Though innocent of the crimes committed by their onstage counterparts, the stars of the new shoot-'em-up Broadway musical, BONNIE AND CLYDE, which opened at the Schoenfeld Theatre on December 1, 2011, are no guiltless parties. For BroadwayWorld's newest photo feature, BUSTED!, we tracked down the stars and got them to confess their biggest guilty pleasure. In this sixth and final column, The Bonnie Parker Edition, we reveal Laura Osnes' secret: though a Broadway star, she's cheap and still shops Payless!
Bonnie Parker / Laura Osnes
Watch out, Clara Bow! Bonnie Parker is a ravishing redhead with highfalutin dreams of Hollywood stardom. Aching to escape her depression-wracked Texas hometown, she mixes a dangerous cocktail of ambition and feminine wiles to get what she wants out of life. When she falls madly in love with outlaw Clyde Barrow, Bonnie gets swept up in his prosperous criminal lifestyle but finds herself yearning for the stability of family. And yet, seeing her name in those infamous newspaper headlines is so alluring…
Laura Osnes was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations). She returns to Bonnie & Clyde, having originated the role of Bonnie Parker at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award- Outstanding Lead Female Performance in a Musical). She recently starred as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theatre’s Production ofSouth Pacific and made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the most recent Broadway revival of Grease, having won the role and the hearts of America on NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're The One That I Want." Regional credits include Three Generations at the Kennedy Center (Kim McAfee) and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Television credits include the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, written by John Logan and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and Sondheim! The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall (available on DVD).