Bonnie and Clyde The Musical Sets West End Debut | The Broadway Buzz

Bonnie and Clyde Musical comedy will make its West End debut this spring. The show, which features music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell, is set to run at London’s Arts Theater from April 9. The production is directed by Nick Winston with sets and costumes by Philip Whitcomb. The cast will be announced later.

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow rose from two small West Texas towns to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual desires for excitement and glory, combined with a desperate need to get out of the mundanity and endless poverty of West Dallas, sets them on a mission to pursue their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting them and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to theft and murder to survive. As the fame of the infamous duo grows, their inevitable end draws near. Bonnie and Clyde is the story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

“There’s huge love for this show now, and it’s fantastic that it’s on the West End. The only thing Brits love more than Americans on stage is the bad behavior of the America on stage,” said writer Menchell. has built such a wonderful cult following, especially with younger audiences,” added composer Wildhorn. “I’m so excited to see Bonnie and Clyde find its audience here in London!

The Broadway production, starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes, earned 2012 Tony nominations for Wildhorn’s score and Osnes’ performance.