“Forgotten Hollywood”- Bonnie and Clyde To Visit Broadway!

Posted on June 26, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   It’s official! A Bonnie and Clyde musical is scheduled for the Fall season on Broadway. And, heavyweights are writting the score and lyrics.

   Frank Wildhorn is known for providing the music for Jekyll and Hyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel. He also penned Where Do Broken Hearts Go, a #1 song for Whitney Houston. He was married for a time to Linda Eder. Don Black will write the lyrics as he did for Sunset Boulevard.

bonnie and clyde title   The legend of these Depression-era gangsters lives on. In 1967, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway offered lively performances in the Arthur Penn-directed motion picture. Georgie Fame had a Top-10 hit singing about the duo in 1968. And, you can find their bullet-riddled  vehicle on display at a casino near Stateline, Nevada.

   For the record, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed by a posse of four Texas Rangers on a road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on May 23rd, 1934. The life insurance policy for both were paid in full to their families by The American National of Galveston. This practice was soon changed by companies nationwide if you were killed due to a criminal act.

   I’m so looking forward to the eventual West Coast debut of this expected rousing theatre production.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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