According to MTI's official website, BONNIE & CLYDE, which last year played the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, is now available for licensing. In the show, two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere became the biggest folk heroes in all America. They craved adventure-and each other. Their names were Bonnie and Clyde.
BONNIE & CLYDE was directed on Broadway by Jeff Calhoun, with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and a book by Ivan Menchell. Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan played the title duo, and were joined on stage by Melissa van Der Schyff as Blanche Barrow, Claybourne Elder as Buck Barrow, Joe Hart as Sheriff Schmid and Louis Hobson as Ted Hinton.
BONNIE & CLYDE tells the story of love that surpasses all danger and violence. The story centers on Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status during the Great Depression. In addition to Bonnie and Clyde’s relationship there is also Clyde’s relationship with his best friend and brother, Buck Borrow and his wife, Blanche, who too are inseparable despite all risks.Both brothers are criminals on the run from the law. Blanche, a religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle convinces Buck to turn himself in to the law while Clyde gets caught and thrown back in jail. After Buck’s release and Clyde’s second escape from jail the couples are back to their life of crime.
Together the two couples commit crimes and lead this illicit lifestyle because of their love for one another. Each of the characters emphasize the love and suffering that bind their relationships. They have become too entrenched in crime that each couple is too far in love to part ways and go straight. The notorious crew grows progressively more daring in their endeavors throughout the show which leads to their eventual demise as their robberies spiral out of control.