Video: 'It's Fun to Die On Stage'; Jeremy Jordan Compares Bonnie & Clyde to The Great Gatsby | Playbill

Video Video: 'It's Fun to Die On Stage'; Jeremy Jordan Compares Bonnie & Clyde to The Great Gatsby

Bonnie & Clyde The Musical: Filmed Live is now available to stream.

Jeremy Jordan thought he knew what to expect when he said yes to doing a concert version of Bonnie & Clyde The Musical in London in 2022. "It was wild. I showed up on a red-eye flight, and did a full day of rehearsal," said Jordan. He also showed up to a cast that had already been rehearsing for a week and were off-book (Jordan was a last-minute replacement). And it wasn't even a concert with music stands—there were props, costumes, even blood. "What have I agreed to?" Jordan recalled thinking. 

His whirlwind experience is now captured for all to see in Bonnie & Clyde The Musical: Filmed LiveSee how he got through that concert in the video interview above with Playbill's Jeffrey Vizcaíno. 

Bonnie & Clyde The Musical: Filmed Live, recorded in January 2022 during two concert performances at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane, is available to stream on demand beginning June 24.

Bonnie & Clyde, about the real-life outlaws of the same name, features music by Tony nominee nominee Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Tony winner Don Black, and a book by Emmy nominee Ivan Menchell.

Jordan stars as as Clyde Barrow, the part he originated in the musical's 2011 Broadway production, opposite Frances Mayli McCann, who originated the role of Bonnie Parker in the West End. The show had a short run on Broadway though has amassed a fan following in the years after.

"I talked to a couple of people who are up and coming in theatre and they've all told me that Bonnie & Clyde was one of the things that got them excited," explains Jordan. "And I think it was the fact that it was bold and unapologetic. For some reason it didn't connect at the time and has a developed a huge cult following." He then adds, playfully with a slight drawl, "Who doesn't like shooting guns and running from the law?"

The cast for Bonnie & Clyde The Musical: Filmed Live also includes George Maguire as Buck, Natalie McQueen as Blanche, Trevor Dion Nicholas as Preacher, Liam Tamne as Ted, Casey Al-Shaqsy as Stella, Simon Anthony as Cop/Bud/Archie/Deputy Johnson, Gillian Bevan as Cummie Barrow/Eleanor, Eloise Davies as Trish, Adrian Grove as Henry Barrow, Debbie Kurup as Governor Miriam Ferguson, Matthew Malthouse as Bob Alcorn, Jeremy Secomb as Judge/Sheriff Schmid, Russell Wilcox as Captain Frank Hamer, and Julie Yammanee as Emma Parker.

The London concerts also had musical direction by Katy Richardson, lighting design by Zoe Spurr, set and costume design by Philip Whitcomb, and sound design by Tom Marshall. The production team also included production manager Phil McCandlish, company stage manager Graham Harrison, deputy stage manager Anne Baxter, assistant stage manager Tom Fisher, and dialect coach Charmian Hoare with children’s casting by Keston and Keston.

The band comprised assistant musical director Chris Poon, Kate Ingram, Hannah Lawrance, Kobi Pham, Jack Pennifold, Zach Okonkwo, Elliot Lyte, and Annie Blake.

Bonnie & Clyde The Musical: Filmed Live is produced by David Treatman and Brett Sullivan, with executive producers Max Johnson, Adam Paulden, Darren Bell, and Jason Haigh-Ellery.

The film is co-produced by Owen Xu, Mignon Xu, Ryan Lee, Howard Treatman, Sophia Banar, Simon Brook, Allen Lin, Clark Edmund Vaccaro, Lisa Freedman, Chris Oakland, Brandon Hughes, Alex Robertson, and Re: Draft Creative.

The live production was produced by Fourth Wall Live, ADAMA Entertainment, Jason Haigh-Ellery, and David Treatman Creative.

See Jeremy Jordan and Frances Mayli McCann in Rehearsal for the London Concert of Bonnie and Clyde

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