Speaking from the stage of London's Art Theatre following the final performance of Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie and Clyde July 10, producer Dan Looney shared news of coming developments for the production.
"There are plans for a U.K. tour and a cast recording in the works, with full details to be revealed soon," said Looney. "We are doing everything we can to make sure this isn't the last time you've seen Bonnie and Clyde in London."
Olivier nominee Frances Mayli McCann (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Heathers) and Jordan Luke Gage (& Juliet, Bat Out of Hell) starred in the title roles of the West End premiere of the Frank Wildhorn musical, which began performances April 9 and officially opened April 19. The production marked the Jekyll & Hyde songwriter's West End debut. (McCann also played Bonnie in the January Bonnie and Clyde concerts at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Those evenings, featuring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan reprising his Broadway role as Clyde, were filmed for future release.)
The cast also featured Olivier winner George Maguire (Sunny Afternoon) and Natalie McQueen (9 to 5 The Musical) as Buck and Blanche Barrow, respectively, with Cleve September as Ted, Ako Mitchell as Preacher, Pippa Winslow as Cumie Barrow/Governor Miriam Ferguson/Eleanore, Gracie Lai as Emma Parker/Stella, Alistair So as Sheriff Schmid, Alexander Evans as Henry Barrow/Deputy Johnson, Ross Dawes as Captain Frank Hamer, Barney Wilkinson as Bud/Archie, Lauren Jones as Trish, and swings Charlie McCullagh and Annie Guy.
Sharing the role of Young Bonnie were Aiya Agustin, Jersey Blu Georgia Lineo Ncube, and Bea Ward; sharing the role of Young Clyde were Finn Barwell, Louie Gray, George Menezes Cutts, and Isaac Lancel Watkinson.
The new production was directed by Nick Winston, with set and costume design by Philip Witcomb, musical supervision by Katy Richardson, arrangements and orchestrations by John McDaniel, lighting design by Zoe Spurr, sound design by Tom Marshall, video design by Nina Dunn, casting by Jim Arnold, musical direction by Nick Barstow, assistant musical direction by Debbi Clarke, associate direction and choreography by Megan Louch, wig design by Darren Ware, and fight direction by Kate Waters.
With music by Tony nominee Wildhorn (Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, The Civil War, The Scarlet Pimpernel), lyrics by Tony winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), and a book by Ivan Menchell (The Cemetery Club), Bonnie & Clyde played Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre November 4-December 30, 2011, directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun. Center stage as the title characters were Tony nominees Jordan and Laura Osnes.