I had the privilege to see this in Sarasota last December and absolutely was enthralled. It is a wonderful production, and I am proud to say I knew about it before the NY audience. Embrace this terrific show. "Bonnie & Clyde the Musical" who knew? But it is just THAT good!
Opened Dec 1, 2011
I agree with the review posted July 1. This was quite enjoyable and I am far from a Wildhorne fan. Great tunes, acting, direction and set.
This show is going to be a breath of much needed fresh air to Broadway this season. I saw this show in its first incarnation in La Jolla, CA and I cannot say how excited I am for this new production. I was not expecting much going into it two years ago, but after that first production my interest was piqued. So I recently attended the reading at the Lincoln Center and needless to say, I was blown away. The score is unlike anything Frank Wildhorn has ever delivered before and it has a definitive mixture of American Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock. The direction by Multi-Tony nominee and Ovation Award Winner Jeff Calhoun, book by Emmy nominated Ivan Menchell, Incredible score by Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated Frank Wildhorn, and OSCAR, BMI Icon, Golden Globe Winner Don Black on lyrics, paints an extraordinary picture which brings mature audiences as well as a new generation of entertainment goers an incredibly true story of who these people were, and more importantly- why. The infamous pairs performances are going to be Jeremy Jordan as Clyde and Laura Osnes as Bonnie. From what Ive seen, their careers are going to explode once this hits the public. I would not be surprised with a TONY nom and win on multiple levels for this production. This is on the top of my list, and for excellent reason.
This show is going to be a breath of fresh air to Broadway this season. I was at the reading and I cannot say how excited I am for this production. The score is unlike anything Wildhorn has written before and has a definitive mixture of American Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock. The story is based on the infamous duo of the 1930s that made headlines all over the country. Multi-Tony Award nominee and Multi-Ovation Award Winner Jeff Calhouns direction Grey Gardens, Big River, Emmy nominated Ivan Menchells book Cemetery Club, Napolean, Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated Frank Wildhorns score Scarlet Pimpernel, Civil War and OSCAR, BMI Icon, Golden Globe Winner Don Blacks lyrics James Bond, Born Free paints an extraordinary picture which brings mature audiences as well as a younger generation an incredibly true story of who these people were, and more importantly- why. I am very excited to have the public see this in November when previews start!