Music by Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics by Don Black, Book by Ivan Menchell
When Bonnie & Clyde meet, mutual cravings for excitement immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams of fame. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced on the run from every southern state’s police force, the notorious lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable demise draws nearer. Bonnie & Clyde is a thrilling and sexy musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.
The musical debuted on Broadway in December 2011, 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. (Source: Wikipedia)
Duration of Bonnie & Clyde:
Act 1: 1 hour 5 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
Act 2: 1 hour
TOTAL: 2 hours 20 minutes
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“Tim Howard, who plays Clyde Barrow, is one of Colorado’s premier musical theatre talents. His rousing version of “This World Will Remember Me” rocks at the top of the show and his mellifluous rendition of “Bonnie” puts one in mind of the young James Taylor.
Ellen Kaye, who portrays Bonnie Parker, has a soprano to die for. “How ‘Bout a Dance” and “Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad” will give you an auditory taste of just how phenomenal her voice is.” — David Marlowe, Marlowe’s Musings
“…the stage version gives us a pleasing combination of rockabilly, gospel and blues music by Frank Wildhorn, with a live stage band, lyrics by Don Black and book by Ivan Menchell that paint a more appealing picture of a short period in the 1930s before they were surrounded and shot on May 23, 1934 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.” — Sonya Ellingboe, Littleton Independent
“This production, to great success, used many technical aspects to help underline those the seriousness at hand. The gruesome death scene of Bonnie and Clyde in the opening scene is just a teaser to special effects designer Todd Debreceni’s gore designs. His effects are used throughout the show and provide a realness and grounding to each death scene and bullet wound. Another aspect that really stood out, was the use of projections designed by Brian Freeland, which brought to life a simple stage by Tina Anderson. Through the projections, featuring real-life headlines and photographs, the locations and timelines were clear and easily identifiable.” — Samantha Saunders, Broadway World Denver
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The Production Crew
Nick Sugar – Director/Choreographer
Donna Kolpan Debreceni – Music Director
Tina Anderson – Set Designer
Linda Morken – Costumer Designer
Seth Alison – Lighting Designer
Curt Behm – Sound Designer
Brian Freeland – Visual Projections Designer
Todd Debreceni – Special Effects Designer
Becky Toma – Props Designer
Alison Mueller – Wig Designer
Steven Neale – Production Stage Manager
Mike Haas – Technical Director
Sound Operator – Meagan Holdeman
Kevin Chung & Ashley Duke – Run Crew
Listen to the Bonnie & Clyde Soundtrack