Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde Will Include Louis Hobson, Claybourne Elder, Melissa van der Schyff and More
By Kenneth Jones
The friends, family and enemies of American outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow have been announced for the new Broadway musical Bonnie & Clyde, starring the previously reported Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan.
Osnes, a 2011 Drama Desk nominee for playing Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, and Jordan, now 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.
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.
Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Grease! in 1994, Brooklyn, Big River, plus Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse) directs and provides musical staging.
Melissa van der Schyff originated the role of Blanche Barrow and Claybourne Elder originated the role of Buck Barrow when Bonnie & Clyde first appeared, at the La Jolla Playhouse in fall 2009. It was named Best Musical by San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. They reprised their roles in fall 2010 when the show ran to critical acclaim at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, FL.
Music supervision/orchestrations/arrangements are by John McDaniel.
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.
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