The Production

The musical debuted on Broadway in December 2011, and despite positive audience reception, it failed to impress the critics and achieve good ticket sales, closing after just four weeks. It was nominated for 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards and 5 Drama Desk Awards, both including Best New Musical, as well as two nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards. Subsequent productions have since been staged internationally following the submission of the work to Music Theater International, including productions in Japan, Korea and the U.K.

The Story

The story of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde is a part of Americana, but this story is a sunnier version than the usual shoot-’em-up tales. When car trouble (hers) brings Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow together, they immediately fall in love. Growing up in dustbowl Texas, Bonnie is a young waitress who wants to be a movie star, and Clyde is a car-loving small-time crook who just wants to crawl out from under the crushing poverty he’s known his whole life. Clyde and his brother Buck have been in and out of jail for years, much to the disapproval of Buck’s religious wife Blanche, and as their robberies get more and more notorious, they become known as “The Barrow Gang,” which Bonnie soon joins. When their crimes escalate from robbery to murder, these lovers on the run make national headlines.

Cast & Creatives

The Cast

Laura Osnes – Bonnie Parker
Jeremy Jordan – Clyde Barrow
Melissa Van Der Schyff – Blanche Barrow
Claybourne Elder – Buck Barrow
Joe Hart – Sheriff Schmid
Louis Hobson – Ted Hinton
Kelsey Fowler – Young Bonnie

Talon Ackerman – Young Clyde
Leslie Becker – Governor Ferguson, Cumie Barrow
Mimi Bessette – Emma Parker
Alison Cimmet – Stella, Ensemble

Daniel Cooney – Minister, First Penitentiary Guard,
Detective Alcorn, Ensemble

Jon Fletcher – Shopkeeper, Deputy Johnson, Ensemble
Victor Hernandez – Henry Barrow
Michael Lanning – Preacher,
Second Judge, Ensemble
Garrett Long –  Eleanor, Ensemble
Matt Lutz – Bud, Ensemble
Marissa McGowan – Trish, Ensemble
Tad Wilson – First Judge, Bank Teller,
Captain Frank Hamer, Ensemble

The Company

Ivan Menchell – Book
Frank Wildhorn – Music
Don Black – Lyrics
Jeff Calhoun– Director, Choreographer
Tobin Ost – Scenic Design, Costume Design
Michael Gilliam – Lighting Design
John Shivers – Sound Design
Aaron Rhyne – Projection Design
Charles LaPointe – Hair & Wig Design
Ashley Ryan – Make-Up Design
Coy Middlebrow – Associate Director
Christine Peters – Associate Scenic Designer
Leslie Malitz – Associate Costume Designer
Warren Flynn – Associate Lighting Designer/Automated Lights
John Viesta – Associate Lighting Designer
David Partridge – Associate Sound Designer
Ned Stresen-Reuter – Associate Projection Designer
Leah Loukas – Associate Hair Designer
Corey Brunish – Assistant Director
J. Scott Lapp – Assistant Director
Brian Kalin – Assistant Scenic Designer
Frank McCullough – Assistant Scenic Designer
Christian DeAngelis – Assistant Lighting Designer
Daniel Durkin – Assistant Projection Designer
John McDaniel – Music Orchestrations, Music Supervision, Music Arrangements
Paul J. Smith – Production Stage Manager
Megan Schneid – Stage Manager
Jason Brouillard – Assistant Stage Manager
Steve Rankin – Fight Direction
Shad Ramsey – Assistant Fight Director
Daniel Cooney– Fight Captain
Neil A. Mazzella – Technical Supervision
Hudson Theatrical Associates – Technical Supervision
Telsey + Company – Casting
Shane Ann Younts – Dialect Consultant
Bespoke Theatricals – General Management
Doug Gaeta – Company Manager
Roseanne Sharrow – Associate Company Manager
Jeffrey Richards Associates – General Press Representative
Irene Gandy – General Press Representative
Alana Karloff – General Press Representative
Ryan Hallett – Press Representative
Elon Rutberg – Press Representative
Situation Interactive – Website Design/Online Marketing Strategy Serino/Coyne – Advertising
Nathan Johnson – Photographer

Kathleen Raitt – Producer
Jerry Frankel – Producer
Jeffrey Richards – Producer
Barry Satchwell Smith – Producer
Michael Jenkins – Producer
Howard Caplan – Producer
Bernard Abrams – Producer
Michael Speyer – Producer
Howard Kagan – Producer
Barry & Carole Kaye – Producer
Terry Schnuck – Producer
Nederlander Presentations, Inc. – Producer
Corey Brunish – Producer
Brisk Trencher – Producer
Michael A. Alden – Producer
Dale Badway – Producer
Albert Powell – Producer
The Broadway Consortium –Producer
Patty Baker – Producer
Bazinet & Company – Producer
UniteUs Entertainment – Producer
Ken Mahoney – Producer
Jeremy Scott Blaustein – Producer
Stage Ventures – Produced in Association with
INFINITY Stages – Produced in Association with
Robert G. Bartner – Produced in Association with
Ambassador Theatre Group – Produced in Association with
BGM – Produced in Association with
Broadway Across America – Produced in Association with
Michael D. Coit – Produced in Association with
Mary Cossette – Produced in Association with
Ronald Frankel – Produced in Association with
Lloyd Fruge – Produced in Association with
Bruce Robert Harris – Produced in Association with
Jack W. Batman – Produced in Association with
Cynthia Stroum – Produced in Association with
DSM/Gabriel Kamel – Produced in Association with
Irving Welzer – Produced in Association with
La Jolla Playhouse – World Premiere Produced by
Christopher Ashley – La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director
Michael S. Rosenberg – La Jolla Playhouse Managing Director
Asolo Repertory Theatre – Subsequently Produced at
Michael Donald Edwards – Asolo Repertory Theatre Producing Artistic Director
Linda DiGabriele – Asolo Repertory Theatre Managing Director
Michael Crea – Assistant Producer


‘A pop romance about the American nightmare, “Bonnie and Clyde” is solidly entertaining.’

We can’t all be Mary Poppins. Frank Wildhorn’s “Bonnie and Clyde,” which opened last night on Broadway, has catchy songs, a fleshed out story and plenty of heart thanks to the snazzy direction by Jeff Calhoun and a design team that invokes the period in broad but astute strokes.



2 Tony Award Nominations

Drama Desk Award nomination