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BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End

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#1BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 5:25pm

Announcement was just made during curtain call of the reunion concert production. Performances begin in April at the Arts Theatre. bonnieandclydemusical.com

https://www.facebook.com/whatsonstage/videos/2670752673070314/

Updated On: 1/18/22 at 05:25 PM

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#2BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 5:38pm

At The Arts?! Such a tiny little theatre for this show.

pmensky
#3BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 5:38pm

Wow, that’s exciting! I hope Jeremy does it.

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EDSOSLO858
#4BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 5:38pm

I guess dyin’ (on Broadway) ain’t so bad after all. It’s always good news to see future life for Broadway flops. 


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#5BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 5:38pm

Maybe they're keeping the concert staging which looks pretty sparse. 

Looks like American Idiot played the same venue, which is a pretty big show. 

Updated On: 1/18/22 at 05:38 PM

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#6BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 5:43pm

Between this, Cabaret, and Cinderella, I think it is time for me to start considering my first trip to London.


"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "

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#7BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 6:27pm

Well, if you're going this Spring/Summer you'll also get Amy Adams' "Glass Menagerie", the transfer of "My Fair Lady", Taron Egerton & Jonathan Bailey in "C**k" and a lot more. 

Updated On: 1/27/22 at 06:27 PM

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#8BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 7:02pm

pmensky said: "Wow, that’s exciting! I hope Jeremy does it."

Doubt it. If you've ever been to the Arts, you'll know why!

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#9BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 7:09pm

Osnes was scheduled but wouldn’t vax? As per the concert she lost? 


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#10BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 7:09pm

Double post.


"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Garry Shandling
Updated On: 1/18/22 at 07:09 PM

pmensky
#11BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 7:19pm

Mark_E said: "pmensky said: "Wow, that’s exciting! I hope Jeremy does it."

Doubt it. If you've ever been to the Arts, you'll know why!
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Is it not a full West End comtract? Did he not just do Little Shop off-Broadway in a theatre with fewer seats? If they pay him the right price, I’m sure he’ll do it. Actors enjoy playing to smaller houses.

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#12BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 7:58pm

Why? This show was terrible.   And "Actors don't like playing small houses" because it means less money.

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#13BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 8:10pm

This "review" is bizarre. I've never read another take on this show that found so much to admire. 


"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Garry Shandling

pmensky
#14BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/18/22 at 8:30pm

CurtainPullDowner said: "Why? This show was terrible. And "Actors don't like playing small houses" because it means less money."

Just because it’s a smaller house does not mean they wouldn’t pay him what they needed to pay him. You’re making uninformed statements.

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#15BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 12:46am

Auggie27 said: "This "review" is bizarre. I've never read another take on this show that found so much to admire."

As mentioned in the review the cast album has largely influenced the show’s popularity. I imagine they did not anticipate the concert selling out so quickly and I’m not surprised they will try for a transfer.

Wayman_Wong
#16BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 1:16am

''Is it not a full West End comtract? Did [Jeremy Jordan] not just do Little Shop off-Broadway in a theatre with fewer seats? If they pay him the right price, I’m sure he’ll do it. Actors enjoy playing to smaller houses.''

Exactly. The Arts Theatre has a seating capacity of 350. Jeremy just finished an Off-Broadway stint in ''Little Shop of Horrors'' at the Westside Theatre, which seats 270. Jeremy's also raved about London audiences. So if the money and the timing of a limited run are right, why wouldn't Jeremy consider it? 

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#17BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 2:41am

Just so you all know the Union isn't as strong in the UK and they are paid very less in the UK than their Broadway counterparts. So yeah, I don't see him doing a full run. 

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#18BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 5:39am

It's not about the size of the venue. It's about the Arts theatre which is a truly awful venue. I'd love to have Jeremy in a full run as much as anyone, but then the question is why would they not have announced that with the production seeing as though he is the main selling point.

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#19BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 7:21am

RippedMan said: "Just so you all know the Union isn't as strong in the UK and they are paid very less in the UK than their Broadway counterparts. So yeah, I don't see him doing a full run."

But would it be less than off-Broadway? Also, the UK in general has lower salaries than the USA - if a union could get Broadway salaries in the West End the shows would quickly shut down as no one could afford the tickets!
 

One of the other advantages of the lower cost west end environment is that shows tend to be able to stay open longer and the same shows often seem to close and reopen (meaning more jobs!). The shows also seem to be filmed much more often! (A shame as I think Broadway is higher quality for musicals). 
 

I guess what I’m trying to say is there are pros and cons of both environments. 
 

 


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000

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#20BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 10:29am

I doubt Jeremy Jordan would do it right now but Jordan Luke Gage is leaving “& Juliet” and would be perfect. 
 

This has been Jordan’s opinions on different Jordan’s. 

WestEndGal
#21BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 10:59am

CATSNYrevival said: "Auggie27 said: "This "review" is bizarre. I've never read another take on this show that found so much to admire."

As mentioned in the review the cast album has largely influenced the show’s popularity. I imagine they did not anticipate the concert selling out so quickly and I’m not surprised they will try for a transfer.
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The show sold out quickly because of Jeremy Jordan, not because the show itself is particularly beloved. Unless Jeremy does the London run I’m not sure this will be a cult London hit like the producers are hoping it is, although it is in a small venue. It feels like it’s going into the ART theatre to try and emulate Six’s success, but I’m not sure it’s that kind of show tbh. I think a lot will depend on the casting. Happy to see a new show though and hope it succeeds!

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#22BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 3:50pm

Interestingly, this music has gotten big in figure skating. At least three different ice dance teams and a pairs team have used it in the past couple of years. The Canadian team of Fournier Beaudry/Sorensen, in particular, had huge success with it. 

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#23BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 4:33pm

Exactly. The Arts Theatre has a seating capacity of 350. Jeremy just finished an Off-Broadway stint in ''Little Shop of Horrors'' at the Westside Theatre, which seats 270. Jeremy's also raved about London audiences. So if the money and the timing of a limited run are right, why wouldn't Jeremy consider it?"

 

Because he has a family and home in New Jersey? He doesn't like being away from his young daughter long and never does Broadway/Off for more than 8 months anymore so I sincerely doubt it. I think they'll get a wonderful West End actor for the role though. 

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#24BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 4:40pm

I certainly hope this fares better in the West End than it did on Broadway... I personally love the show and the score (huge Wildhorn fan here). As with most Wildhorn shows, Bonnie and Clyde has amassed a a little bit of a cult following.


"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "

pmensky
#25BONNIE & CLYDE to transfer to the West End
Posted: 1/19/22 at 4:57pm

Sutton Ross said: "Because he has a family and home in New Jersey? He doesn't like being away from his young daughter long and never does Broadway/Off for more than 8 months anymore so I sincerely doubt it. I think they'll get a wonderful West End actor for the role though."

You’re probably right, but on the other hand, If I spent the last three years raising a newborn and being cooped up in quarantine, and my husband said let’s move to London for three months this spring, I’d be ecstatic. His daughter is about to turn three, so she’s at the age where she’s walking, talking and probably potty trained. She could easily travel and adapt well. It would be an amazing adventure for his family.