Bonnie & Clyde Reading to Star Sutton Foster, Will Swenson, Marc Kudisch, Beth Leavel

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Lonny Price will direct Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Bonnie and Hair Tony nominee Will Swenson as Clyde in a private industry reading of the irreverent new musical Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale. The two Sept. 10 presentations are backed by producer Jed Bernstein of Above the Title Entertainment.

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Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale features a book by Hunter Foster (Sutton's brother, and himself a Tony-nominated actor, currently in Million Dollar Quartet) and music and lyrics by Rick Crom. The cast will also feature Tony nominee Marc Kudisch and Tony winner Beth Leavel, among others. These presentations at the Snapple Theatre Center (1627 Broadway) are by invitation only.

Here's how the creators characterize the piece: "In Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale, America's most romantic gangsters outwit and outrun a relentless (yet always ladylike) J. Edgar Hoover to the delight of the poor and downtrodden, as their relationship changes from 'strictly business' to reluctant love. The Foster & Crom take on this classic story is funny, tuneful, romantic and historically dubious; a good ol' musical about the bad ol' days."

Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale was selected as the 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival's "Most Promising New Musical."

This is not to be confused with composer Frank Wildhorn's recent Bonnie and Clyde musical seen in California and surfacing in Florida this fall.

Sutton Foster is currently starring in Off-Broadway's Trust at Second Stage Theatre. Her Broadway credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Shrek, Young Frankenstein and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She won the Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for the latter.


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