BONNIE & CLYDE Cast Album Set for April 24

Broadway Records announced today that the Original Broadway Cast album for BONNIE & CLYDE will be released on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Pre-orders are now being taken at A digital release date will be announced in the coming weeks. The album features the complete Broadway score as well as a bonus track, “This Never Happened Before,” which was cut out of town.

BONNIE & CLYDE has music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, book by Ivan Menchell and music supervision/orchestrations/arrangements by John McDaniel.

The album was recorded in New York on January 2, 2012.  The album is produced by Wildhorn, McDaniel and David Lai. Van Dean is the executive producer, along with Corey Brunish, Kenny Howard, Howard Kagan and Terry Schnuck. The liner notes will include essays from the creative team, as well as complete lyrics. The track listing is below:

1. Prologue: How ‘Bout A Dance
2. Picture Show
3. This World Will Remember Me
4. You’re Going Back To Jail
5. How ‘Bout A Dance
6. When I Drive
7. God¹s Arms Are Always Open
8. You Can Do Better Than Him
9. You Love Who You Love
10. Raise A Little Hell
11. This World Will Remember Us
12. Made In America
13. Too Late To Turn Back Now
14. That’s What You Call A Dream
15. What Was Good Enough For You
16. Bonnie
17. Raise A Little Hell (reprise)
18. Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad
19. Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad (reprise)
20. How ‘Bout A Dance (reprise)
21. BONUS TRACK: This Never Happened Before

Bonnie & Clyde on Broadway

Bonnie & Clyde (2011): Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes
Photo by Nathan Johnson

BONNIE & CLYDE, which starred Laura Osnes (2011 Drama Desk nominee, Anything Goes) and Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, West Side Story) as Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, respectively,played its final performance on Friday, December 30th at 8:00pm at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

They were joined on stage by Melissa van der Schyff (Big River) as Blanche Barrow, Claybourne Elder (Road Show) as Buck Barrow, Joe Hart (The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public) as Sheriff Schmid and Louis Hobson (Next to Normal) as Ted Hinton.

The cast also features: Talon Ackerman, Rozi Baker, Leslie Becker, Mimi Bessette, Alison Cimmet, Daniel Cooney, Jon Fletcher, Kelsey Fowler, Victor Hernandez, Sean Jenness, Katie Klaus, Michael Lanning, Garrett Long, Matt Lutz, Marissa McGowan, Cassie Okenka, Justin Matthew Sargent, Jack Tartaglia and Tad Wilson.

BROADWAY RECORDS is a new label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway cast recordings and is a division of the theatrical production and investment company, The Broadway Consortium.  The Broadway Consortium was co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard.  The Broadway Consortium’s Broadway producing credits include Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Porgy and Bess and Evita (2012).  West End: Master Class (2012).  Van’s credits also include Catch Me If You Can (Tony® Award nomination), ROOMS a rock romance (Outer Critics Circle and Helen Hayes Award nomination), Saint Heaven and Alive in the World.  Together, Kenny and Van executive produced the Grammy® nominated 2011 Broadway Cast Recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette.  Van also executive produced the Original Off Broadway Cast Recording of ROOMS a rock romance with Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger.  The general counsel for Broadway Records and The Broadway Consortium is Barry Miller.

FRANK WILDHORN (Composer) Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn’s works span the worlds of popular, theatrical, and classical music. In 1999, Frank became the first American composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War.  Also for Broadway: Dracula and Victor/Victoria.  Frank produced Harlem Song the famed Apollo Theatre. International:  Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, and Tears of Heaven. He currently has his own label deal (Soul Bear Records) with Sony Masterworks. International recording partnership, MWB (Music Without Borders), with MG-Sound/Vienna.  Frank served as music director for the Goodwill Games in New York City (1998).  He wrote the song “Gold”, the opening number for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Received the prestigious Charles Dickens Award from USC, where there is a scholarship under his name.  Among the artists who have recorded and performed Frank’s works: Whitney Houston (#1 international hit “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”), Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Linda Eder, Freddie Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Stacy Lattisaw, Molly Hatchet, Blues Traveler, Trace Adkins, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne, BeBe Winans, Amy Grant, Anthony Warlow, to name a few. Associate artist at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Upcoming: Havana. Father to Justin Samuel and Jake Ryan.

JOHN McDANIEL (Music Supervision/Orchestrations/Arrangements) Television: “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” (two Emmy Awards), Friar’s Roasts ’99-’02, Tony Awards ’97-’00, A Rosie Christmas.  Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn (also Producer), Annie Get Your Gun, Taboo, Chicago, Grease, Patti LuPone on Broadway. Recordings as Producer: Annie Get Your Gun (Grammy Award), The Maury Yeston Songbook, Brooklyn, Taboo, The Journey Home (Malcolm Gets), John McDaniel at the Piano (Broadway, Christmas, Compositions and Live at Joe’s Pub).  Recent: Happy Days (national tour), nightclub debut of Tyne Dale, guest conductor at major symphony orchestras, including San Francisco and his hometown St. Louis Symphony.

DAVID LAI (Music Contractor) is currently the conductor for Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera.  Music coordinator credits include South Pacific, Mary Poppins, Wonderland, The Woman in White, Riverdance and Jesus Christ Superstar. Record producer credits include West Side Story (Grammy); South Pacific (Grammy nom); Promises, Promises (Grammy nom), Elf; Wonderland; Grease; The Wedding Singer; and Allegro.

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