Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Little Bit of Broadway

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two of the most romantic outlaws during the Great Depression. The media made them the darling of Texas outlaws during their career and the tales about them continue to grow, even this long after their deaths in 1934. There have been at least 3 movies, music sung about them from Flatts and Scruggs to Mel Torme to Merle Haggard and Belinda Carlisle. And now there is a Broadway show about their exploits.

As with many of Frank Wildhorn’s latest’s musicals, this one didn't last long. Audiences seemed to like it but the reviews were mixed, with the show lasting only about a month. It did garner several Tony and Drama Desk award nominations.

Music:Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics: Don Black
Book: Ivan Menchell
Basis: The lives of Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker – Laura Osnes
Clyde Barrow – Jeremy Jordan
Blanche Barrow – Melissa van der Schyff
Marvin "Buck" Barrow – Claybourne Elder

To fill out the 90 minutes, here is music from Liza Minnelli's 1974 Winter Garden Concert.
  •  Overture: Liza with a Z/Ring Them Bells/I can see clearly now/Maybe this time/Cabaret
  • If you could read my mind/Come back to me
  • Shine on Harvest Moon
  • Exactly like me

  • Cabaret/Curtain Bows 


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