli Milionaria (Ovation). Joe produced and appeared in the feature film Timeless, which debuted at The Sundance Film Festival. Film, TV, Commercials available on IMDB. Proud member of Musical Theatre Guild and AEA. Heartfelt thanks to family and friends, especially Jeff, Linda and sons Hudson and Spencer. In Memory of Lorraine Greene Lee 9/11.
Louis Hobson created the role of the Doctor for the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Next to Normal (OBC, Cast Album). Last spring he played another doctor opposite Donna Murphy in The People in the Picture (Roundabout) and is currently not a doctor in Kiki Baby at NYMF (dir. Lonny Price) Recent: Carrie (MCC), Room with a View, Stunt Girl (MTC, dir. Brian Yorkey), Trails (Village Theatre, WA), Gay Bride of Frankenstein in Concert (Joe's Pub) and Louis Hobson Sucks at Joe's Pub in Concert. A Seattle native, Louis received Footlight Awards there for his work in Hair (Claude, 5th Avenue), West Side Story (Tony, 5th Avenue), Evita (Che, dir. Brian Yorkey) & Stupid Kids (Neechee, dir. Adam Greenfield). Louis is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, a resident teacher at SoLuna Studios on Long Island and currently studies at the Michael Howard Studios.
Laura Osnes was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations). She returns to Bonnie & Clyde having originated the role of Bonnie Parker at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award- Outstanding Lead Female Performance in a Musical). She recently starred as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theatre's Production of South Pacific and made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the most recent Broadway revival of Grease, having won the role and the hearts of America on NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're The One That I Want." Regional: Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center (Kim McAfee), Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Television: the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, written by John Logan and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Sondheim! The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall (available on DVD).
Jeremy Jordan recently starred as revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly in Newsies at The Paper Mill Playhouse. He starred on Broadway as Tony in West Side Story. Other Broadway roles include the original cast of Rock of Ages. Other regional roles include Bonnie & Clyde at Asolo Repertory, Big River at Goodspeed Musicals and The Little Dog Laughed at Hartford Theater Works. Readings include: Pretty Dead Girl at Playwrights Horizons, Bubble Boy: The Musical at Cherry Lane Theater, The Flamingo Kid at Roundabout Theatre Company and Calvin Berger Manhattan Theater Company. This holiday season, Jordan will play Dolly Parton's grandson in the new film Joyful Noise.
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.
Frank Wildhorn (Composer) Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn's works span the worlds of popular, theatrical, and classical music. In 1999, Frank became the first American composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War. Also for Broadway: Dracula and Victor/Victoria. Frank produced Harlem Song the famed Apollo Theatre. International: Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, and Tears of Heaven. He currently has his own label deal (Soul Bear Records) with Sony Masterworks. International recording partnership, MWB (Music Without Borders), with MG-Sound/Vienna. Frank served as music director for the Goodwill Games in New York City (1998). He wrote the song "Gold", the opening number for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Received the prestigious Charles Dickens Award from USC, where there is a scholarship under his name. Among the artists who have recorded and performed Frank's works: Whitney Houston (#1 international hit "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?"), Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Linda Eder, FrEddie Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Stacy Lattisaw, Molly Hatchet, Blues Traveler, Trace Adkins, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne, BeBe Winans, Amy Grant, Anthony Warlow, to name a few. Associate artist at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Upcoming: Havana. Father to Justin Samuel and Jake Ryan.
Jeff Calhoun (Direction & Musical Staging) Broadway: Grey Gardens (Musical Staging), Deaf West's Big River (Director/Choreographer: 2004 Tony Award Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre), Brooklyn (Producer/Director/Choreographer), Annie Get Your Gun (Co-Choreographer with Graciela Daniele: 1999 Tony Award, Best Revival), Grease! (Director/Choreographer: 1994 Tony Nomination, Best Choreography), Tommy Tune Tonite! (Directing Debut), The Will Rogers Follies (Associate Choreographer), My One & Only (Replaced the vacationing Tommy Tune). West End/International: Disney's High School Musical 1 & 2: On Stage! (Director). Regional/National Tour: Disney's Newsies (Director) Paper Mill Playhouse, Bonnie & Clyde (Director/Musical Staging: San Diego Critics Circle Awards for "Outstanding New Musical" and "Outstanding Direction of a Musical") Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse, Jane Austen's Emma: A Musical Romantic Comedy (Director/Choreographer) The Old Globe, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the musical (Director) 1st National Tour, Deaf West's Pippin (Director/Choreographer) Mark Taper Forum, Disney's High School Musical: On Tour! (Director) Disney Theatricals, The Civil War (Director) Ford's Theatre. Jeff is an Associate Artist at Ford's Theatre.
John McDaniel (Music supervision/Orchestrations/Arrangements) Television: "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (two Emmy Awards), Friar's Roasts '99-'02, Tony Awards '97-'00, A Rosie Christmas. Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn (also Producer), Annie Get Your Gun, Taboo, Chicago, Grease, Patti LuPone on Broadway. Recordings as Producer: Annie Get Your Gun (Grammy Award), The Maury Yeston Songbook, Brooklyn, Taboo, The Journey Home (Malcolm Gets), John McDaniel at the Piano (Broadway, Christmas, Compositions and Live at Joe's Pub). Recent: Happy Days (national tour), nightclub debut of Tyne Dale, guest conductor at major symphony orchestras, including San Francisco and his hometown St. Louis Symphony.