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BONNIE & CLYDE Original Cast Album Reaches #2 on the Billboard Cast Album Chart

BONNIE & CLYDE
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM REACHES #2
ON THE BILLBOARD CAST ALBUM CHART

Broadway Records is pleased to announce that the Original Broadway Cast album for BONNIE & CLYDE has reached #2 on the Billboard Cast Album chart in its third week on the chart (it debuted at #6). The album was released on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 and can be purchased at Amazon and iTunes. In its first week of digital availability, the Original Broadway Cast album of BONNIE & CLYDE reached #1 among iTunes Broadway Soundtracks; in its first week of CD presales, it reached # 2 on the Amazon's General Musicals Best Sellers chart and # 1 on Amazon's Musicals Hot New Releases sales chart. 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. The Broadway Consortium (Van Dean and Kenny Howard) is the executive producer, along with Corey Brunish, Howard Kagan and Terry Schnuck. The liner notes include essays from the creative team, dozens of photos from the production and the 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

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BONNIE & CLYDE, which starred Laura Osnes (2012 Tony nominee, Bonnie & Clyde, 2011 Drama Desk nominee, Anything Goes) and Jeremy Jordan (2012 Tony nominee, Newsies) 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.

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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.  Other Broadway Records releases include the Original Broadway Cast Recordingof Lysistrata Jones and Nick Jonas: Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.  The Broadway Consortium’s Broadway producing credits include Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, The Gershwins’ 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.  www.BroadwayConsortium.com

 

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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