Broadway Review: Bonnie and Clyde


   Bonnie and Clyde is a 2010 broadway show based off of the lives of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, two infamous outlaws of the Barrow Gang from the 1930’s. It has been nominated for 6 awards, two of which being Tony’s. A few months ago, it celebrated its 10th anniversary with a two-day concert.


   Bonnie Parker is a waitress from Texas, who dreams to be in movies, like Clara Bow, while Clyde Barrow, also from Texas, is a car-loving farm boy who wants an adrenaline-filled outlaw life like Billy the Kid and Al Capone. Clyde meets Bonnie when repairing her car and after bonding with each other about their dreams, their romance starts. From a grueling prison visit, to a jealous deputy sheriff, their love stays strong.


Bonnie Parker played by Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella)


Clyde Barrow played by Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors)


Blanche Barrow played by Melissa van der Schyff (Big River)


Buck Barrow played by Claybourne Elder (Road Show, Venice, Sunday in the Park With George, Company)


Ted Hinton played by Louis Hobson (Next To Normal, Carrie)


Preacher played by Michael Lanning (The Civil War)


A fun fact about Laura Osnes is that she was born in Burnsville, and went to Eagan High School as a teenager!



   Since the musical takes place in Texas, the music has that country/western aesthetic in the majority of their songs. My favorite songs (even though I love almost all of them) are When I Drive, You Love Who You Love, What Was Good Enough For You, and Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad. Definitely 10/10 music.



  On January 17th and 18th of 2022, a 10-year anniversary of this musical took place in London. At first, it was starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes, but Laura eventually got fired for not being vaccinated.


   Bonnie and Clyde, sadly, hasn’t yet won any awards, but it has been nominated for some.

2012 Tony’s

  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Laura Osnes
  • Best Original Score for Frank Wildhoen and Don Black

2012 Drama Desks:

  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Melissa van der Schyff
  • Outstanding Music for Frank Wildhorn
  • Outstanding Lyrics for Don Black


   And for me, I rate this show a 10/10. Jeremy Jordan is my favorite broadway actor and everything he’s in is always done beautifully.