PHOTO SPECIAL: A Week With Bonnie & Clyde's "Young Bonnie" Kelsey Fowler

By Matthew Blank
03 Dec 2011

To celebrate the opening night of Bonnie & Clyde on Broadway, Givenik.com gave "Young Bonnie" Kelsey Fowler a digital camera in order to document her week.



Enjoy a look at what it's like to be a kid on Broadway, balancing eight shows a week with school, family and hobbies.



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Photo by Kelsey Fowler



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With music by Tony Award nominee Wildhorn (Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, The Civil War, The Scarlet Pimpernel), lyrics by Tony winner Black (Sunset Boulevard) and a book by Ivan Menchell (The Cemetery Club), the rockabilly-and-blues-scented musical is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Grease! in 1994, Brooklyn, Big River and Paper Mill Playhouse's Newsies). Sex, flesh, violence and American greed — or "want," if you will — are major elements in the pop show.

Center stage, with guns in their hands as the title characters, are Laura Osnes, a 2011 Drama Desk nominee for playing Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, and Jeremy Jordan, recently heroic Jack Kelly in Newsies at Paper Mill.

Music supervision/orchestrations/arrangements are by John McDaniel. Jason Howland is the music director.

The friends, family and enemies of the charming criminals include 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, plus Talon Ackerman, Rozi Baker, Leslie Becker, Mimi Bessette, Alison Cimmet, Dan Cooney, Jon Fletcher, Kelsey Fowler, Victor Hernandez, Sean Jenness, Katie Klaus, Michael Lanning, Garrett Long, Matt Lutz, Marissa McGowan, Cassie Okenka, Justin Matthew Sargent, Jack Tartaglia and Tad Wilson.

Kathleen Raitt, Jerry Frankel, Jeffrey Richards, Barry Satchwell Smith and Michael Jenkins are the producers of Bonnie & Clyde, which flirts with rockabilly, blues and gospel to tell the tale of a waitress and a troubled Texas teen whose notorious exploits captured the country's imagination during the Depression.

Gospel and folk and country aren't exactly new musical flavors for the prolific Wildhorn — his score to The Civil War was peppered with it. But he does draw a distinction between the two shows.

The creative team includes Tobin Ost (scenic and costime design), Michael Gilliam (lighting design), John Shivers (sound design), Aaron Rhyne (projection design), Telsey + Company (casting), Charles LaPointe (hair and wig design), Ashley Ryan (makeup design), Steve Rankin (flight director), Neil A. Mazzella and Paul J. Smith (production stage manager).

For tickets and information, visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. Visit the official site at BonnieandClydeBroadway.com.