By Matthew Blank
27 Oct 2011
Wildhorn made his Broadway debut in 1997 with Jekyll & Hyde, which ran for nearly four years at the Schoenfeld.
His Scarlet Pimpernel opened the same year at the Minskoff Theatre. It would close and "re-boot" twice, with changes to score and script and new lead actors, before ending its run in 2000.
Here is a look at Wildhorn on Broadway:
Bonnie & Clyde, with music by Tony Award nominee Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Tony winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and a book by Ivan Menchell (The Cemetery Club), will play the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Previews begin Nov. 4; opening is Dec. 1.
Laura Osnes, a 2011 Drama Desk nominee for playing Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, and Jeremy Jordan, recently in Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse, will be joined by Melissa van der Schyff (Broadway and tour of Deaf West's 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 company includes 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.
Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Grease! in 1994, Brooklyn, Big River, plus Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse) directs and provides musical staging.
As previously reported, composer Wildhorn (Wonderland, The Civil War, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde) 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.
Tickets are on sale at Telecharge.com or at (212) 239-6200. Visit BonnieandClydeBroadway.com for more information.