PHOTO ARCHIVE: Celebrating Frank Wildhorn on Broadway
29 Nov 2012
Two-time Tony Award-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn celebrates his birthday Nov. 29. Playbill.com takes a look back at the composer's past Broadway productions. His work includes Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and the recent Bonnie & Clyde among other titles.
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.
Other Broadway composing credits include The Civil War (1999), Dracula (2004), Wonderland (2010) and Bonnie & Clyde (2011).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.